• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 June 2021 at 10:36am

  • Date listed

    21 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Languages, Mandarin
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + TLR 1a

Job summary

Harris Academy Clapham is looking to appoint an experienced, qualified Teacher of Mandarin who wants to take responsibility for the subject in 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 part in developing and adapt the classroom curriculum to meet students’ needs and ensuring that students develop a depth and love of Mandarin
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 Mandarin
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.

Additional allowances

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.

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
Up to 975 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
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 possible’ encapsulates the opportunity we will offer our students and staff to become best they can possibly be. As brand-new secondary school, this allows us shape curriculum firmly rooted in subject discipline while embedding values integrity, honesty being global citizens. be both curious tenacious about their own learning – as you. purpose-built building have state-of-the-art specialist facilities that include design technology, all performing creative arts well dedicated science PE areas. Located within easy reach Common Brixton underground stations, at heart Lambeth. Your work power transform life opportunities where it needed most. You help ethos culture new academy benefit children south London. We fantastic ambitious opens first group Year 7 September 2020. The boys girls, mixed ability aged from years 11 16. brand building. fully equipped ensure teachers access resources need teach highest level. experts fields deep knowledge enable them support, challenge enthuse closely with Sixth Form, ensuring are able move on A-level vocational teaching available At Clapham, develop polite, well-rounded academically successful young people, ready challenges await them. appreciate demonstrate have: endeavour relish challenge, never give up learn take sensible risks self-belief believe go achieve ambitions act treating others way would like treated excellence not settling second or easiest option views understanding place world how make better place. broad balanced curriculum, particularly celebrating championing importance modern foreign language. Students wider range ways different cultures customs countries around world. leave sense achievement excel further lie ahead In summary, ‘everything

School location

Clarence Avenue, London, SW4 8LD

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