Subject Leader: Geography, Peckham Road, Peckham, SE15 5DZ

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Harris Academy PeckhamPeckham Road, Peckham, SE15 5DZ

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Start date: April or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Our vision at Harris Academy Peckham is to ensure every child achieves excellence in all aspects of academy life. We have high aspirations, both in terms of academic standards and personal development, in order to prepare children for the demands of the 21st century global workplace. We expect every child to excel, and provide the necessary challenge and support to make this happen.

We are seeking to appoint a good or outstanding qualified teacher and team leader to join a committed team of Humanities Specialists and lead our Geography Department.

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. We offer exceptional professional development opportunities, not only within the academy, but across the Federation.

We are looking for someone who:

-Holds QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
-Is a great teacher with very high expectations of what can be achieved and proven track record in raising pupil attainment.
-Is passionate about Geography and has a good track record in teaching the subject.
-Understands how children learn best and never gives up on them.
-Understands what high standards look like and how to attain them.
-Is flexible with a good sense of humour and an understanding of the ‘bigger picture’.
-Can coach and mentor others with demonstrable impact.
-Is an innovator who can take risks to make a project their own.
-Has a vision for what outstanding learning & teaching should look like in the teaching of Geography.
-Is excited about leading Geography across the school.
-Has a passion for teaching and will be able to drive, support and motivate others in a creative curriculum.

Why work at Harris Academy Peckham?

The academy works within the Harris Federation, a supportive and highly successful group of academies all based in and around London.  Each academy operates autonomously within the Federation but all Harris academies collaborate closely in sharing school improvement strategies and in supporting one another.

For information about Harris Academy Peckham or the Harris Federation, please visit or

As a member of the Harris Federation of schools we can offer:

-Excellent professional development opportunities.
-Staff benefits including free membership of a health scheme.
-A friendly and supportive working environment.
-Excellent ICT and learning resources

For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack above or contact the academy on 020 7703 4417.

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

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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More about Harris Academy Peckham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 112 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5DZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 77034417
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Harris Academy Peckham is a place where all flourish, all feel valued and where achievement is the key to success. We are thoroughly proud of all our successes to date and look forward to further contributing to the Harris Federation’s excellent trac...