Teacher of English

Job Roles:
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris benefits
11th Jan 2018
Start Date:
Harris Academy Merton
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Harris Academy Merton opened in 2006 and serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form. In 2008, we achieved a grading of 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, a judgment that was repeated under the more challenging criteria in 2012. The current student roll is 1250, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next year taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The academy is set in seven acres of land containing six teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields, as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

We require an enthusiastic, qualified teacher to join our strong team of English specialists to contribute to raising standards from KS3 to Post 16. The English department is generously staffed, with small class sizes and TA support.

The successful candidate will:
•hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
•be a specialist to teach English KS3 – KS5
•have knowledge of the KS4 curriculum for both English Language and Literature
•have knowledge of the KS5 curriculum (beneficial but not essential)
•be someone with presence and authority who can deliver consistently good lessons
•be a hard-working and enthusiastic team member

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack above.

We can offer you:
•the opportunity to work within an academy classified as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
•a calm, well-disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
•excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
•excellent record of GCSE results

We will consider an NQT or experienced teacher. As part of the Harris Federation, you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation. We offer an excellent NQT induction programme along with superb professional development and promotion opportunities within both the academy and the Harris Federation. If you are committed to the learning and well-being of young people, we welcome your application.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 a.m. Friday, 26th January 2018

Interview date: w/b 29th January 2018

Are you an Aspiring Middle Leader?

At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We can offer you the opportunity to gain your NPQML, a qualification that provides a national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. This programme is for teachers aspiring to take up middle leadership positions, and led by some of the most talented principals in the country who are highly experienced in improving outcomes for pupils and students. Find out more www.harristeachingschool.com

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.

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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Contact Details:
Harris Academy Merton
Tel: 020 8623 1000
Contact: HR

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