Teacher of Science

Harris Academy Ockendon, South Ockendon, RM15 5AY

2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    1 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS (London Fringe) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

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

At Harris Academy Ockendon , 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.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
  • Have successful teaching experience at secondary level (can be teaching practice), ideally including experience in multi-ethnic urban schools and of working in an 11-18 school
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
  • Understand the importance of high expectations and equality of access for all students, and of being a tutor
  • Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4, and of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students' work
  • Be able to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain positive relationships with all staff
  • Have a good level of ICT skills, ideally including innovative use of interactive white boards
  • Be able to create a motivating and safe learning environment for all students
  • Be able to communicate positively with parents, carers and other external agencies where necessary
  • Have good written and spoken communication skills
  • Be able to lead and manage their own work effectively
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Be able to motivate students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies

What the school offers its staff

“I am passionate about three things:

  • Leading staff to become happy, successful, highly trained professionals who stay in the game and don't burn out or lose their way.
  • Creating a fulfilling secondary experience for students where they can grow to become well-rounded, ambitious and successful young adults ready to put a ding in the universe.
  • My life outside work.
  • Being great at number 1 and number 2 should not mean we can't do number 3!”

    - George McMillan, Executive Principal and National Leader of Education.

    We are an 11-18 academy with a thriving Sixth Form and a lovely building. ; It is a school where we are as passionate about developing our staff as we are about developing our students.

    Our location just outside the M25 means we attract staff not only from Essex but from London. Indeed, over half our staff live in Kent/Surrey/South East and Central London. Some of our team even travel from West London because they like the school so much.

    Our role here is to help students and staff dream bigger than they ever thought possible, and to make that dream come true through our culture of “work hard, be kind, take responsibility” which beats at the heart of our school.

    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.

    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 for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

    Further details about the role

    The purpose of your role will be:

    • To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
    • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor
    • To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
    • To contribute to raising standards of student attainment
    • To share and support the academy's responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth

    Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of:

    • Operational and strategic planning (including lesson planning, developing resources and syllabuses, and contributing to the departmental plan)
    • Curriculum planning
    • Staff development (including continuing professional development and engaging fully in the Performance Management Review process)
    • Quality assurance (including contributing to the process of monitoring and evaluating the subject area)
    • Management of information (including maintaining appropriate records and tracking student progress)
    • Communications with students, parents and other stakeholders
    • Pastoral system (including being a form tutor to a selected group of students)
    • Teaching, ensuring a high quality learning experience for students

    Commitment to safeguarding

    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.

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    About Harris Academy Ockendon

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 18
    Education phase
    View all Secondaryjobs
    School size
    1329 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 18
    Phone number
    01708 851661

    School location

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