Primary Teacher with Music Specialism, Bexley

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Harris Garrard AcademyBexley

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Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an inspirational, experienced Primary Teacher with Music Specialism, holding QTS or equivalent, to join Harris Garrard Academy.

Your opportunity

Passion for music? Share it with our bright young students at Harris Garrard Academy. We have shaped a dedicated learning environment with a team of spirited, committed teachers. We understand the importance of a good fit and prioritise this to ensure our students are being delivered the best learning experiences we can provide. We are looking for people with the ability to deliver creative lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by, and who can support us in our journey towards Outstanding. We can be flexible with regard to year group within EYFS, KS1 or KS2, and TLRs will be available for the right candidates. 

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:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. Harris Garrard Academy is seeking to appoint inspirational and talented staff. We have high expectations where outstanding teaching and the wellbeing of all pupils and staff are at the heart of our improvement planning, our pedagogy and practice. We welcome applications from practitioners who will:

  • Model and disseminate high quality teaching pedagogy and practice to secure consistently good or outstanding teaching and learning for our children;
  • Be committed to on-going professional development;
  • Contribute to the wider life at the academy;
  • Maintain a dynamic and inspiring learning environment;
  • Be innovative, highly motivated and eager to take a lead;
  • Have good interpersonal skills and are able to work well as part of our team.

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

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Garrard Academy are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 320 4800 or email info@harrisgarrard.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

Harris Benefits

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

  • A network of fellow senior leaders and Principals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best executive leaders in education
  • Unrivalled opportunities for leadership progression and preparing you for your first Principalship
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Plus, the opportunity to work with our amazing students!

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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