• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 March 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    24 February 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects
Law, Sociology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance

Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic and outstanding qualified Teacher of Sociology and Criminology. The successful candidate should be confident to teach at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

We are happy to accept applications from NQTs and experienced teachers.

Your opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious professional to join our team of committed staff who ‘share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what students can achieve' (Ofsted). Exceptional professional development opportunities, whatever your level of development and ambitions, exist within the academy itself and as part of the very successful Harris Federation.

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. We are looking for:

A dynamic and outstanding teacher, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
The ability to teach Sociology and Criminology at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
An ambitious person with high expectations for yourself and your students
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 further 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
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1209 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
info@harrispurley.org.uk
Contact phone number
0208 681 1141

About Harris Academy Purley

Harris Academy Purley is an oversubscribed 11-19 co-educational Academy with currently 1000 students on roll, situated on the Croydon/Surrey border with excellent transport to central London, Surrey and the south coast. Open since September 2009, we were judged Outstanding. The Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art new building in September 2012. Harris Purley offers specialisms in Enterprise and Sport using its extensive playing fields. Our sixth form provision is expanding with increasing numbers of students taking Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Student progress is in the top 10% nationally.

We are a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect. The Academy combines traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology.

Academy Ethos:

Harris Academy Purley is a school where students are given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their personal best. By the time they leave the Academy, we want our young people to be happy and educated with the desire and drive to succeed. This means:

Each student gets the individual care and attention they need to thrive and achieve their personal best.
Teachers bring learning alive and class sizes are kept as small as possible.
Students participate in a broad range of after-school activities.
All students contribute to Academy life by taking on positions of responsibility. This may, for example, be through directing an Academy play, captaining a sports team or playing in a band.
Everyone works together to maintain a happy, safe and orderly environment. We instil mutual respect between students and staff and have zero tolerance of bullying in any form.
We promote high expectations and set standards of excellence. Staying on for Sixth Form is encouraged so that it becomes the norm, not the exception. Our Sixth Form is being run in conjunction with the Harris Sixth form.

School location

Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT

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