Head of RE, Westminster

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Harris Academy St John’s WoodWestminster

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + TLR (negotiable based on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for a committed qualified teacher with a real passion for their subject and vibrant enthusiasm to work with our brilliant students, assisting our Head of Department as Head of RE.

Your opportunity

We are striving for excellence in Determination, Dedication and Destiny. We are transforming an academy as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.

You will receive the excellent support of an internal academy CPD programme but also externally across the Federation, joining a very positive, willing and committed team who will challenge and support you. The Federation has an excellent reputation for transforming student lives with an increasing number of outstanding academies.

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly. 

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.

You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this post. We are happy to accept applications from experienced teachers and NQTs.

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

Harris Benefits

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

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of 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

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy St John's Wood are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 020 7722 8141 or email info@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us 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.

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. 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. 



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More about Harris Academy St John’s Wood
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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...