Lead Teacher (World Studies), Bexley

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Harris Garrard AcademyBexley

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

Inspire and transform learning at Harris Garrard Academy

Harris Garrard is currently looking to appoint an Academy World Studies Hub Leader to join its thriving team.

We have a brand new and exciting opportunity for an experienced primary teacher to join the primary phase of our academy as Academy Hub Leader for World Studies. As an all though academy, we have created a new level of highly visible middle management positions to focus on core subject areas within primary education. As well as leading on whole school activities, our Academy Hub Leaders will partner with hub leaders in our secondary education phase, promoting teaching pedagogy, sharing best practice and improving teaching and learning.

We are interested to hear from experienced primary practitioners who are currently in middle leadership jobs, as well as qualified teachers who are looking for their first promotion into a middle leadership post. We have the flexibility and scope to offer the successful applicant either a MPS salary plus TLR, or Leadership scale – this will be based on skills and experience and determined at interview.

Your opportunity

Are you an aspirant middle leader looking for your next step in teaching?

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, or aspiring, middle leader to become the academy specialist focus on History, Geography and MFL and lead the academy hub for World Studies. The successful applicant will join a thriving academy team leading on subject teaching and learning improvements. This is a class based role with half a day per week assigned for leadership release. You will have the chance to play a major role in determining future strategy for our academy.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes  and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our Harris Garrard Academy or in one of our 47 academies. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture.  Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.  

What we are looking for:

This role will likely suit engaging, proactive middle leader to work alongside our Head of Academy, managing and overseeing delivery of History, Geography and MFL across the academy.

Are you experienced teacher with:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree;
  • A proven track record of producing high quality achievements for all students
  • Passion and interest for History, Geography and MFL 

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

About Harris Garrard Academy

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. 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.

Why work at Harris Garrard Academy?

  • The opportunity to be involved in the transformation of a school from the very start
  • A stunning working environment, in a purpose-built school designed by Norman Foster and nominated for the Stirling Prize for architecture in 2004
  • A highly motivated team, led by exceptionally experienced and talented senior leaders
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, with a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

For a confidential discussion about this post with the Executive Principal , please contact kate.magliocco@harrisfederation.org.uk or to arrange a visit call 020 8320 4800

Harris Benefits

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

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

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.

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. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



More about Harris Garrard Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Studio School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, Erith, Kent, DA18 4DW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 83204800
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