Innovation Leader for Science

Recruiter
Harris Garrard Academy
Location
Thamesmead East
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Previously known as the Bexley Business Academy, Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joins the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. 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.

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic Innovation Leader for Science. You will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities.

About you:

An experienced teacher, holding QTS or equivalent and a relevant degree, you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success in raising standards and in innovation.

Your role:

To lead improvement in teaching and learning across the academy, including the implementation of innovative “next” practice in literacy for learning.To work with T&L within the academy to ensure it is the best it can beTo lead on teaching and learning for most able within the academyTo develop university links and partnerships for our studentsPromoting this practice with the educational community, across the academy, the Harris Federation, and nationally through published articles, workshops and conferences including the Leadership and Innovation hub for London.To ensure best teaching practice is systematically shared across the academyTo lead the Teaching and Learning Development team and coordinate meetingsTo lead and coordinate staff CPD training through the CITP group.

Why work at Harris Garrard Academy?

Our aim is to accelerate the path of the academy to becoming outstanding, so that pupils have the best possible education. Like Harris Garrard Academy, many of our academies joined the Federation having been placed into Special Measures. All are now providing a 'Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ education for students according to Ofsted.

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you:

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities;
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference;
  • Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
  • A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others;
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits.

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.