Previously known as the Bexley Business 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. 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.
We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic qualified teacher to be Deputy Director, teaching Geography and helping lead the Humanities Faculty at Harris Garrard Academy towards excellence. There will be unrivalled opportunities for career progression and professional development at this new Harris academy.
Ideally, we are looking for candidates to start in January 2018. However, for the right candidate, we are able to negotiate on start date.
•To assist the Director of Humanities in providing leadership, innovation and direction in teaching and learning
•To lead all staff within the Humanities Department in delivering our vision of an outstanding, inclusive academy with the highest standards of teaching, learning and pupil progress.
•To develop a safe, secure and healthy environment within the department to enable staff and students to enjoy learning.
With Geography teaching experience, you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success in raising standards and in innovation. You must hold Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
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
Visits are strongly encouraged and very welcome.
For more information, please contact the careers team on 0208 253 7777.
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