Harris Academy Orpington is looking for a Head of Business Studies/ICT: an exciting position at a school striving for excellence in attitude, ambition and achievement. We are transforming an academy and community as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.
As a qualified teacher, you will have the unique opportunity to transform, develop and lead in a subject area, ensuring that students achieve outstanding outcomes having an excellent Business Studies/ICT experience.
The successful candidate will lead an emerging area to excellence, building an outstanding reputation for Business/ICT in the Academy.
Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. Since converting, results have dramatically improved, with a high positive progress 8 score of 0.73 in 2017, putting the Academy within the top 6% of the Schools nationally. Students also achieved above the national rates in GCSE English and Maths. Harris Academy Orpington combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching. Our highly skilled and committed teachers inspire students to work hard and achieve their absolute best. Lessons are interesting and engaging and students are enthusiastic about learning.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for someone who is a committed professional and has a real passion for Business/ICT. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, enthusiastic and have a deep understanding of all aspects of their subject. There will be excellent CPD opportunities to support you in your development as a leader within the Academy and across the Federation as well as many opportunities within an internal, successful succession planning framework.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this role.
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.
Why work at Harris Academy Orpington?
- An opportunity to join an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community, working with experienced and inspirational leaders towards an outstanding future.
- Harris Academy Orpington combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching.
- Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.
We are striving for excellence in Ambition, Achievement and Attitude. We are transforming an academy and community as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.
For more information, or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Barbara Fathers, HR Manager, at Harris Academy Orpington on 01689 819219..
Are you an Aspiring Middle Leader?
At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We can offer you the opportunity to gain your NPQML, a qualification that provides a national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. This programme is for teachers aspiring to take up middle leadership positions, and led by some of the most talented principals in the country who are highly experienced in improving outcomes for pupils and students. Find out more www.harristeachingschool.com
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