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Teaching and Learning Consultant

Harris Federation, Croydon, CR0 1LH

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

Leadership Scale based on experience

Teaching and Learning Consultant job summary

The Harris Federation is looking to appoint new Teaching & Learning Consultants to join our established team of central primary consultants. We are interested to hear from experienced primary practitioners who would like to further develop their leadership experience within a highly collaborative and supportive environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspiring and highly motivated teacher to join a team of experienced specialists, and to work with senior leaders from across the Federation to help impact on the quality of teaching within our primary academies.

About Us
Primary Education at Harris consists of 23 academies around London, with most located in areas of disadvantage, but many of which are amongst the highest performing in the country.

Our vision for Harris primary academies is that every child is safe, happy and respected.
Despite in many cases replacing schools that had been considered failing by Ofsted, today the majority of Harris primaries are rated “Outstanding” and the others are “Good”.

By Year 6, the proportion of our pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths is well above average. Disadvantaged pupils, those with special education needs and with English as an additional language all surpass national scores for their cohorts.

Our primary consultants are a highly supportive team of full-time specialists who play a key part in this achievement, and help underpin Harris as a top performing MAT for primary education. Each consultant has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning, and who work with academy teams to help develop teachers to become exemplary classroom practitioners.

Main Areas of Responsibility
This is a unique opportunity to fast track your career. You will have the chance to gain new skills and expertise, and to extend your understanding of different leadership and teaching approaches by working across a group of academies. The role involves coaching and mentoring, team teaching classes, modelling best practice, assisting in the recruitment and selection of outstanding teachers, and developing CPD opportunities. The post holder will also have the opportunity to work with our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team, offering subject mentoring to our in-house Harris trainee teachers.

Our consultant positions are an opportunity to develop and prepare you for senior leadership, and a variety of posts within the Harris Federation, including a future Principalship.

Whilst central team consultants have a base site at the Harris Federation Head Office near East Croydon Station (within 15 minutes of central London by rail and with fast access to the M25), consultants are expected to spend the vast majority of their time working on-site at academies. All Harris academies are located within a maximum 90-minute commute of each other, and its through this close network that consultants can share resources, knowledge and best practice, whilst working as a team to provide our academies with on-call support from the Harris Federation.

Qualifications & Experience
If you are an inspirational and talented leader who shares our vision and ethos for education, then we want to hear for you.

We are looking for:

QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
At least 5 years' teaching experience, and at least two years in a management role
A successful track record in teaching either EYFS, KS1 or KS2
Flexibility to travel to Harris academies

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 Federation

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number
0208 253 7777

The Harris Federation is a leading education charity with 51 Harris primary and secondary academies across London and Essex. The founder, Chairman and sponsor of the Harris Federation, Lord Harris of Peckham, opened our first school in 1990. We now educate some 38,000 young people and closing the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission.

The Harris Federation has a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement and has built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding academies in London.

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