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Harris Academy Tottenham

Fecha de publicación 17.05.2024

Head of Spanish

Summary

We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Harris Academy Tottenham as Head of Spanish.

You will join an open and supportive team in establishing outstanding provision within Spanish. This will include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy's vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.

About Us

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:

To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.

To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.

To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.

Having been recognised as 'Outstanding' by OFSTED in January 2023, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that 'learning is the business of the day' and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.

"At our Academy, children will develop their academic scholarship alongside their character; becoming citizens who are a credit to their local community. We provide an extensive extracurricular programme to allow students to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. That is only possible through the partnership that exists between families and colleagues and partners at the academy. We are incredibly proud of the close relationships that develop between colleagues, parents, governors and pupils, and indeed they are central to all that we do." Nick Soar, Executive Principal

Main Areas of Responsibility

The main responsibilities of your role will be:
  • To establish outstanding provision within the subject area. This to include all programmes, systems and structures taking account of the academy's vision and values leading to outstanding teaching and learning.
  • To be accountable for student progress and development in the subject area across KS3, KS4 and Sixth form, including meeting student achievement targets for subject areas which are agreed by the Principal and the Governing Body.
  • To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across the subject area through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately engaging, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the subject area, in accordance with the academy aims and policies, as determined by the Principal and Governing Body.
  • To ensure that all school policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all colleagues in the subject area.
  • To effectively and efficiently manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources across the subject area, with the support and working alongside the MLG/ALG.
  • To lead development for literacy, within subject areas, to raise standards of Literacy across the Academy.


Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will:
  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, further qualifications and evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in relevant areas
  • Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, ideally including KS5 and in multi-ethnic urban schools
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
  • Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
  • Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area, and of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
  • Ideally, be able to show evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
  • Be able to prove their success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
  • Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Have a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
  • Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
  • Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
  • Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning and of managing and implementing change successfully


Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please send us an email, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. This will be helpful for you when completing your application, and throughout the recruitment process.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may interview and offer to a candidate before the closing date. Please note that we only accept applications submitted before the closing date via our careers website.

Rewards & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.

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