Job details

Job details
Employer Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Location Bromley
Salary MPS (Outer London) £1,500 Harris Allowance + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits (See our benefits page for full details)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted This job has expired
Closing date
Job starts July or September 2017

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a Sponsored Academy replacing Hillside Primary School, a two form entry primary school previously judged to require improvement. Our aim is to give pupils a well-rounded and truly enjoyable education that prepares them for success in secondary school and beyond. The academy joins the Harris Federation, a successful and highly collaborative group of Academies in London.

As part of our recruitment drive to appoint Newly Qualified Teachers for September 2017, Harris Primary Academy Orpington 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 Orpington?

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities, a warm, friendly staff team and children who are motivated to learn
  • Part of the Harris Federation, which runs four other happy and successful primary academies in Bromley and more than 40 academies in total in and around London
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

We encourage all candidates to visit our Academy where possible. Please call the Principal, Melody Berthoud, on 01689 830383 for a confidential chat or to arrange a visit. For more information, please contact Vikki Melhuish on 01689 830383 or

For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack on our website.

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

Ref No 1839

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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.

About the employer

Harris Primary Academy Orpington became an academy in 2012, and joins the Harris Federation in September 2016. There are four other Harris primary academies in Bromley, and in joining the Federation, the school will receive focused support in its wor...

Information about Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 11 years


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