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Teacher of Media Studies (Maternity Cover)

Harris Academy Rainham, Rainham, Essex

Job details

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

Job summary

Harris Academy Rainham is looking to appoint a qualified Teacher of Media Studies to cover maternity leave within its team of specialists.

Your opportunity

The post will involve ensuring quality of delivery, assessment, achievement and progress in Media Studies at Harris Academy Riverside in years 7 to 11 and the promotion of an imaginative, extensive and immersive experience including relevant practical experience, visits and trips.

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. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers, NQTs, RQTs or beginning teachers who are committed and passionate about Media Studies and its impact on the overall development of students and who share our belief that every student can and should achieve. Applicants should have an engaging love of subject and an unwavering belief in the ability of pupils to exceed expectations, and must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

Candidates should have a drive to understand the thinking processes and drivers necessary for success in Media Studies in addition to the intellectual and psychological barriers to the learning of thesubject and be prepared to research and strategise to ensure that students make the best possible progress. As an educator, the successful candidate should recognise the need for students to develop outstanding habits of behaviour and learning and therefore be prepared to think outside of his or her discipline in order to achieve these aims.

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

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 full details.

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 Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 937 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Rainham website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisrainham.org.uk

About Harris Academy Rainham

At Harris Academy Rainham we hold that our academy should provide students with a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, the belief in themselves and their unbounded potential and the opportunities to become more than they thought was possible. These are the values that we hold to be true and that drive our academy forward. Harris Academy Rainham joined the Harris Federation (a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education) in September 2016. In joining Harris, we have become part of a family of happy and highly successful primary and secondary schools in London and Essex and have the benefit of a team of experts in education who can provide teachers and leaders at Harris Rainham with a great deal of focused support. We teach in mixed ability groups, except in maths, which is divided into sets. Where students need extra help, our teachers coach them in small groups or provide one to one support. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise.

Academy Ethos:

We combine the traditional Harris values of excellent uniform, behaviour and manners with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Working closely with families to ensure that students are supported and nurtured, we work hard every day to make learning accessible to all of our students.

School location

Lambs Lane South, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9XD