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Lead Practitioner of Economics

Harris Academy GreenwichGreenwich

Our team is searching for a talented, qualified experienced teacher to join them as Lead Practitioner in Economics.

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. 

Accredited Lead Practitioners will be paid on the Leadership scale, or if you are an experienced teacher in training for accreditation, you will receive a generous £2,000 on top of Inner London MPS.

What is our team looking for?

We are always on the search for authentic teachers who enjoy what they do, who have great subject knowledge, charisma and have a strong sense of moral purpose.  

Our Economics team is searching for a Lead Practitioner (LP) or experienced teacher to join them – perhaps the candidate will wish to train towards the LP accreditation.  The position is available because of expanding pupil numbers at A level where Economics is now our most popular course after a number of years of excellent results. We need your expertise to tackle the new curriculum and help lead the department to even greater success for our students. Our LPs are high profile and receive brilliant training to master their craft and become inspirational leaders. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the potential and ambition to lead aspects of teaching and learning in the department and across the whole school
  • Have a passion for education, courage, integrity
  • Demonstrate a flair for working with young people
  • Be great team player who will fit well with our optimistic and positive culture
  • Be able to teach great lessons at both GCSE and A-Level
  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree

For a full job description and person specification, please download the job pack.

Who are we?

Harris Academy Greenwich is a happy and successful inner-city London 11-18 school with a thriving 6th Form, and a brand new state-of-the-art building. It is a school where we are as passionate about developing our staff as we are about developing our students.

The Harris Federation is a highly successful group of schools who serve many of the most deprived areas of London. We are collaborative, enterprising and share a passion for turning lives around, yet each school is autonomous and free to set its own vision and strategy for how it does that.

Each Harris school feels completely different in terms of culture and ethos. Perhaps this is the school you’ve been looking for.

Our Mission

In this corner of South East London we have a clear mission: to run a great school which offers every child, regardless of circumstance, the chance to thrive both personally and academically.

We make no apology for believing a key part to a happy and fulfilled life is a great set of exam results. They are the currency which students require to progress to next stage of their education. No amount of celebrity disapproval or stories of success against the odds will convince us otherwise. Results matter to our community.

We know that academic progress is critical to our students enjoying lives of choice and opportunity but that they also need to develop the content of their character and have a range of rich experiences which they will never forget. We want to help students have warm hearts and cool heads so that they are ready for the challenges of adolescence and ultimately adulthood. In short, we want our students to live well.

Our students are very proud to be a part of our school community because they know that this is a place where they can Step into their Greatness.

Why work at Harris Academy Greenwich?

​​​​​​​We recruit, train and retain the very best staff then let them get on with it. We take the issue of workload seriously and make sure our working practices are sustainable. Our teachers are subject experts and boss their classroom accordingly. We cultivate effective, autonomous leaders at every level of the organisation. We are successful because every day 140 brilliant people work tirelessly to support students towards greatness.

Our staff often refer to their departments as ‘a family’. They came up with 20 reasons why staff should work here...there were more, but we couldn’t fit 27 on one page. Check them out and our ‘About Us’ video on the school website: www.harrisgreenwich.org.uk

Forget what you’ve heard about big, bad Federations. This is a school that really tries to keep staff morale high, that gives you a sense of purpose, a sense of autonomy, a sense of trust and continual support and challenge to achieve mastery. Come pay us a visit and see for yourself.

We look forward to meeting you. If you would like a completely confidential chat with the Principal, please contact Ben Keely direct by email: b.keely@harrisgreenwich.org.uk

To apply or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the HR Manager, Nicky Butler on n.butler@harrisgreenwich.org.uk

Harris Greenwich: Step into your Greatness

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Read our Diversity and Equality Notice

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