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Teacher of Humanities (RE specialist)

Harris Academy Clapham, London

Job details

Job role
Humanities, Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Job summary

Harris Academy Clapham is looking to appoint an experienced, qualified Teacher of Humanities, specialising in RE, who wants to be part of a recently opened and growing academy.

Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Clapham South tube stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most. Working alongside Harris Federation colleagues who have wide experience in opening new schools, your job is to help shape the ethos and culture of the academy for the benefit of children in south London.

Your opportunity

Your role will be:

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 humanities and RE
To make sure all students learn to read, write and speak confidently, fluently and accurately
To make sure all students develop a deep and connected knowledge and skills of Humanities and RE (as we grow, this post is likely to become RE focused)
To share and support the academy’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor.
We offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You would 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 a newly established academy that will grow each year until we are full. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about teaching and have:

Subject expertise - you will have excellent subject knowledge and be committed to on-going professional development
Flexibility - currently we have Year 7 students, from September it will be Years 7 and 8. We will have to work together
Commitment - we will all need to go above and beyond to make Harris Academy Clapham the best it can be
Team spirit - all work is everybody's work
Sense of humour - Join us in creating a happy and healthy learning culture for our staff and students.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this role.

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 more 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. 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.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
Up to 975 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0204 513 9350

About Harris Academy Clapham

Harris Academy Clapham is a 11-16 school for 975 students. Our vision of ‘Everything is possible’ encapsulates the opportunity we will offer our students and staff to become the best they can possibly be. As a brand-new secondary school, this allows us to shape a curriculum firmly rooted in subject discipline while embedding values of integrity, honesty and being global citizens. Our students will be both curious and tenacious about their own learning – as will you. Our purpose-built building will have state-of-the-art specialist facilities that include design technology, all the performing and creative arts as well as dedicated science and PE areas.

Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Brixton underground stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most. You will help shape the ethos and culture of this new academy for the benefit of children in south London.

We will be a fantastic and ambitious new school that opens to our first group of Year 7 students in September 2020. The school will be for boys and girls, of mixed ability and aged from years 11 to 16.

The academy will be in a brand new and state-of-the-art building. We will be fully equipped to ensure that our teachers have access to the resources that they need to teach their subject to the highest level. Our teachers will be experts in their fields – they will have a deep subject knowledge that will enable them to support, challenge and enthuse their students.

We will work closely with Harris Clapham Sixth Form, ensuring that our students are able to move on to the best A-level and vocational teaching available in London.

At Harris Academy Clapham, our students will develop as polite, well-rounded and academically successful young people, ready for the challenges that await them. Our students will appreciate and demonstrate that they will have:

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
global views – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better place.
The academy will offer a fully broad and balanced curriculum, particularly celebrating and championing the importance of learning a modern foreign language. Students will have a wider range of ways to learn about the different cultures and customs of countries around the world.

Our students will leave the school with a deep sense of achievement – ready to excel in the further challenges of life that lie ahead of them. In summary, ‘everything is possible’

School location

Clarence Avenue, London, SW4 8LD

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