- Fixed term (to 31st August 2024)
- UQT Scale (Inner London)
Trainee Teacher of Business job summary
Are you degree-educated with school teaching experience?
Are you passionate about your subject and making a difference to children’s lives?
Would you like to earn a salary whilst training to teach?
Harris Federation employment-based routes to teaching are designed to offer current school employees and people with experience of teaching the opportunity to training to teach whilst earning a salary. Your programme will be delivered by Harris Initial Teacher Training and you will benefit from:
Outstanding course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS);
Weekly Core Training days at Harris Academy Bermondsey with your fellow Trainees;
Tailored, subject-specific training across the year with our specialist Federation sub consultant teams;
Personalised mentoring and a strong support network;
Two placements in contrasting schools.
You will be employed on a fixed-term contract from 1st July 2022 to 31st August 2024.
Please feel free to contact a member of the Harris Initial Teacher Education team for a friendly chat, advice and how to join our next group of outstanding trainee teachers.
Main Areas of Responsibility
As a trainee teacher, you will be teaching in your main placement academy and honing your craft in the classroom whilst learning from expert colleagues. You will spend one day a week at Core Training where you will learn theories and strategies to implement in your teaching practice.
Your mentor, colleagues and HITE Tutor will support you every step of the way, so that you complete your employment-based training programme feeling confident and well-prepared for a successful career in teaching.
We offer a strong support network and exciting environment in which to train to ensure that our trainee teachers leave the course feeling supported, confident and well-prepared. Our provision has been graded as Outstanding by OFSTED.
During July you will take part in an induction process, getting to know your employing school, pupils and policies. You will also take part in the Harris Initial Teacher Education Summer School. You will begin teaching in September and start the weekly Core Training sessions.
Throughout the year you will be working towards gaining your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) qualification. On application, we will discuss the possible completion of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:
An undergraduate degree, minimum 2:2.
GCSE maths, English (and Science) Level 4 or Grade C and above
Experience of teaching or working in schools.
A desire to make a difference to the lives of young people
Passionate about your subject knowledge.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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.
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.
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 Academy Tottenham
- School type
- Free School, ages 4 to 19
- School size
- 1200 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 19
At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:
To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.
To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.
To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.
At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.
Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.
Having been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in June 2017, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that ‘learning is the business of the day’ and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.
“At our Academy, children will develop their academic scholarship alongside their character; becoming citizens who are a credit to their local community. We provide an extensive extracurricular programme to allow students to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. That is only possible through the partnership that exists between families and colleagues and partners at the academy. We are incredibly proud of the close relationships that develop between colleagues, parents, governors and pupils, and indeed they are central to all that we do.” Lawrence Foley, Executive Principal