Teacher of English

Harris Academy Clapham, London, SW4 8LD

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    30 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2022

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

Teacher of English job summary

Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Teacher of English. As a Teacher at Harris Academy Clapham, 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.

Job Purpose – A Clapham Teacher who puts the subject first

To play a crucial role in developing and adapt the classroom curriculum to meet students’ needs and ensuring that students develop a depth and love of the subject
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor.
To make sure all students develop a deep and connected knowledge and skills of the subject.
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/strategic planning
Curriculum provision: intent, implementation and impact
Staff development
Quality assurance
Management of information
Management of resources
Pastoral system
Qualifications & Experience
Knowledge and Experience

Graduate in relevant subject and DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status.
Successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice).
Understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4.
Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understanding of inclusive provision and practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all students, including special educational needs, English as an additional language and high achievers.
Knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students work.
Understanding the importance of being a tutor.

Experience in Multi-ethnic urban schools.
A 2:1 or first-class degree
Skills and Abilities

Understanding the importance of being a tutor.
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

Ability to use ICT incl. an interactive white board innovatively.
Personal 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.
Flexible, adaptable, results orientated and able to prioritise, resilient under pressure.
Awareness of and commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity.

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.

Applying for the job

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. 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.

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About Harris Academy Clapham

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
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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