We are seeking to appoint a qualified Teacher of Media to work within our Arts Faculty and to contribute to raising standards from KS4 to 6th Form. The Media Department is a popular and successful area, with potential to expand further. There is a TLR allowance available for the right candidate.
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.
The successful candidate will:
- hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
- be confident to teach Media across KS4 and KS5
- have high aspirations for the achievement and personal development of all students
- have the ability to design and develop engaging and well planned resources
- be able manage behaviour through effective teaching and learning
- be a hard-working and enthusiastic team member
Why work at Harris Academy Merton?
- The opportunity to work within an academy classified as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
- A calm, well-disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment.
- Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.
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 applicatio
If you would like further information about the post please contact Janette Bragginton, PA to the Principal, on or email to .uk.
For NQTs, we provide our highly successful Harris Federation NQT programme where you will train alongside other NQTs from across the Federation. This enables aspiring teachers to support and learn from each other, in the true collaborative spirit of Harris. There is a structure of support and challenge with customised professional learning, and every NQT has a professional mentor.
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.