Director of PE and Vocational Qualifications

Job Roles:
Director/Principal/Vice Principal, Leader, Subject Leader - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Physical Education, Vocational Studies
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Negotiable (Leadership Scale) + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
4th Dec 2017
Start Date:
Harris Garrard Academy
Job Ref:

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joins 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 Director of PE and Vocational Qualifications. You will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities.

For the right candidate, we are able to negotiate on start date.

About you:

The post is suitable for an experienced leader, or a teacher wishing to take their first steps into departmental leadership and continue the development of the PE department, facilities and sporting success. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to help to accelerate their leadership experience.

What we are looking for:

•A qualified teacher to teach across all key stages and who has excellent subject knowledge;
•A committed practitioner, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning and who will expect excellence from the students;
•A collaborative and motivated individual who will lead the subject through a variety of innovative approaches including curriculum design, teaching strategies, use of technology and intervention programmes.
•A PE leader who passionately believes in extra-curricular activities and sports fixtures

Your role:

•As a senior leader, to assist the Executive Principal and the Principal in the strategic and operational management, development and leadership of the academy, and ensure the achievement of our ethos, aims and objectives within the context of the academy’s strategic and development plans.
•To be in charge of a range of responsibilities within the academy and to develop, maintain and operate appropriate systems for quality assurance in all aspects of our operations.

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.

Are you an Aspiring Senior Leader?

At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We offer the opportunity for you to gain your NPQSL qualification, a dynamic development programme for middle leaders potentially one year away from senior leadership. This programme is led by some of the most talented principals in the country and delivered by high-performing principals and senior leaders with exceptional track-records. Our leaders have a wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced in improving outcomes for students. Find out more

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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Harris Garrard Academy
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Contact: Recruitment

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