Do you have experience leading, managing and developing the subject area and or providing support in school curriculum? We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris Academy Battersea as Achievement Director of PE. About Us Harris Academy Battersea will be in its 8th academic year in 2021-2022 and has established itself as one of the highest performing schools in London, judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018. In 2017, it was awarded the Evening Standard School of the Year as well as being named one of the Sunday Times Top 20 Schools in the country. We are immensely proud of our students' achievements at Harris Academy Battersea, where their progress measures (1.08, 1.47, 1.22, 0.92, 1.39* and 1.36* P8) defy expectations and set out what it is possible to achieve with hard work from all stakeholders. This is achieved through high expectations for all stakeholders, a high-quality curriculum, brilliant teaching with each teacher wanting to get better every day and, most importantly, an embedded culture that drives every decision in the school. This strong culture wraps around the three key characteristics of the most successful schools: high aspiration, high motivation and strong social norms. Main Areas of Responsibility The purpose of your role will be: To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the subject area. To raise standards of student attainment and achievement within the whole subject/curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress. To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the academy and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal. To teach the relevant subject across the age and ability range. To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. To effectively manage and deploy staff, financial and physical resources within the department. To share and support the school's responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth. Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of: Operational and strategic planning (including formulating the subject and faculty improvement plans, and leading the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching strategies) Ensuring the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost effective curriculum and leading development of the subject and its delivery Staff development (including recruiting, building and managing an effective team of motivated staff) Student outcomes (including ensuring the effective operation of target setting, monitoring and evaluation systems and the input and maintenance of accurate student data) Pastoral system (including being a form tutor to a selected group of students) Teaching, including acting as an outstanding role model Qualifications & Experience The successful candidate will: Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, management training Demonstrate successful teaching of GCSE at good or better level Have experience of initiation and effective management of change Show evidence of raising achievement in present post and showing good value added for groups Have knowledge of current curriculum developments in subject and their implications Have good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking Show good understanding of how children learn and how to raise standards of achievement Have good communication skills in speech and writing Display excellent organisational skills Be able to build and sustain professional standards and relationships with students Be able to contribute towards creating a safe and protective environment Next Steps If you have any questions about this opportunity, please send us an email, or call to arrange a conversation - 020 7622 0026 or HABSHR@harrisbattersea.org.uk Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. This will be helpful for you when completing your application, and throughout the recruitment process. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may interview and offer to a candidate before the closing date. Please note that we only accept applications submitted before the closing date via our careers website. 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. In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website. 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 young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed. Equal Opportunities The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.
Last updated on Mar 26, 2023