Assistant Principal - Behaviour & Pastoral Provision

Job Roles:
Deputy/Vice/Assistant Principal
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Other Subjects, Pastoral/Curriculum Management
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Leadership Scale (Inner London) + Additional Harris Benefits
13th Mar 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 looking for an exceptional qualified teacher to join our outstanding academy team as Assistant Principal for Behaviour and Pastoral Provision.

This is an exciting newly created Leadership role within the academy structure, focusing on student behaviour, learning and attendance. The successful candidate for this role will have a minimum of six years' teaching experience, with at least two years at senior leadership level.

Your role:

As part of the Academy Leadership Team, you will play a leading and highly visible role in the day to day management of student behaviour ensuring both the pastoral and academic success of our students. You will be responsible for oversight of the Student Referral Centre and the Student Attendance Office, liaising with and supporting staff within these areas. You will work closely with SEND and Faculty Directors to provide robust support with the implementation of strategies to modify and redirect student behaviour that inhibits effective student achievement. You will also oversee arrangements for Alternative Education provision working closely with the AP for SEND. You will also be integral in ensuring our PSHEE provision has rigour and ensures the development of well rounded individuals. This is an exciting time to come into this role, to lead and make a difference in the support and wellbeing of our students.

The successful candidate will:
•Be an exceptional teacher, with a proven track record of excellent results and student management
•Have experience of monitoring, evaluation and reviewing of data to improve teaching & learning
•Be flexible, adaptable and results orientated
•Be able to prioritise effectively and be resilient under pressure
•Have confidence to present to a wide audience, including teachers, parents and Governors
•Have experience of developing and leading intervention and measuring its impact on student outcomes
•Have experience of working with Alternative Education providers
•Hold QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree

We can offer you:
•The opportunity to work within an over-subscribed, ‘Outstanding’ academy
•A calm, well disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
•Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
•Excellent record of GCSE results

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

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

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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