Coordinator of KS4 Science - Harris Lowe Academy Willesden (2024)

Coordinator of KS4 Science - Harris Lowe Academy Willesden (1)

Harris Lowe Academy Willesden, London, NW10 3ST

13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 4

Subjects

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£38,245-£58,459 + TLR

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a qualified, experienced teacher to join Harris Lowe Academy Willesden as Key Stage 4 Coordinator of Science. Joining our Director of Learning, you will be responsible for student progress and development in the subject area across a specified key stage including meeting student achievement targets for the key stage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

  • Have successful teaching experience at secondary level, ideally including experience in multi-ethnic urban schools and/or in an 11-18 school.
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
  • Have of National Curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4, particularly in the relevant key stage.
  • Understand the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement. Understand inclusive provision and practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all students, including SEN, EAL and high achievers.

  • Have knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students work.
  • Understand the importance of being a Tutor.

What the school offers its staff

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, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

The purpose of your role will be:

  • To be accountable, alongside the Director of Learning, for student progress and development in the subject area across a specified key stage including meeting student achievement targets for the key stage which are agreed by the Line Manager.
  • To ensure that the relevant curriculum for the key stage is varied and personalised, with a rich range of extra-curricular opportunities and activities to supplement the timetabled sessions.
  • To ensure there are high standards of teaching and learning across the key stage in the relevant subject through continuously, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To ensure, alongside the Director of Learning, the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the key stage, in accordance with the Academy aims and policies, as determined by the Line Manager, including planning and implementation of any changes to the specification.
  • To ensure that all Academy policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all staff in the subject in the relevant key stage
  • To actively support the development of literacy, through the WORD strategy, within the subject area, to raise the standards of Literacy across the Academy.
  • To mentor and coach an NQT or TF colleague to ensure successful achievement of QTS/NQT status

Your main areas of responsibility will fall under the areas of:

  • Operational and strategic planning (including contributing to the subject and faculty improvement plans, and assisting in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching strategies)
  • Ensuring the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost effective curriculum and leading development of the subject and its delivery in the key stage
  • Student outcomes (including assisting the director in ensuring the effective operation of target setting, monitoring and evaluation systems and the input and maintenance of accurate student data in the key stage)
  • Pastoral system (including being a form tutor to a selected group of students)
  • Teaching, including acting as an outstanding role model

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About Harris Lowe Academy Willesden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1156 pupils enrolled

Age range
11 to 18
Email address
info@harrislowewillesden.org.uk
Phone number
020 8838 8700
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Harris Lowe Academy Willesden provides an exceptional environment for academic and sporting excellence. We foster artistic creativity, wellbeing and leadership potential within a rich and diverse community.

Our core values of determination, integrity, curiosity and empathy inspire and nurture a passion for learning and success with a strong sense of inclusivity, individuality and responsibility. We use our voices purposefully as global citizens.

From its origins as the first city academy, the exceptional education we provide takes advantage of the opportunities offered by our privileged location and facilities in the most vibrant, multi-cultural city in the world. The enthusiasm, discipline and ambition of our students combined with the high expectations, outstanding teaching and creative dedication of our staff makes our vision a reality.

The foundations of achieving our vision are:

Capital Curriculum: outstanding quality and breadth of education
Capital Classroom: exceptional teachers who support students’ passion for learning with the tools for success for every individual
Capital Community: relationships, routines and recognition that lead to a sense of belonging, wellbeing, mutual respect and exemplary behaviour both within Capital and in our local community
Capital 6: post-16 excellence with a broad range of pathways, sporting academies and inspiring student leaders
Capital Arts & Sports: specialisms that embed essential skills and enable exceptional performance

Our moral purpose is to ensure our students and staff have access to the best possible futures and contribute positively to society through an outstanding careers/development programme, excellent leadership, and coaching.

Our Values
Determination
Empathy
Curiosity
Integrity

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