Harris Academy Battersea is seeking to appoint a number of Assistant Principals to expand its leadership team next year.
The current team is incredible in every respect. They are driven, relentless, attentive to detail and dedicated to improving the lives of the students in our care. With such excellent teachers in the staff body, it is inevitable that anyone joining the leadership team will need to be an outstanding practitioner and moreover be able to incisively support other teachers in their development.
With regard to specific responsibilities, we do not have a preference. We aim to hire brilliant people and will assign roles based on previous experience and in discussion with the rest of the team.
At its broadest, the leadership team’s responsibility is to ensure that teachers can focus on their key role which is to mark, plan and teach. The leadership team take as much of the daily running of the school off teachers as possible and this includes nearly all behaviour issues, detentions and duties. We are zero-tolerance school and the leadership must maintain the very highest of standards. We are seeking efficient and exceptionally capable individuals who are passionate and committed to helping all students achieve far higher than they ever thought possible.
Why work at Harris Academy Battersea?
In 2017, the school was named the ‘Evening Standard School of the Year’ and has been ranked as the 4thschool in the country for two years running. With a Progress 8 score of +1.49, students achieve nearly one-and-a-half grades higher than they would in an average school and such progress, alongside the best A-level results in Wandsworth, reflects the exceptional dedication with which everyone in the academy applies themselves.
The staff body is an incredible group of people. They are dynamic, thoughtful and innovative practitioners who do everything that they can to help our children succeed and we are looking for someone similar to join us. We recognise that teaching is a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff who have chosen to are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team deals with will all behaviour issues, non-completion of homework, phone-calls and detentions to make sure that teachers are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.
Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.
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