Harris Academy St John's Wood is a large 11-18 secondary school with a thriving sixth form located in St John's Wood. The school joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. Although located in an affluent area of London, the school serves an urban, highly multi-ethnic intake with a high pupil premium intake. 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 new Harris academy could be for you.
We are looking for a committed, qualified teacher with a real passion for English and vibrant enthusiasm to work with our brilliant students and lead the subject area to success.
This is an exciting new position as we strive for excellence in attitude, ambition and achievement. We are transforming an academy as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.
The Lead Practitioner will lead on Teaching and Learning across the whole academy, leading by example, teaching outstanding lessons but working with colleagues to improve their practice at every stage of development in the classroom. The successful candidate will join a team to develop whole Academy policy for teaching and learning, implementing with impact, including delivering Career Professional Development (CPD) in the academy.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this post.
This is a key role with the highest of profiles, including taking the lead for a whole school responsibility of a key area. We will develop into a centre of excellence for lifelong learning. You could be that transformational leader to be part of that exciting project.
Why work at our academy?
- 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
The academy is part of the Harris Federation, a leading group of 44 primary and secondary academies. This enables us to offer you excellent training opportunities to support your career development.
For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack above.
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 www.harristeachingschool.com
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.