Class Teacher, Merton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harris Primary Academy MertonMerton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for an outstanding, qualified class teacher to join our wonderful and vibrant team. The candidate will be a team player, dedicated, hard working and passionate about their job. 

Your opportunity

We are interested in hearing from both NQTs and experienced teachers looking for leadership opportunities, and we can be flexible on year group from Year 1 to Year 5.

This role is ideal for an outstanding teacher who wants to accelerate their career in an outstanding school, offering outstanding teamwork and support. At Harris Primary Academy Merton, we are a family of professionals and an academy of friends. We have a hard-working but fun ethos that suits those with a good sense of humour!

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. We need:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree
  • An effective practitioner with high expectations
  • Commitment to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils
  • An innovative and highly motivated teacher
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • An excellent communicator and team player

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 Outer 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 children!

About Harris Primary Academy Merton

Harris Primary Academy Merton is a primary academy for local children aged two to 11. We opened in September 2014 and were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2017. It is our belief that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at school and that through expert teaching and support all pupils can achieve to a high standard.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Merton?

  • Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted: “The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of the work of leaders and staff. Morale is high. The staff team is fully behind the principal’s vision and has helped develop a culture where high expectations of work and behaviour are the norm."
  • A school where pupils' achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons
  • Children who are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn
  • Part of the Harris Federation, sharing best teaching practice with other Harris academies and building on the Federation's proven track record in the borough
  • Exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Primary Academy Merton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 679 3707 or email c.porter@harrisprimarymerton.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.

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.



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More about Harris Primary Academy Merton
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Abbots Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Merton is a primary academy for local children aged three to eleven which opened in September 2014. Although we are a new Academy, we are building on the Harris Federation’s proven track record in the borough: the...