KS1 Teacher, Southwark

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Harris Primary Free School PeckhamSouthwark

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for a qualified teacher to join our thriving academy in Peckham as Year 1 Group Lead. We are interested to hear from qualified, enthusiastic practitioners who have gained experience in KS1 year groups, and for the successful applicant we can be flexible on year group.

Your opportunity

You will be joining a hugely supportive team working closely across both Harris Peckham Primaries, who all work closely together to make sure every member of staff feels valued and is able to provide the best possible education for our children. You will also 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. 

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:

You will have responsibility for leading and managing a rich educational experience for your diverse class. You will work alongside your year group partner and other year group teachers from across both primaries to assess, plan and carefully orchestrate with your teaching assistant, the best provision possible resulting in all children making accelerated progress and reaching at least national standards. Recently we have worked closely with Harris Federation subject experts to design and implement a bespoke curriculum with excellent lesson plans and resources in order to reduce teacher workload.

We look for outstanding teachers who:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree
  • Have a proven record of raising standards in reading and writing.
  • Can accelerate progress and at least reach national standards.
  • Support vulnerable pupils to have full access to the curriculum.
  • Share our passion, commitment, drive, enthusiasm, and hardworking ethos.

About Harris Primary Free School Peckham

Harris Primary Free School Peckham opened in 2012 to meet the demand for high quality primary school places in Southwark, and now educates children from Reception to Year 6. The school has a community that predominantly originate from Latin American countries and so has a high percentage of children with English as an Additional language.  We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education. We are an academy that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development, and planned career progression. We are a resilient team of ordinary individuals who genuinely enjoy working together to create excellent life chances for pupils within a challenging context, and we have an opportunity for you to join us.

Why work at Harris Primary Free School Peckham?

At Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and staff. There is a driving determination to ensure that all pupils and adults reach their full potential. Our core purpose is to provide high quality learning experiences that lead to high levels of progress and attainment whilst ensuring our staff are encouraged to reach their goals and ambitions. Our aims and values underpin all our policy and practice. We consider, revisit and reflect upon these in our day to day work with the pupils and wider community. We are an academy that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development, and planned career progression. We are a team of ordinary individuals who genuinely enjoy working together to create extraordinary outcomes, and we have an opportunity for you to join us.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  1. Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  2. Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  3. An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  4. Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  5. The opportunity to work with our amazing children!

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 Primary Free School Peckham
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 112 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 77034417
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School summary

 Harris Primary Free School Peckham opened in 2012 to meet the demand for high quality primary school places in Southwark, and now educates children from Reception to Year 6. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, al...