Harris Primary Academy Kent House opened in 2013 on the site of Royston Primary School in Penge. We have the highest possible aspirations for our staff and pupils. Our belief is that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at school. We expect all our children to make very good progress and develop the skills and personal qualities they will need for the future. The Academy was recently judged as Outstanding by OFSTED, this is an exciting time to join a hard-working, motivated, highly successful and flourishing team.
As part of our recruitment drive to appoint Newly Qualified Teachers for September 2017, Harris Primary Academy Kent House is looking to engage with committed and inspirational trainees seeking their first post as a qualified teacher, as part of an innovative and highly supportive academy team. We want to hear from trainee teachers who are interested to join one of our high preforming and thriving departments, with vacancies available across a variety of subjects and KS1 & 2.
As an NQT, you will follow our highly successful Harris NQT programme, training alongside other NQTs from across the Federation. This enables aspiring teachers to support and learn from each other, in the true collaborative spirit of Harris.
Our NQT induction programme, delivered through our outstanding Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance, aims to welcome new teachers and build their self-confidence in the first few weeks of their career. There is regular contact with other NQTs within and across subject areas, including at our NQT Teaching and Learning conference each September. There is a structure of support and challenge with customised professional learning sessions throughout the year.
Every NQT has a professional mentor who works with you to make sure your training and support needs are met. You will have the opportunity to observe lessons being delivered by experienced teachers. There are also a wide range of additional programmes open to NQTs through the Teaching School Alliance to help you achieve your career ambitions more quickly.
What we are looking for:
A qualified teacher to teach across all key stages and who has excellent subject knowledge;
A committed practitioner, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning and who will expect excellence from the students;
A collaborative and motivated individual who will lead the subject through a variety of innovative approaches including curriculum design, teaching strategies, use of technology and intervention programmes.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Kent House?
An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work;
Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;
A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others
Please download the Candidate Information Pack for full details and responsibilities. For a conversation with the Principal, or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact 020 8402 7178.
At Kent House you would be working as part of a very supportive team. In addition to the benefits outlined, we offer excellent professional development opportunities provided by Harris Federation.
We have taken an innovative approach to our recruitment, by using the power of video. As part of our recruitment process, we may ask you to complete a quick video assessment, giving you a unique opportunity to articulate your application, showcase your personality and tell us why you are interested in this next challenge. We use this alongside your online application form when shortlisting for interview.
Closing Date 30/06/2017
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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. 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.