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  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership Scale L24-L28 (Outer London: £77,643-£82,290) based on experience

Job summary

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join Harris Academy South Norwood as Vice Principal at our Beulah Hill campus.

Main Areas of Responsibility
This will be negotiated with the individual candidate, but could involve:

To oversee 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.
To lead 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.
To lead on effective behaviour and inclusion, ensuring that the needs of all students are met within and beyond the classroom.
General Expectation of Academy Leadership Group

Collaborate as a member of the academy Leadership Group in order to build and realise the shared vision of excellence and high standards for all students.
To play a major role in determining strategy for the academy.
Contributing actively towards the formulation of all academy policies and procedures and ensuring their consistent implementation throughout the school.
Agreeing challenging subject targets, including student achievement targets, ensuring rigorous monitoring, evaluation and review of progress towards these through faculty improvement plans.
Ensuring high quality teaching and learning in line managed faculties, following the academy policy for self-evaluation and review.
To manage delegated budgets effectively.
To attend academy leadership meetings as appropriate.
To engage in the process of appointing new staff including the interview process.
To participate in duties lunch/break/before and after school.
Contributing to assemblies.
Sharing in the management of student disciplinary incidents, making recommendations to the Principal regarding exclusions and facilitating the process of student re-integration.
To actively participate in the monitoring evaluation and review of teaching and learning in line managed faculties. Managing any capability or disciplinary procedures in line with academy policy, where appropriate.

To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching according to the duties of a standard scale teacher.
To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies.
To contribute to the academy Improvement Plan and its implementation.
To attend all appropriate meetings.
To plan and prepare courses and lessons in line with academy policy.
To contribute to the whole academy’s planning activities.
To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in the academy.
To assess record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as required.
To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and Enterprise are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.
To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, subject area and academy procedures.
Management of Resources

To manage the available resources of space, staff, budget and equipment effectively within the policies and procedures of the academy.
Qualifications & Experience
Knowledge & Experience

Graduate (with a good degree)
Qualified Teacher
Minimum of three years at senior leadership level
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 that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement, including the use of interactive white boards
Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, managers, governors and parents
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
Personal Qualities

Enthusiasm for and commitment to the achievement of the academy’s overall vision for success at all levels
Willingness to work hard
Enthusiastic and Exceptional teacher, with a proven track record of excellent results in public examinations.
Flexible, adaptable, results orientated, able to prioritise; resilient under pressure
Awareness of and commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity
To command and demand respect from the school community
A commitment to “personalising learning” for all students in the academy
Creativity and enthusiasm to promote a positive school image to the local and national community
The aspirations, talent and enthusiasm to become a Principal

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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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
2129 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
0208 405 5070

About Harris Academy South Norwood

Harris Academy South Norwood is an extremely popular 11-19 academy that has been judged Outstanding by OFSTED since 2010. We deliver a broad and challenging curriculum to all our students in a calm and well-ordered environment. We have high expectations of all members of the school community. This is reflected in our consistently high student performance at GCSE, progression to post 16 study at our sixth form and then on to some of the best universities in the country.

Harris Academy South Norwood is split over two campuses. Each campus has its own Principal, Leadership Team, Teachers and support staff. This means each child is well known and supported in a caring and supportive environment by staff that will really get to know them.

Both offer the same broad and balanced curriculum, but each campus does have a distinctive character. This role is based at our Beulah Hill site.

School location

Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE

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