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Teacher of English (TLR available)

Harris Academy Orpington, Kent

Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership, Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Job summary

Inspire the young people at Harris Academy Orpington. We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic qualified Teacher of English to work alongside our Head of Department and join our academy of committed staff.

Your opportunity

We are striving for excellence in attitude, ambition and achievement. We are transforming an academy and community as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

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.

We are seeking a committed professional who has a real passion for subject with vibrant enthusiasm to work with our brilliant students.

This position is ideal for either a newly qualified teacher or an experienced teacher, with a TLR available for the right candidate, to be discussed at interview. You 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.

You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this role.

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.

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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

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 further 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. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 800 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Orpington website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisorpington.org.uk
Contact phone number 01689 819219

About Harris Academy Orpington

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding, we are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future. We believe that every student can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best that they can be.We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

Our Vision

As an academy, we make no excuses for having the highest expectations of our students; we believe that we should all practise courtesy, consideration and cooperation and we instil these values in the students from their very first day.

We aim to inspire and support every student to achieve his or her personal best by fostering a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best they can be. We take a collaborative approach to getting the very best out of each other and believe that we can achieve much more together.

Our curriculum is designed to encourage students to become committed, optimistic, resilient and enterprising. Learning is not just something that happens inside the classroom. We believe the young people need to learn to be internationally minded, tolerant and accepting. With one of the world’s most exciting cities on our doorstep, we do everything we can to ensure that the boys and girls in our Academy experience the best of what a big city has to offer, including museums, libraries, architecture and much more.

School location

Tintagel Road, Kent, BR5 4LG

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