This job expired on 24 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Suitable for early career teachers
Subject
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Job summary

In response to increasing student numbers, Harris Academy Battersea is seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic qualified Design Technology Teacher to join our academy of committed staff

We are seeking a committed professional who has a real passion for Design and Technology with vibrant enthusiasm to work with our brilliant students. This position is ideal for either an experienced teacher or a newly qualified teacher. An NQT/teacher will receive the excellent support of an internal academy CPD programme but also externally across the Federation. You will join a very positive, willing and committed team who will challenge and support you.

We are looking for:

A dedicated and skilled Design Technology Teacher who has the potential to deliver CAMNAT/ Tech Engineering Design and GCSE Graphics.
A committed practitioner, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning throughout their role
A collaborative and driven individual who will support the Design Technology team
A Teacher who would like the opportunity to progress their career

Main Areas of Responsibility
Your purpose of your role will be:

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor
To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
To contribute to raising standards of student attainment
To share and support the academy’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth

Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of:

Operational and strategic planning (including lesson planning, developing resources and syllabuses, and contributing to the departmental plan)
Curriculum planning
Staff development (including continuing professional development and engaging fully in the Performance Management Review process)
Quality assurance (including contributing to the process of monitoring and evaluating the subject area)
Management of information (including maintaining appropriate records and tracking student progress)
Communications with students, parents and other stakeholders
Pastoral system (including being a form tutor to a selected group of students)
Teaching, ensuring a high quality learning experience for students
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:

Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
Have successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice), ideally including experience in multi-ethnic urban schools and of working in an 11-18 school
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Understand the importance of high expectations and equality of access for all students, and of being a tutor
Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4, and of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students' work
Be able to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain positive relationships with all staff
Have a good level of ICT skills, ideally including innovative use of interactive white boards
Be able to create a motivating and safe learning environment for all students
Be able to communicate positively with parents, carers and other external agencies where necessary
Have good written and spoken communication skills
Be able to lead and manage their own work effectively
Have excellent time management skills
Be able to motivate students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies

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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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1071 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
020 7622 0026

About Harris Academy Battersea

In terms of the school more broadly, Harris Battersea achieved progress results that placed the school within the top 1% nationally for the fifth year running. With a Progress 8 score of 0.96, students achieve more than one grade higher than they would in an average school. Such progress, alongside the best A-level results in Wandsworth, reflect the exceptional dedication with which everyone in the academy has applied themselves.

People who choose to work with children are choosing a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team that deals with both behaviour and homework detentions does so to make sure that our staff are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

Should you wish to find out more about what we do or would like to talk to the Principal directly, then please feel free to do so using p.leigh@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

School location

401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP

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