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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    23 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Directed

Contract type

Permanent

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

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join us as Vice Principal.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Graduate (with a good degree)
  • Qualified Teacher
  • Minimum of three years 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 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
  • 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

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


What the school offers its staff

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of nearly 400 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve' encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential. We believe that a well-supported and valued staff body is the key to our success.

We are the ‘Teaching School Hub' for Croydon and Sutton and we are able to offer all teachers an extensive programme of first class professional development. Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is part of the Harris Federation and this enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and training and development opportunities to support your career development including Masters and other qualifications.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

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.


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 City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1271 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance. Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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