Head of Business Studies and Economics

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:
Business Studies and Economics
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
MPS/UPS (Outer London) + Additional Harris Benefits
7th Mar 2018
Start Date:
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
Job Ref:

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance.

Are you a qualified Teacher of Business Studies and Economics looking to play a key role in a high achieving department in one of the most over-subscribed and popular academies in the country?

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is seeking an outstanding existing Head of Business Studies and Economics, or ambitious well qualified teacher of Business Studies and Economics who is ready to take the next step into leadership. The successful candidate will have experience of teaching across the key stages and will continue to develop this dynamic department.

You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this post.

Why work for Harris City Academy Crystal Palace?

•The opportunity to play a key role in encouraging high achievement from our students in one of the most over-subscribed and popular academies in the country
•Support for all members of the academy community to achieve their absolute potential - our motto is 'All Can Achieve'
•First class development opportunities in a vibrant learning community
•Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

The academy is part of the Harris Federation, a leading group of 44 primary and secondary academies. This enables us to offer you excellent training opportunities to support your career development. As a Teaching School, we are able to offer all teachers an extensive programme of first class professional development and a vibrant learning community giving all the opportunities to excel. In addition to our own programmes, our professional learning is closely aligned with the Federation and we are able to offer a full range of development including Masters and NPQH.

For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack, or contact our HR Advisor via email KiernanT@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk or by phone on: Tel: 020 8771 2261.

Are you an Aspiring Senior Leader?

At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We offer the opportunity for you to gain your NPQSL qualification, a dynamic development programme for middle leaders potentially one year away from senior leadership. This programme is led by some of the most talented principals in the country and delivered by high-performing principals and senior leaders with exceptional track-records. Our leaders have a wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced in improving outcomes for 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 City Academy Crystal Palace
Tel: 020 8771 2261
Contact: Recruitment

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