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  • Start date details

    May

  • Closing date

    9 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

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

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a qualified teacher of Religious Education with an excellent track record in the classroom to join Harris Academy Clapham as Subject Leader of Religious Education. This is part of the next wave of staff recruitment as our Academy grows and takes on its next cohort of students in September 2023, ready for reaching full capacity by 2024.

You will join an open and supportive team with a focus on establishing outstanding provision across the Academy. Your role will include ensuring outstanding teaching and learning in the subject, leadership of the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4 and ensuring a wide range of high-quality enrichment in RE is available for our students.

There is a strong commitment to supporting emerging leaders within the Academy. We welcome applications from candidates where this is the first step on a curriculum leadership journey.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a 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

What the school offers its staff

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'.

TheClapham curriculumis designed to meet the needs, aspirations and abilities of individual students. Our aim is to improve their life chances and enable them to make a positive contribution to the city and world in which they live.

By this we mean that:

  • every student issupportedto fully develop their academic and personal talents; we help students to go on and achieve their dreams and help others
  • wework with our familiesto support all our students, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • we are a supportive part of theLambeth community, working with our neighbours and others as best we can
  • every member ofstaffis supported in becoming the best that they can be, including their future career prospects and ambitions.

Through the Clapham academic, enrichment and pastoral curriculum we expect our students to develop powerful knowledge and the following values and character attributes that will enable them to achieve our vision that ‘Everything is Possible'.

Our key values

Endeavour for excellence

  • Learning to work hard andrelish challenge.
  • Learning tonever give up.
  • Learning to takesensible risks.
  • Learning to alwaysstrive for the bestfor themselves and each other.

Integrity and honesty

  • Always acting withkindness.
  • Treating others the way they would like to be treated.

Self-belief with a global view

  • Growing to have theagencytoachieve their ambitionsfor themselves and the wider world.

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 for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Operational/Strategic Planning
  • To lead on rigorous self-evaluation and review of subject area performance
  • To formulate, in conjunction with the subject team, an annual subject improvement plan (SIP)
  • To lead on the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work, marking and assessment policies and teaching and learning strategies
  • To foster and oversee the application of communication and ICT and numeracy skills in the subject area
  • To ensure that health and safety policies and practices, including risk assessments, throughout the subject area are in-line with national requirements and are updated where necessary

Curriculum Provision

  • To ensure the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective curriculum that has high subject expectations
  • To lead the development of the subject and its delivery
  • To be responsible for the selection of appropriate examination syllabuses
  • To work with other leaders in order to embed cross-curricular Literacy, numeracy and ICT across the Academy

Teaching

  • To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching
  • To plan and prepare courses and lessons
  • To contribute to the whole academy's planning activities
  • To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students
  • To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
  • To ensure a high-quality learning experience for students, including relevant subject materials
  • To ensure effective and efficient deployment of classroom support.
  • To use a variety of delivery methods which will meet student's needs, eg if they have SEND
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the Academy's procedures and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.
  • To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, subject area and Academy procedures.
  • To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and PHSE expectations are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About Harris Academy Clapham

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
394 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0204 513 9350

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’. The Clapham curriculum is designed to meet the needs, aspirations and abilities of individual students. Our aim is to improve their life chances and enable them to make a positive contribution to the city and world in which they live. 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 and help others 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. Through the Clapham academic, enrichment and pastoral curriculum we expect our students to develop powerful knowledge and the following values and character attributes that will enable them to achieve our vision that ‘Everything is Possible’: Our key values Endeavour for excellence Learning to work hard and relish challenge. Learning to never give up. Learning to take sensible risks. Learning to always strive for the best for themselves and each other. Integrity and honesty Always acting with kindness. Treating others the way they would like to be treated. Self-belief with a global view Growing to have the agency to achieve their ambitions for themselves and the wider world. A central core of our ethos is to fully develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural wellbeing. 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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