Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris Academies in London. Since converting, results have dramatically improved, with a high positive progress 8 score of 0.73 in 2017, putting the Academy within the top 5% of the Schools nationally. Students also achieved above the national rates in GCSE English and Maths. Harris Academy Orpington combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching. Our highly skilled and committed teachers inspire students to work hard and achieve their absolute best. Lessons are interesting and engaging and students are enthusiastic about learning.
Harris Academy Orpington is looking for a qualified Teacher of Science: an exciting new position as we expand our student numbers in Year 7 and Post 16. We are striving for excellence in attitude, ambition and achievement. We are transforming an academy and community as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.
What we are looking for:
We are seeking a committed professional who has a real passion for Science with vibrant enthusiasm to work with our brilliant students.
This position is ideal for a newly qualified teacher. An NQT/teacher will receive the excellent support of an internal academy CPD programme but also externally across the Federation. You will join a very positive, willing and committed team who will challenge and support you.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this role.
Why work at Harris Academy Orpington?
•An opportunity to join an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community
•Harris Academy Orpington combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching
•Generous Harris Benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development
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.
For more information, or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Harris Academy Orpington on 01689 819219.
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.