Head of Business Studies and Economics, London, Greater London, NW8 0NL

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Harris Academy St John’s WoodLondon, Greater London, NW8 0NL

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Start date: January 2019 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Inner London) + TLR negotiable + £2,000 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an outstanding qualified teacher to join our academy as a Head of Business Studies and ICT.

This is a key role, leading an already committed and very willing team.

We are looking for someone who is a committed professional and has a real passion for Business Studies and ICT. The successful candidate will be an Outstanding teacher, enthusiastic practitioner and have a deep understanding of all aspects of their subject. There will be excellent CPD opportunities to support you in your development as a leader within the academy and across the Federation.

What we are looking for:

  • An outstanding and committed teacher, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, who has deep understanding of all aspects of their subject
  • A person who has the ability to lead developing colleagues to reach your high standards
  • A great understanding and knowledge of all aspects of teaching and learning is crucial

As a teacher with the Harris Federation, you will receive a generous benefits package, including a Harris Allowance on top of MPS/UPS, performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (TPS), Harris wellbeing cash plan and additional Harris benefits.

About Harris Academy St John's Wood

Harris Academy St John’s Wood is an 11-18 secondary academy located in St John's Wood, central London, and serves an urban, highly multi-ethnic and disadvantaged intake. The academy joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in 2017 and is on an exciting journey to achieve Outstanding in all areas within two years. The academy has new direction with the values of Dedication, Determination and Destiny. If you want to make a real difference to needy young people, and be supported to do so through great training and development as well as unrivalled progression opportunities, then joining this Harris academy could be for you.

Why work at Harris Academy St John's Wood?

  • An opportunity to join an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community, working with experienced and inspirational leaders towards an outstanding future
  • We combine the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching
  • Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development

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

For more information, or to arrange a visit or a confidential discussion with the Principal, please contact the academy on 020 7722 8141 or info@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk.

The Harris Federation offers exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development. No matter what stage you are at or what job you do, we will support and develop your skills, with our Teaching School delivering outstanding courses for staff at every level, including NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and beyond.

As part of Harris, you will have the opportunity to progress within a close regional network, with regular opportunities for promotion available both within the academy and across the Federation.

We have a highly experienced team of leaders, including executive principals, mentors and subject specialists, all committed to supporting your career and developing your skills as a teacher.

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.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marlborough Hill, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 0NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7722 8141

Harris Academy St John’s Wood, formerly Quintin Kynaston Academy, is a large 11-18 secondary school with a thriving sixth form located in St John's Wood. The school joins the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. Although locate...