Teacher/Lead Practitioner of Media, Beckenham, Bromley

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Harris Academy BeckenhamBeckenham, Bromley

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + £1,500 Harris Allowance/Leadership Scale (Outer London) depending on experience + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed qualified Teacher of Media to join Harris Academy Beckenham. 

Since opening in 2011, Harris Academy Beckenham has gone from strength to strength. We have been oversubscribed for the last three years, rapidly becoming the school of choice in the local area. Our GCSE and A Level results have improved each year, with our English and Maths combined score in 2016 reaching an outstanding 80% A*-C. Our ambition and aspiration will ensure that we continue to focus on the success of all of our students, irrespective of background. Since converting, results have dramatically improved and we secured a judgment of ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted in 2017.  

What we are looking for:

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced, qualified Teacher of Media. The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic practitioner who holds QTS (or equivalent) and will be able to contribute to the planning of our Media curriculum at KS3-5. The appointed candidate will be well supported by an excellent induction programme. There is the opportunity for additional responsibilities for the right candidate. 

Why work at Harris Academy Beckenham?

‘The school’s culture of aspiration and ambition is clearly demonstrated in classes. Teachers are aspirational for their pupils and set high expectations for them. Pupils respond positively. They are determined to do their best and are confident about meeting ambitious targets set by their teachers.’ (OFSTED 2017)

It is our ethos of "Aspire, Discover, Achieve" that was recognised and praised in our recent inspection, and which contributed to Harris Academy Beckenham being judged as ‘outstanding’ in every category. In addition, the outstanding progress made by our students, placing us as the most successful school in Bromley (Progress 8 2016), vastly impressed the inspectors.

We have a harmonious community with excellent relationships between students and staff, and our students have a focused and mature attitude towards their academic studies.

‘Pupils’ conduct around the school is exemplary and the school is a calm and orderly environment.’ (OFSTED 2017)

Our ethos at Harris Academy Beckenham aims to create outstanding scientific learners, as we train our students in resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness and reciprocity. These crucial skills underpin an enterprising attitude to learning and have already had significant impact on our students’ progress. In order to equip our students with the skills required to be confident and eloquent writers, readers and speakers, our innovative WORD programme is placed at the heart of our curriculum.

Our focus on raising aspirations at every level has contributed to this excellent performance, and we intend to sustain and improve these results further year on year.  Harris Academy Beckenham is an enriching, innovative and swiftly improving academy, with a brand new premises from September 2017.

As a member of the Harris Federation of schools we can offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Staff benefits including free membership of a health cash plan.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Excellent learning resources.

To arrange a visit, or if you have any questions, please contact Lyahna Garry, HR Officer, via email l.garry@harrisbeckenham.org.uk or by phone on 0208 650 8694 ext 7129.

Are you an Aspiring Middle Leader?

At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We can offer you the opportunity to gain your NPQML, a qualification that provides a national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. This programme is for teachers aspiring to take up middle leadership positions, and led by some of the most talented principals in the country who are highly experienced in improving outcomes for pupils and students. Find out more www.harristeachingschool.com

For NQTs, we provide our highly successful Harris Federation NQT programme where you will train 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. There is a structure of support and challenge with customised professional learning, and every NQT has a professional mentor.


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.

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More about Harris Academy Beckenham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 650 8694
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School summary

Harris Academy Beckenham is an 11-18 school which opened in September 2011. We use our specialisms Science and Enterprise to accelerate and innovate learning across all subject areas. Since converting, results have dramatically improved...