MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + TLR 2b
Calling all passionate, dedicated teachers: Harris Academy Clapham is now open! We are currently looking to appoint an experienced, innovative qualified Teacher to join us as Subject Leader of English.
Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Clapham South tube stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most. Working alongside Harris Federation colleagues with exceptional teaching and leadership experience, you will shape the ethos and culture of this new academy for the benefit of children in South London.
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a superb range of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our Harris Academy Clapham or in one of our 48 academies. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.
What we are looking for:
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. You will need to have:
Subject expertise – you will be an experienced Teacher with specialist knowledge of English and be committed to on-going professional development.
Flexibility – we are a new school, taking on our second cohort of Year 7 students in September 2021. We will have to work together.
Commitment – we will all need to go above and beyond to make Harris Academy Clapham the best it can be.
Team spirit – all work is everybody’s work.
Sense of humour – to be able to make each other laugh whilst focused on getting the job done.
Leadership drive and clear potential to build a successful team as we grow.
QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
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.
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.
Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website for more information.
Applying for the job
Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.More on how to apply
Up to 975 pupils
About Harris Academy Clapham
Harris Academy Clapham is a 11-16 school for 975 students. Our vision of ‘Everything is possible’ encapsulates the opportunity we will offer our students and staff to become the best they can possibly be. As a brand-new secondary school, this allows us to shape a curriculum firmly rooted in subject discipline while embedding values of integrity, honesty and being global citizens. Our students will be both curious and tenacious about their own learning – as will you. Our purpose-built building will have state-of-the-art specialist facilities that include design technology, all the performing and creative arts as well as dedicated science and PE areas.
Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Brixton underground stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most. You will help shape the ethos and culture of this new academy for the benefit of children in south London.
We will be a fantastic and ambitious new school that opens to our first group of Year 7 students in September 2020. The school will be for boys and girls, of mixed ability and aged from years 11 to 16.
The academy will be in a brand new and state-of-the-art building. We will be fully equipped to ensure that our teachers have access to the resources that they need to teach their subject to the highest level. Our teachers will be experts in their fields – they will have a deep subject knowledge that will enable them to support, challenge and enthuse their students.
We will work closely with Harris Clapham Sixth Form, ensuring that our students are able to move on to the best A-level and vocational teaching available in London.
At Harris Academy Clapham, our students will develop as polite, well-rounded and academically successful young people, ready for the challenges that await them. Our students will appreciate and demonstrate that they will have:
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
global views – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better place.
The academy will offer a fully broad and balanced curriculum, particularly celebrating and championing the importance of learning a modern foreign language. Students will have a wider range of ways to learn about the different cultures and customs of countries around the world.
Our students will leave the school with a deep sense of achievement – ready to excel in the further challenges of life that lie ahead of them. In summary, ‘everything is possible’
Clarence Avenue, London, SW4 8LD