Director of Performing and Physical Arts, Bromley

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Harris Girls' Academy BromleyBromley

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Harris Girls' Academy Bromley is looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic qualified Teacher to join as Director of Performing and Physical Arts.

Your opportunity

Are you a passionate, creative Performing Arts Teacher? Inspire and transform performing arts at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley! We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional qualified Teacher to oversee the delivery of Performing and Physical Arts and work within a talented, highly motivated and supportive team of teachers. Here, we pride ourselves on the supportive network we have, ensuring a friendly, open work culture encouraging career development and progression. 

This is an varied, dynamic role most suited to ambitious middle leaders looking to progess in an thriving academy environment. As Director of Performing and Physical Arts, you will be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and post 16, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas.  

Succession planning is a key part of our success as a Federation, and we believe that we are at the forefront of developing the next generation of Leaders. We can help prepare you for your next Senior Leadership challenge, investing in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training.

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

What we are looking for

  • We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will have:
  • An understanding of theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
  • Teaching experience

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Girls' Academy Bromley:

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is one of the most successful schools in Bromley for progress and one of the most successful schools in the country, with progress being amongst the top 10% of schools this year at +0.71 (Progress 8 2018). We are very proud of our academic and cultural achievements and are ambitious about the future. We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve her personal best in a creative and enterprising culture where learning comes first. Through the development of our learning ethos of CORE, we encourage the girls to become Committed, Optimistic, Resilient and Empathy.

Why work at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley?

At Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley, we aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve her personal best in a creative and enterprising culture where learning comes first. Through the development of our learning ethos of CORE, we encourage the girls to become Committed, Optimistic, Resilient and Enterprising.

We believe that every girl can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and enterprise and a dedication to being the best that they can be.

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is an outstanding school, offering students and staff state-of-the-art facilities in new and recently refurbished buildings. Our examination results place us amongst the very best in the country and we believe that with high quality teaching and support our girls will become responsible and successful in their chosen paths.  We believe that teaching is a craft and continually strive to become even better at it; our high quality CPD supports ambitious and hardworking colleagues to make a real difference to the lives of our students. If you are passionate about your subject, committed to your own learning and keen to make a difference; this could be the academy for you.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • A network of fellow senior leaders and Principals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best executive leaders in education
  • Unrivalled opportunities for leadership progression and preparing you for your first Principalship
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Plus, the opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. Our vision is that Harris academies work collaboratively in sharing school improvement strategies, and support one another as part of the wider Harris Federation.

We look for talented leaders who want to help transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



More about Harris Girls' Academy Bromley
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1QR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8778 5917
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School summary

Harris Academy Bromley is an 11-18 school for Girls in North Beckenham which opened in September 2011. We are a thriving, diverse and academically successful school, with GCSE results are amongst the best in the country and progress bei...