Innovation Leader - Computer Science, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harris Boys' Academy East DulwichSouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (Inner London) Based on experience + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Computer Science / IT Teacher to join as our new Innovation Leader for Computer Science. At Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich, our Innovation Leaders are senior strand leads with excellent subject knowledge and lead a Department to help drive the academy towards excellence. Our Innovation Leaders are highly regarded within the academy and specialists within their field, but also hold whole school responsibilities working collaboratively with departments across the academy.

We want to hear from experienced middle leaders who have gained substantive teaching experience in Computer Science and/or IT, and are passionate about computer science. If you are looking for a leadership role which offers challenge and the opportunity to develop your skills and experience as a leader, not just within an Outstanding academy, but also the wider Federation, then this could be the perfect opportunity. This is an exciting position which offers a great deal of support and the chance to join a friendly, highly experienced academy team with a truly collaborative culture. Innovation Leaders hold similar responsibilities to a Lead Practitioner so this role could suit existing Lead Practitioner, or potentially, an aspiring lead practitioner.

We are ideally looking for someone who can start in January 2020 or Easter 2020, but we can be flexible on start date to accommodate the successful applicant. We also have the opportunity to offer flexible working hours for the right applicant.

Your opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an established and successful department at a thriving academy where you will have excellent opportunities to engage in academy improvement and professional development activities across the wider Harris Federation. 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.

We are looking for someone who will:

Support the Faculty Director in continuing to deliver our vision of an outstanding, inclusive academy with the highest standards of teaching, learning and pupil progress.

Contribute to raising standards of student attainment and to monitor the effectiveness of learning and teaching within the Faculty.

What we are looking for:

The successful applicant should be a qualified teacher who is passionate about teaching computer science and can demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the high standards set within the academy. We are seeking a talented teacher who shares our vision that nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. 

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful applicant will be resilient, creative and a dynamic practitioner, and must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant degree. You will be fully supported through a comprehensive Induction Programme both within and across the Harris Federation.

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

About Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich:

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a ‘can-do’ ethos of always improving upon your personal best. We have now reached our full capacity of 750 students across Years 7 to 11 and we work in partnership with Harris Federation Post 16. In 2018, we achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.8, which places us in the top 5% of schools nationally.

Why work at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich?

  • The number seven boys' comprehensive school for student progress, which has been in the top 6% for student progress every year for the past five years
  • Judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, we combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology
  • A superb group of students, teachers and support staff, led by an exceptionally experienced and supportive leadership team
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits

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 Inner 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 students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

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.

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 Boys' Academy East Dulwich
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Peckham Rye, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0AT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8299 5300
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School summary

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is a purpose built 11-18 school for boys which opened in September 2009 as the first all boys’ academy in England. The Academy accommodates 1,000 boys and benefits from a state-of-the-art purpose built ...