Head of Media

Job Roles:
Head of Department - schools related roles, Subject Leader - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Media Studies
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
MPS (Inner London) + Additional Harris Benefits
5th Feb 2018
Start Date:
Harris Academy Merton
Job Ref:

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 are seeking to appoint an experienced and passionate qualified teacher as Head of Media.

Your role:

You will lead this subject within our Arts Faculty and contribute to raising standards from KS4 to 6th Form. The Media Department is a popular and successful area, with potential to expand further.

The successful candidate will:

•have expertise in teaching Media across KS4 and KS5
•have high aspirations for the achievement and personal development of all students
•have experience of designing and developing engaging and well planned resources.
•be able to put in place strategies for managing behaviour through effective teaching and learning.
•be a hard-working and enthusiastic team member
•hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree

Why work at Harris Academy Merton?

•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.

As part of the Harris Federation, you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation. We offer 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.

If you would like further information about the post please contact Janette Bragginton, PA to the Principal, on 020 8623 1022 or email to braggintonj@harrismerton.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 9.00 a.m. Friday, 23rd February 2018

Interview date: w/b 26th February 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

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.

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

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