Harris Academy Rainham joined the Harris Federation (a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education) in September 2016. In joining Harris, we have become part of a family of 44 happy and highly successful primary and secondary schools in London and Essex and have the benefit of a team of experts in education who can provide teachers and leaders at Harris Rainham with a great deal of focused support.
Harris Academy Rainham is keen to expand its team of Lead Practitioners or aspiring Lead Practitioners. Applications are welcome from both Lead Practitioners and qualified Teachers of History.
You will lead on Teaching and Learning across the whole academy, leading by example, teaching outstanding lessons but working with colleagues to improve their practice at every stage of development in the classroom. The successful candidate will join a team to develop whole academy policy for teaching and learning, implementing with impact, including delivering Career Professional Development (CPD) in the academy.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
This is a key role with the highest of profiles, including taking the lead for a whole school responsibility of a key area. We will develop into a centre of excellence for lifelong learning. You could be that transformational leader to be part of that exciting project.
Why work at Harris Academy Rainham?
•The opportunity to be part of a new chapter for this school as it joins the Harris Federation
•Exceptional personal and professional development and promotion opportunities across the Federation network
•Generous Harris benefits and rewards package - see our benefits page for more information.
The academy works within the wider Harris Federation; a supportive and highly successful group of academies all based in and around London. Each academy operates autonomously within the Federation but all Harris academies collaborate closely in sharing school improvement strategies and in supporting one another.
For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact the academy on 01708 552811.
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.