Teacher of Geography

Harris Garrard Academy, Erith, Kent


Job details

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

Job summary

Your Opportunity:

Harris Garrard Academy are looking for a dedicated and inspirational Geography Teacher:

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
To make sure all students develop a deep and connected knowledge and skills of the subject
What we are looking for:

A qualified teacher (holding QTS or equivalent and a relevant undergraduate degree) to teach across KS3 and KS4, and who has excellent subject knowledge
A committed practitioner, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning and who will expect excellence from the students
A collaborative and motivated individual who will lead the subject through a variety of innovative approaches including curriculum design, teaching strategies, use of technology and intervention programmes

As part of our academy, your responsibilities will be:

To assist in the development of appropriate schemes of work, resources marking policies and teaching strategies in the subject area
To ensure that the classroom curriculum is well planned and logically sequenced to help students learn the subject
To contribute to the subject area’s Development Plan and its implementation.
To undertake an allocated programme of teaching (the timetable)
To ensure the delivery of a curriculum that is well sequenced and implemented effectively
To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process
To communicate effectively with all stakeholders involved with the academy
To follow agreed policies for communications in the academy, including the use of technology
To play a full part in the life of the academy community, to support its distinctive aim and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example. This includes open evening and academy events
To comply with the academy’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate

Who 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. The successful applicant will be:

A well-qualified specialist holding DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
A successful teacher with the ability to teach across key stages 3 and 4
An understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students work
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
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
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


Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

To be considered for the role you must submit a fully completed application form ahead of the closing date.

About the Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase All Through
School size 1167 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Harris Garrard Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Garrard Academy

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

School location

Yarnton Way, Erith, Kent, DA18 4DW