PE Teacher, Croydon

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Harris Primary Academy Haling ParkCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Inspire the next generation of leaders at Harris Primary Haling Park. We wish to appoint a creative, inspiring and ambitious qualified primary Teacher of PE to join our talented, growing academy team. 

Your opportunity

Inspire the little learners at Harris Primary Haling Park! We are looking for an ambitious, forward-thinking Teacher to join our open, collaborative team. With a present, supportive team of SLT and faculty staff, join a thriving, friendly community. 

Here at Haling Park, we aim to provide a safe and happy environment for our children, where they can thrive and enjoy their learning.  We are all ‘learning to be the best we can be’ and this ethos is underpinned by our Golden Rules and Values: Citizenship, Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience.

As a academy committed to bettering its ability to teach and its' teachers, we encourage our staff to take hold of the ample opportunity for career progression under the Federation. We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. As an established body in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, we offer 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. 

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. At Harris Primary Academy Haling Park we have the highest possible aspirations for our staff and pupils. We expect all our children to make very good progress and develop the skills and personal qualities they will need for the future.

We welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified practitioners who will:

Model and disseminate high quality teaching pedagogy and practice to secure consistently good or outstanding teaching and learning for our children;

Be committed to on-going professional development;

Contribute to the wider life at the academy;

Maintain a dynamic and inspiring learning environment;

Be innovative, highly motivated and eager to take a lead;

Have good interpersonal skills and are able to work well as part of our team.

You must hold QTS (or equivalent) to be considered for this role.

About Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park is a growing academy that opened in September 2014 to meet the demand from local families for new, high-quality places in South Croydon, and now educates children from Reception to Year 4. We are judged Outstanding by Ofsted, and hold a belief that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at primary school. Here at Haling Park we aim to provide a safe and happy environment for our children, where they can thrive and enjoy their learning.  We are all ‘learning to be the best we can be’ and this ethos is underpinned by our Golden Rules and Values: Citizenship, Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Haling Park?

At Haling Park you would be working as part of a very supportive team. In addition to the benefits outlined, we offer excellent professional development opportunities provided by Harris Federation. We would also offer:

An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work;

Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;

A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children; 

A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others.

Harris Benefits

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

The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.

Performance and loyalty bonus

Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.   

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is paramount to what we do. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation, which is why we have continuously set out to transform standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining us. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.   

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well. 

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 Primary Academy Haling Park
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 50-58 Haling Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 772 4560
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park opened in September 2014 to meet the demand from local families for high-quality places in South Croydon. Our Academy is part of a Federation of Academies and Free Schools with an established track rec...