Teacher of PE and Sport

Harris Clapham Sixth Form, London, SW4 8DX

This job expired on 25 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 May 2022

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

Teacher of PE and Sport job summary

Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Teacher of PE and Sport.

At Harris Clapham Sixth Form , 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.

About Us
The vision for Harris Clapham Sixth Form is expressed simply as "Be the best". The academy will be the best place to work and the best place to learn. This is because everyone, all our staff and students develop to be the best version of themselves that they possibly can.

There are three core values that sum up our ambition for our students. Our values help make sure that our students continue to grow into well-rounded and highly successful young people. We fully support students and provide them with every opportunity to nurture and develop our values. There are three core values:


“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” - Maya Angelou

Courage – so that our students:

will be the best version of themselves that they can be
champion inclusion and make the world a better place
persevere and successfully meet the challenges of 6th form studies.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without
hope and confidence." - Helen Keller

Confidence – so that our students:

believe in themselves and what they can achieve
use their range of talents to the full
help shape their community and be role models for modern Britain.

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” Jean-Paul Sartre

Commitment – so that our students

‘walk the talk’ and have the discipline to make things happen
work hard and take actions to achieve their full potential
think and act positively for others and not just themselves.
These core values are central to all work. They combine to help us ensure that our students become vibrant, healthy and well-rounded young people, fully prepared for what lies ahead.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Someone who can:

teach Economics A level effectively, enthusiastically, infectiously
make sure all students develop a deep understanding of and love for the subject
assess and intervene so that students reach the top grades
share a passion for pedagogy with other teachers, both within and outside science
develop and adapt the classroom curriculum to meet students’ needs
encourage in students self-confidence and a commitment to their future so that they see and seize opportunities for personal, professional and academic growth
guide, lead, monitor and support a group of students as a form tutor
contribute to a wider passion for learning and the enrichment curriculum.
Qualifications & Experience
Knowledge and Experience

Graduate in relevant subject and DfE recognised QTS
Successful teaching experience at A level (including as a trainee)
Understanding of theory/practice of effective teaching and learning.
Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understanding of inclusive practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all, including special educational needs, English as an additional language and high achievers.
Understanding the importance of being a tutor.

Experience in Multi-ethnic urban schools.
A 2:1 or first-class degree
Examiner experience
Able to teach A level Economics
Thorough knowledge of the Economics specification
Skills and Abilities

Ability to carry out the job description.
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.
The ability to communicate positively with parents/carers and where appropriate outside agencies in a way that facilitates effective links between home and school.
Strong 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

Knowledge and experience of curriculum planning and developing schemes of work/lesson plans
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.

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About Harris Clapham Sixth Form

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
View all 16-19jobs
School size
Up to 600 pupils
Age range
16 to 19
Contact phone number
0204 542 4900

Our academy is brand new and benefits from being a state-of-the-art building. It has been especially designed to deliver a Sixth Form education, including an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related subjects.

We have, for example, high specification science laboratories, computing suites and art facilities. In short, our teachers have access to the resources that they need to teach their subjects to the highest level.

Our teachers are all subject experts – they have a deep knowledge that will enable them to support and challenge their students to achieve their personal best. I am also the Executive Principal for Harris Academy Clapham. The Sixth Form will work closely with Harris Clapham - one example of this is sixth-formers working with younger students to give them additional role modelling and inspiration. The vision for Harris Clapham Sixth Form is simple: 'Be the best'. This includes to be the best place to learn and also the best place for teachers to work.

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