Subject Leader Art

Harris Academy Clapham, London, SW4 8LD

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2022

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MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + TLR 1

Subject Leader Art job summary

We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Harris Academy Clapham as Subject Leader of Art.

As Harris Academy Clapham grows, you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The main responsibilities of your role will be:

To establish outstanding provision within the subject area. This to include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy’s vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.
To be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3 and KS4, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
To ensure the provision of an appropriately engaging, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the subject area, in accordance with the academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
To ensure that all school policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all colleagues in the subject area.
To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area, with the support and working alongside the MLG/ALG.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:

Experience & Knowledge

Graduate in relevant subject and DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent qualifications)
Successful teaching experience at secondary level – knowing your subject inside out
Understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4
Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
Experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area
Proven success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
Successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Strong level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement, including the use of interactive white boards
Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
Experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning
Experience of managing and implementing change successfully
Experience of using coaching as a model for ensuring on going professional development
Skills & Abilities

The ability to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain positive relationships with teaching and other support staff
The ability to create a motivating and safe learning environment for all students
The ability to communicate positively with parents/carers and, where appropriate, outside agencies in a way that facilitates effective links between home and school
Good communication skills both writing and speaking
Ability to lead and manage own work effectively and take responsibility for own professional development
Ability to carry out the job description
Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines under pressure
Ability to motivate students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies e.g. assessment for learning
Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities

Enthusiasm for and commitment to the achievement of the Academy’s overall vision for success at all levels
Commitment to contributing to Academy life as a whole and willingness to be involved with clubs and community projects
A positive approach to hard work
A positive role model for students
Passion for teaching own subject specialism
Enthusiastic and exceptional teacher, with a proven track record of excellent results in public examinations
Flexible, adaptable, results orientated and able to prioritise, resilient under pressure
Awareness of and commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity
To command and demand respect from the Academy community
A commitment to “personalising learning” for all students in the Academy
Creativity and enthusiasm to promote a positive Academy image to the local and national community

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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About Harris Academy Clapham

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
193 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0204 513 9350

About Us
The vision of Harris Academy Clapham is a simple one:

From our opening in September 2020, our academy is a place where ‘everything is possible’. By this we mean that:

every student is supported to fully develop their academic and personal talents. We help students to go on and achieve their dreams
we work with our families to support all our students, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
we are a supportive part of the Lambeth community, working with our neighbours and others as best we can
every member of staff is supported in becoming the best that they can be, including their future career prospects and ambitions.
It is our vision of ‘everything is possible’ that underpins the five values that staff and students at the academy uphold:

endeavour – to relish challenge, never give up and learn to take sensible risks
self-belief – to believe that they can and will go on to achieve their ambitions
honesty – act with integrity, treating others the way they would like to be treated
excellence – not settling for second best or for the easiest option
having a global view – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better one.
A central core of our ethos is to fully develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural well-being. We ensure that our students understand their role in making the academy and their community a safer and better place. We do this in a wide variety of ways. including after-school activities, during lessons, school visits and working with a range of external organisations such as local and national charities.

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