Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

Business studies, Computing, Health and social care

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - September 2024 - August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£50,929-£62,703

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 a qualified, experienced teacher to join us as Enterprise and Vocational Director, covering maternity leave.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a good, relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Be an excellent teacher with a minimum of two years' teaching experience.
  • Have proven success in raising achievement.
  • Have experience of leading others, ensuring high quality performance.
  • Have successful experience in implementation of monitoring, evaluation and review process to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate a high level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement.
  • Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development.
  • Have experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, other managers, students and parents.
  • Understand creative whole school strategies for improving literacy and numeracy and the importance of this in raising achievement.
  • Have some successful experience of leading on cross subject initiatives that have contributed to raising achievement.
  • Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for Assessment for Learning and Learning to Learn.
  • Have recent and relevant experience of managing and implementing change successfully at subject leader level.
  • Be willing to use coaching as a model for ensuring on-going professional development.


What the school offers its staff

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.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • To be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and post 16, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
  • To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the subject area, in accordance with the academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
  • To ensure that all school policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all staff in the subject area.
  • To ensure agreed tutor programme is implemented and that tutors are effective in their role.
  • To ensure effective behaviour for learning is evident throughout faculty
  • To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area.
  • To lead development for literacy, through the WORD strategy, within subject areas, to raise standards of Literacy across the Academy

Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of:

  • Operational and strategic planning (including rigorous self-evaluation and review of subject area performance, formulating the subject and faculty improvement plans, and leading the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching strategies)
  • Ensuring the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost effective curriculum and leading development of the subject and its delivery
  • Staff development (including recruiting, building and managing an effective team of motivated staff)
  • Student outcomes (including ensuring the effective operation of target setting, monitoring and evaluation systems and the input and maintenance of accurate student data)
  • Pastoral system, taking responsibility for the pastoral care and welfare of up to 150 students, supporting in raising attendance and working as part of the wider leadership team ensuring student behaviour is in line with expectations
  • Teaching, including acting as an outstanding role model


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 info@harrisbromley.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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