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 Head of Geography: an exciting position at a school striving for excellence in attitude, ambition and achievement. We are transforming an academy and community as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas.
You will have the unique opportunity to transform, develop and lead in a subject area. You will lead a team who are willing, enthusiastic and committed to ensuring the students achieve outstanding outcomes having an excellent Geographical experience.
The successful candidate will lead an emerging area to excellence, building an outstanding reputation for Geography in the Academy.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for someone who is a committed professional and has a real passion for Geography. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, enthusiastic and have a deep understanding of all aspects of their subject. There will be excellent CPD opportunities to support you in your development as a leader within the Academy and across the Federation as well as many opportunities within an internal, successful succession planning framework.
For a full job description, please download the Candidate Information Pack above.
Why work at Harris Academy Orpington?
An opportunity to join an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community
An excellent career move as a stepping stone to senior leadership
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 more information, or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Barbara Fathers, HR Manager at 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.