- Fixed term (to 31st August 2024)
- UQT Scale (Inner London)
Trainee Teacher of Psychology 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.
Applying for the job
Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job description and person specification. You will need to refer to this when completing your application.
Your application must contain:
A full CV documenting your qualifications and full work history (including all work experience)
A personal statement which will explain why you want to be a teacher and detail how you are suitable for the role as set out in the job description and person specification. This should be approximately 1000 words
Details of 2 referees with professional email addresses.
Suitable referees could include:
your university tutor or supervisor
your current line manager at work
your previous employer
a head teacher at a school where you work or volunteer
a supplier or client you’ve worked with (if you’re self-employed)
Referees should not be family members, partners or friends.
It’s important to have at least one academic or professional reference.
Please note – following application, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. 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 (opens in a new tab)