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Subject Leader: Geography

Harris Academy PeckhamSouthwark

We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join us as a Subject Leader of Geography.

You will join an open and supportive team in establishing outstanding provision within Harris Academy Peckham. This will include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy’s vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.

About Us

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Peckham, in one of our other 50 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Why work at Harris Academy Peckham?

  • A place where all flourish, all feel valued and where achievement is the key to success.
  • An opportunity to join an ambitious academy at the heart of the local community, working with experienced and inspirational leaders towards an outstanding future.
  • The combination of the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching.
  • Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.

Main Areas of Responsibility

The main responsibilities of your role will be:

  • To establish outstanding provision within the subject area. This to include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy’s vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.
  • To be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and Sixth form, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
  • To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately engaging, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the subject area, in accordance with the academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
  • To ensure that all school policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all colleagues in the subject area.
  • To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area, with the support and working alongside the MLG/ALG.
  • To lead development for literacy, within subject areas, to raise standards of Literacy across the Academy.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, further qualifications and evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in relevant areas
  • Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, ideally including KS5 and in multi-ethnic urban schools
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
  • Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
  • Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area, and of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
  • Ideally, be able to show evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
  • Be able to prove their success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
  • Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Have a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
  • Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
  • Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
  • Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning and of managing and implementing change successfully

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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