Lead Practitioner for MFL, Wandsworth

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Harris Academy BatterseaWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, highly motivated, enthusiastic and inspirational lead practitioner to join the MFL department. 

You must hold QTS (or equivalent) to apply for this role.

Your opportunity:

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. 

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. The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to teach French to Key Stages 3 to 5;
  • Spanish at KS3 desirable but not essential;
  • Develop and sustain high quality teaching and learning throughout the MFL curriculum;
  • Demonstrate good pedagogy practice, sharing it within the MFL department;
  • Ensure that the quality of lesson plans, the use of assessment and homework set are of the highest quality;
  • Support colleagues so that appropriate standards of behaviour are established and maintained;
  • Assist colleagues to ensure that all aspects of student achievement in MFL are monitored and evaluated and this information is used to inform priorities and targets for improvement;
  • Enhance the leadership of MFL in developing and achieving a strong and vibrant department.
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning across the whole school.

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

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
  • 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. 

About Harris Academy Battersea:

Harris Battersea was ranked 10th in the country in. With a Progress 8 score of +1.27, students achieve more than one grade higher than they would in an average school. Such progress, alongside the best A-level results in Wandsworth, reflect the exceptional dedication with which everyone in the academy has applied themselves. 

Why work at Harris Academy Battersea?

People who choose to work with children are choosing a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team that deals with both behaviour and homework detentions does so to make sure that our staff are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

Should you wish to find out more about what we do or would like to talk to the Principal directly, then please feel free to do so using p.leigh@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

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.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

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. 



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More about Harris Academy Battersea
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 401 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5AP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 76220026
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School summary

Harris Academy Battersea is modern and innovative, but with old-fashioned values. Its aim is to shape the lives of students by providing them with the best possible academic outcomes from outstanding courses and – crucially – the exper...