Teacher of Computer Science & IT, Merton

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Harris Academy MertonMerton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + TLR available + £1,500 Harris Allowance + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, qualified practitioner to work within our Computer Science Department. Committed to raising achievement in Computer Science you will give students the skills to succeed across the curriculum. A TLR may be offered for a suitable candidate. 

Harris Academy Merton opened in 2006 and serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form. In 2008, we achieved a grading of 'Outstanding' by Ofsted: a judgment that was repeated under the more challenging criteria in 2012. The current student roll is 1200, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next two years taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. 

The academy is set in seven acres of land containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields, as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be a high calibre teacher who can teach pupils of all abilities
  • Be ready to teach Maths through from KS3 to KS5 students
  • Be able to show a strong record of raising student attainment through their teaching
  • Have the capacity to develop the subject curriculum and bring innovative ideas to the classroom
  • Demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and a strong classroom presence
  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree. 

Why work at Harris Academy Merton?

We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work within an over-subscribed, ‘Outstanding’ academy
  • a calm, well disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • excellent record of GCSE results

As a member of our team you would be part of the Harris Federation of Schools which offers a range of opportunities including Teach First and GTP. Teaching Assistants with appropriate qualifications have successfully moved on to these programmes after gaining relevant experience in our team.

If you have further questions regarding this position please contact Mrs. J. Bragginton, PA to the Principal, on 020 8623 1022 or email to braggintonj@harrismerton.org.uk

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. 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 Merton
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8623 1000
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School summary

Harris Academy Merton is an 11-18 co-educational Academy for 1,100 students. The Academy opened in September 2006 on the site of the predecessor school. The Academy benefits from a brand new state-of-the-art Post 16 block and high quali...