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  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    5 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Important

This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

L8-L18 (Inner 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 Vocational Programme Director, driving up standards and improving outcomes for students in vocational subjects in the Thames Quadrant.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject specialism (or equivalent)
  • Qualified teacher status (or equivalent)
  • At least three years' teaching experience, of which at least two years should be in a management role
  • Experience of teaching your subject specialism to KS5
  • Clear evidence of having raised standards of achievement at all levels
  • Successful experience of curriculum development
  • Experience in observing and evaluating teacher quality and providing feedback
  • Experience of setting specific targets and managing improvement across a Key Stage or more widely
  • Successful experience in a multi-ethnic inner-city school
  • Evidence of being an excellent teacher

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

What the school offers its staff

The Harris Federation is a leading education charity with 54 Harris primary and secondary academies across London and Essex. The founder, Chairman and sponsor of the Harris Federation, Lord Harris of Peckham, opened our first school in 1990. We now educate some 38,000 young people and closing the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission.

The Harris Federation has a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement and has built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding academies in London.

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.

Further details about the role

The principal responsibilities of your role will be:

  • To work with the academies and partner schools to drive up standards of student attainment and achievement in the relevant subject in each of the Quadrant academies
  • To monitor and evaluate the work of subject departments and to build their capacity to improve through mentoring, coaching, professional development and performance management as appropriate
  • To teach key examination groups from time to time in particular academies when the need arises
  • To identify best practice and ensure this is shared and spread across the Quadrant


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 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.

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About Harris Federation

Type
Multi-academy trust
Phone number
0208 253 7777

Making an impact
Educating 1 in 41 young people in London, we have a track record of achieving success through rapid school improvement, and a reputation for running outstanding academies. Our focus is on the most challenging schools in London and turning them into places where every young person has access to a high-quality education.

Commitment to young people in London
Unlike other large multi-academy trusts, we are committed to transforming schools in London and the surrounding areas. This focus on localisation means we intimately know the communities we work in and have the expertise to help our young people from these backgrounds to succeed. It also allows us to build a much stronger whole Federation network, collaborating more closely to share best working practices across our academies.

Centralised support
To ensure our academies can deliver exceptional education to our young people, we provide them with a strong support provision. Our dedicated central team supports all 52 of our academies, acting as a central hub with expertise in Finance, HR, Compliance, Estates, Audit, Recruitment, and IT, and many more. This centralised structure takes away much of the educational administration from our academy colleagues, allowing them to focus on what they do best – developing bright futures for our young people.

Experts in education
We are focused solely on education and have a team of experienced senior leaders who drive our ambition to deliver outstanding learning opportunities to as many young people as possible. Our organisation is led by people who have extensive experience working in education and know exactly what it is like to be at the forefront of teaching.

School Details

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1309 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
609 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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