We are looking for a talented, qualified drama teacher who is a highly motivated middle leader and seeking a leadership post within supportive, yet challenging, academy that can offer a future pathway to senior leadership.
As Innovation Leader for Performing Arts/Drama, you will be a passionate practitioner who can lead the Department and help drive Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich towards excellence. Our Innovation Leaders are highly regarded within the academy and specialists within their field, but also hold whole school responsibilities working collaboratively with departments across the academy. At Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, our Innovation Leaders hold similar responsibilities to a Lead Practitioner so would suit existing Lead Practitioners, or potentially, an aspiring lead practitioner.
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an established and successful department at a thriving academy where you will have excellent opportunities to engage in academy improvement and professional development activities across the wider Harris Federation.
The successful applicant will be resilient, creative and a dynamic practitioner, and must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant degree. You will be fully supported through a comprehensive Induction Programme both within and across the Harris Federation.
Leaders with the Harris Federation receive a generous benefits package, including performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (TPS), Harris wellbeing cash plan and additional Harris benefits.
About Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich:
Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a ‘can-do’ ethos of always improving upon your personal best. We have now reached our full capacity of 750 students across Years 7 to 11 and we work in partnership with Harris Federation Post 16. In 2017, we achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.73, which places us in the top 6% of schools nationally.
Why work at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich?
The number seven boys' comprehensive school for student progress, which has been in the top 6% for student progress every year for the past five years
Judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, we combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology
A superb group of students, teachers and support staff, led by an exceptionally experienced and supportive leadership team
Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development
Generous Harris rewards and benefits
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.
For more information, or to arrange a visit or a confidential discussion with the Principal, please contact the academy on 0208 299 5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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.