We are looking for an inspiring, qualified English teacher who will be able to contribute to the development of the English curriculum at KS3 and 4, make a powerful contribution to professional learning at the academy, and who wants to coach and mentor others. Strong subject knowledge and a passion for literature is essential. We have a thriving sixth form so for many subject areas key stage five teaching is also a possibility in the future.
Located five minutes from Norwood Junction train station, a transport hub ten minutes' train journey from London Bridge, Harris Academy South Norwood has belonging and personal growth as our touchstones. We believe that teaching students powerful knowledge and developing their understanding of the world will help them become the best version of themselves: to help them to turn mirrors into windows.
What we are looking for:
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree. The appointed candidate will be well supported by an excellent induction programme and access to excellent CPD for teaching and learning. We don’t have subject meetings, instead we train together.
We are looking for teachers who are resilient, adopt an intellectual approach to their subject, and who are passionate about working with young people. You should have a mindset of “I will make it happen.”
In return, we ensure we offer total support to staff with behaviour, and work hard to remove unnecessary or wasteful tasks. You’ll find no flick and tick marking at HASN.
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.
Why work at Harris Academy South Norwood?
Harris Academy South Norwood is an Outstanding academy with excellent facilities for teaching and learning, operating across two sites and one Governing Body. We have the highest standards of behaviour and expectations and have been recognised by the DFE as being one of the best schools in England for our type of intake, and one of the most effective schools in the country. Our programmes for professionally developing staff are first class.
- A dynamic curriculum, delivered through an ethos of business and enterprise and the very best in technology and resources across our two sites
- A warm, ambitious family of staff and governors with a passion for learning
- Excellent personal and professional development opportunities through the Harris Federation network
- Generous Harris benefits and rewards package - see our benefits page for further information
For more information about this position or to arrange a visit to the academy, please call 0208 4055131 and ask for Caroline Powell, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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