Harris Academy Wimbledon is a brand new, co-educational school for the High Path area. For the first two years, the academy will operate from Whatley Avenue in the redeveloped and well equipped adult education centre, and students will have access to sports fields at the nearby Joseph Hood Recreation Ground. The academy will admit 120 Year 7 pupils in September 2018 and will build year by year with an intake of 180 pupils in each year group from September 2019. Our new building, opening in September 2020, will be an addition to the regeneration of the High Path area. Harris Academy Wimbledon will promote high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourage participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empower students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum will be rich, diverse and personalised to ensure every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success will go hand-in-hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these activities will help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. Professional learning will be at the heart of academy supporting all staff in their development. The academy will have a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self-esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together will all form a key part of the pastoral provision.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified English teacher to help set the foundations for outstanding teaching at the brand new Harris Academy Wimbledon.
A well-qualified specialist, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, you will have the ability to teach from KS3 to KS5. You will need to be a creative team member with presence and authority, who is able to deliver consistently good lessons. In the first year, you will be the sole English teacher teaching all Year 7 pupils and will be responsible for building and developing the ethos of English across the academy. The role has the potential to develop into the Director of English from Year 2.
•To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
•To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/form tutor.
•To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
•To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
•To share and support the academy’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack.
Why work at Harris Academy Wimbledon?
•The opportunity to be part of the founding team of an academy with the highest of expectations and ambitions for its staff and students
•Unrivalled potential for personal and professional development as the academy grows
•An innovative, inclusive and happy environment in which to teach and learn, promoting academic achievement across the curriculum and encouraging participation in extra- curricular activities
•All the advantages of a highly successful academy group, including strong central support, outstanding CPD opportunities through the Harris Teaching School Alliance, and a generous benefits and rewards package
For more information, or to arrange a confidential discussion with the Principal, please call the careers team on 0208 253 7777.
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