Director of MFL, 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE

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Harris Academy South Norwood2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8 – L13 Depending on Experience (Outer London) + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an inspiring, qualified MFL teacher who will be able to lead a large, successful Modern Foreign languages team, including Mandarin, Spanish, French and Latin. We also have a thriving sixth form and 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 powellc2@harrissouthnnorwood.org.uk.

Are you an Aspiring Senior Leader?

 At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We offer the opportunity for you to gain your NPQSL qualification, a dynamic development programme for middle leaders potentially one year away from senior leadership. This programme is led by some of the most talented principals in the country and delivered by high-performing principals and senior leaders with exceptional track-records. Our leaders have a wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced in improving outcomes for students. Find out more www.harristeachingschool.com 

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Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cumberlow Avenue, South Norwood, London, SE25 6AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8405 5070
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Harris Academy South Norwood is an 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students that opened in September 2007, located in a purpose built, state-of-the-art new building.

Harris Academy South Norwood is an outstanding Academy and has excellent facilities for teac...