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Vice Principal: Curriculum and Learning

Harris Academy Purley, South Croydon, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Leadership Scale (Outer London): L17-L22

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional, experienced, qualified teacher to join our academy as Vice Principal in Curriculum and Learning.

Your opportunity

Lead transformational change with Harris Academy Purley. As Vice Principal in Curriculum and Learning, you will join a dedicated senior leadership team in providing an outstanding school learning environment for the young people we serve. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic senior leader with a proven track record of school improvement to support the development of this thriving academy.

You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader with the Harris Federation. We can offer you a range of bespoke courses and qualifications through our Teaching School, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQH for aspiring principals.

Succession planning is a key part of our success as a Federation, and we believe that we are at the forefront of developing the next generation of Leaders. We can help prepare you for your next Senior Leadership challenge, investing in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training.

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:

Extensive teaching experience
Outstanding teaching practice
Successful management experience as member of the Senior Leadership Team
QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree
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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