Deadline is today

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Leadership Scale (Outer London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

At Harris Girls Academy Bromley we have built a school community where we hold character and academic excellence in equally high regard.

Progress 8 for the school was in the top 100 in the country last year, and we were the only school from this group with a student body that has above average disadvantage, and below average EAL. Learning, curriculum, and pedagogy is exemplary here. Although we believe that these results lead to a tangible improvement in the opportunities of our young people, we are equally proud of the way we see our students conduct themselves in our classrooms and corridors on the day to day. In the commitment they demonstrate in the library and the drama studio, or in the resilience they demonstrate in the sports hall and the textiles room. It is a privilege to teach students at Bromley.

We believe that we have built something special here through a leadership at all levels philosophy of constant improvement, and listening to our students, staff, and wider community. Leadership at HGABR means constantly reviewing and reinventing our approach, as we respond to the new opportunities and challenges of our young people present and seek to improve the education they receive. Leadership at HGABR considers that the academy exists as an important community organisation that has an impact on a significant number of lives, and we believe that stewarding this organisation is a responsibility that requires dedication and excellence from us.

The 10-person senior Leadership team comprises of a principal, two VPs, five FDs and two Assistant principals. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the day to day running of the Academy and the creation and implementation of strategy that will ensure the Academy continues to build on its success and improving the world class education we are currently delivering.

As an ideal candidate, you:

  • Have proven successful school leadership
  • Have worked with diverse groups and are a strong advocate for parent and community involvement
  • Have embraced challenges and seek opportunities to develop as an educational leader
  • Have promoted innovative, transformative practices to support student engagement and learning
  • Have modelled a positive inquiry-based approach to problem solving
  • Have inspired and supported students and staff to reach their full potential
  • Have fostered an environment of instructional excellence
  • Have built relationships which support student success in a safe and caring school

Qualifications & Experience

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • QTS and a good undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of three years' experience at senior leadership level, at least once as a deputy/ Vice Principal
  • Experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff
  • Proven success in raising achievement as a subject leader across at least two key stages
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
  • Successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review
  • Good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
  • Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
  • Experience of presenting to a wide audience
  • Ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
  • Experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning in a whole school situation
  • Experience of managing and implementing change successfully at whole school level
  • Experience of using coaching as a model for ensuring on going professional development particularly with subject leaders

What the school offers its 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 for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

We are happy to negotiate individual responsibilities with you, but these could involve:

  • Overseeing the strategic management of data, assessment and target setting (including reporting achievement data to governors and external bodies as required), working with the Principal to set challenging and aspirational whole academy targets.
  • Leading on teaching, learning and assessment across the academy, providing the necessary Professional Learning opportunities to ensure the highest of standards are maintained in the classroom and in student outcomes.
  • Leading on effective behaviour and inclusion, ensuring that the needs of all students are met within and beyond the classroom.
  • Responsible for the success and leadership of at least two faculties.

As a member of the Academy Leadership Group, you will need to meet these general expectations:

  • To collaborate to build and realise the shared vision of excellence and high standards
  • To play a major role in determining strategy
  • To contribute actively towards the formulation and implementation of all academy policies and procedures
  • To agree challenging subject targets, and ensure rigorous monitoring, evaluation and review of progress towards these
  • To ensure high quality teaching and learning in line managed faculties
  • To manage delegated budgets effectively
  • To attend academy leadership meetings
  • To engage in the process of appointing new staff
  • To participate in duties lunch/break/before and after school
  • To contribute to assemblies
  • To share in the management of student disciplinary incidents
  • To actively participate in the monitoring, evaluation and review of teaching and learning in line managed faculties

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Girls Academy Bromley

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1068 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8778 5917

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is the number one school in Bromley for progress and one of the most successful schools in the country, with progress being amongst the top 1% of schools this year at +1.09 (Progress 8 2017). We are very proud of our academic and cultural achievements and are ambitious about the future.

At Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley, we aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve her personal best in a creative and enterprising culture where learning comes first. Through the development of our learning ethos of CORE, we encourage the girls to become Committed, Optimistic, Resilient and Enterprising.

We believe that every girl can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and enterprise and a dedication to being the best that they can be.

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is an outstanding school, offering students and staff state-of-the-art facilities in new and recently refurbished buildings. Our examination results place us amongst the very best in the country and we believe that with high quality teaching and support our girls will become responsible and successful in their chosen paths. We believe that teaching is a craft and continually strive to become even better at it; our high quality CPD supports ambitious and hardworking colleagues to make a real difference to the lives of our students. If you are passionate about your subject, committed to your own learning and keen to make a difference; this could be the academy for you.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Girls' Academy Bromley are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 020 8778 5917 or email to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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