Director of Science, Bromley

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Harris Girls' Academy BromleyBromley

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent

Passionate about making a difference? Join us at Harris Girls' Bromley Academy. We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic qualified teacher to join us as Director of Science.

Your opportunity

Harris Girls' Bromley Academy is looking for dedicated, inspiring leaders to join them in shaping young people with transformative education. At Harris Bromley, we are forward-thinking, creative and dedicated to uplifting staff and students towards their aspirations.

As Director of Science, the successful candidate will oversee the delivery of Science ensuring the curriculum is both broad and balanced. This role will likely suit a qualified teacher with experience in department leadership.

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. Additional responsibilities will be available for an exceptional candidate.

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. We are looking for:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
  • Strong subject knowledge
  • The ability to teach the curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
  • A person who shares our common sense of purpose and high expectations of what students can achieve

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

About Harris Girls' Academy Bromley:

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is one of the most successful schools in Bromley for progress and one of the most successful schools in the country, with progress being amongst the top 10% of schools this year at +0.71 (Progress 8 2018). We are very proud of our academic and cultural achievements and are ambitious about the future. We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve her personal best in a creative and enterprising culture where learning comes first. Through the development of our learning ethos of CORE, we encourage the girls to become Committed, Optimistic, Resilient and Empathy.

We believe that every girl can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and enterprise and a dedication to being the best that they can be.

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is an outstanding school, offering students and staff state-of-the-art facilities in new and recently refurbished buildings. Our examination results place us amongst the very best in the country and we believe that with high quality teaching and support our girls will become responsible and successful in their chosen paths.  We believe that teaching is a craft and continually strive to become even better at it; our high quality CPD supports ambitious and hardworking colleagues to make a real difference to the lives of our students. If you are passionate about your subject, committed to your own learning and keen to make a difference; this could be the academy for you.

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 Girls' Academy Bromley
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1QR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8778 5917
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School summary

Harris Academy Bromley is an 11-18 school for Girls in North Beckenham which opened in September 2011. We are a thriving, diverse and academically successful school, with GCSE results are amongst the best in the country and progress bei...