English Lead Practitioner/ Aspiring Lead Practitioner, South Croydon, Surrey

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Harris Academy PurleySouth Croydon, Surrey

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

We are seeking an Outstanding qualified English Teacher for a Lead Practitioner Role to support the academy in raising standards of teaching and learning across Departments, and to provide specialist subject expertise to assist departmental staff. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious professional to join our team of committed staff who ‘share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what students can achieve‘ (Ofsted).  Exceptional Professional Development opportunities, whatever your level of development and ambitions, exist within the academy itself and as part of the very successful Harris Federation.

Harris Academy Purley is an oversubscribed 11-19 co-educational academy with 1000 students currently on roll, situated on the Croydon/Surrey border with excellent transport to central London, Surrey and the south coast. Open since September 2009, we were judged Outstanding. The academy moved into a state-of-the-art new building in September 2012. Our sixth form provision is expanding with increasing numbers of students taking Mathematics and Further Mathematics. 

We are a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat on another with care and respect. The academy combines traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. The academy’s leadership team and staff share an expectation that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves his or her “personal best”. With an emphasis on Enterprise, the academy strives each and every day to create a culture and ethos which promotes curiosity, initiative and leadership in all our young people. 

What we are looking for:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
  • Strong subject knowledge with a real passion for English
  • The ability to teach the English curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
  • A collaborative and motivated individual who will help deliver and lead the subject

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.

Why work at Harris Academy Purley?

  • “This is an outstanding academy. High quality teaching promotes learning and enjoyment for all students.” – Ofsted
  • The opportunity to be part of an oversubscribed, 'Outstanding'-rated academy
  • A superb, modern working environment with state-of-the-art facilities
  • A happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect
  • Generous Harris benefits and rewards package

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE NOW.

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: Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86811141
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Harris Academy Purley is a co-educational 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students which opened in September 2009, with a £20 million new building opening in September 2012. Harris Purley offers specialisms in Enterprise and Sport using its extensive playing...