LAMDA Teacher, Merton

Closing date:Expiring today

Harris Academy WimbledonMerton

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £30 per hour
Contract term: Temporary

We are looking to recruit an experienced, talented, energetic and inspiring practitioner to lead and develop our LAMDA enrichment programme. There may also be the opportunity to engage in additional project based work as part of the academy curriculum.


Your opportunity


As well as leading our dance club, there may also be the opportunity to engage in additional project based work as part of the academy curriculum. 


As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Wimbledon, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is 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. Candidates will need to be experienced practitioners in the style of street dance/hip hop. Prior experience successfully teaching and instructing young people as well as having the knowledge and prior experience of choreographing dance works is essential. You should have a passion for teaching young people and be excited by the prospect of working towards preparations for a final performance. You will need to be responsible, reliable and punctual and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


If you are interested in the LAMDA teacher role, please send your CV to Susan Kirby at s.kirby@harriswimbledon.org.uk 


About Harris Academy Wimbledon


Harris Academy Wimbledon is a new, co-educational school for the High Path area. For the first two years, the academy operates from Whatley Avenue in the redeveloped and well equipped adult education centre, and students will have access to sports fields at the nearby Joseph Hood Recreation Ground. The academy admitted 130 Year 7 pupils in September 2018 and will build year by year with an intake of 180 pupils in each year group from September 2019. Our new building, opening in September 2020, will be an addition to the regeneration of the High Path area.


Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised to ensure every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in-hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. Professional learning is at the heart of the academy, supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self-esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.


Why work at Harris Academy Wimbledon?


The opportunity to be part of the founding team of an academy with the highest of expectations and ambitions for its staff and students;

Unrivalled potential for personal and professional development as the academy grows;

All the advantages of a highly successful academy group, including strong central support and outstanding CPD opportunities


The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.


Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.


We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide 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 Academy Wimbledon
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Address: Temporary Address, Whatley Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 9NS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8253 7777
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