JOB | Classics Teacher, Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred

Inspire and transform with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and highly motivated qualified Teacher of Classics.

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Your opportunity

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation. It is an oversubscribed 11-18 school where staff are supported to become the best through an investment in excellent professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and highly motivated Classics teacher, with the ability to teach both Latin and Classics, to join our thriving and successful department. Due to increased pupil numbers next academic year, we are looking for a Latin Teacher (NQT or experienced) with a genuine drive and enthusiasm for their subject, together with the motivation and subject knowledge to be able to challenge and inspire our students in all three Key Stages of this lively, high- achieving and multicultural comprehensive school. The successful candidate, who must be a team player, will be expected to take an active involvement in the department and in school life in general. The ability to teach any other subject from the ‘Classics’ realm in KS5 is essential.

We also collaborate with the local Harris primary schools to teach Latin in Years 5-6, as well as supporting provision in another Harris secondary academy in the local area. The successful candidate will be expected to embrace this collaboration.

You will join a committed and supportive team and have the opportunity to teach across key stages three, four and five. We are happy to accept applications from teachers at any stage in their career: teachers with the ambition to train to become Lead Practitioners; NQTs; or those looking to experience an outstanding environment where they can focus on teaching.

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression;whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification here.

About Harris Academy Chafford Hundred:

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ 11-19 academy with a very strong reputation in the local community. With values of ‘Excel, Exceed and Explore’, the academy is a school for the future, preparing students for success through personalised learning, and improving continuously in every aspect of delivery.

Why work at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred?

  • The number one non-selective school in Essex, according to the Real Schools Guide 2017
  • A designated Teaching School, providing exceptional opportunities for professional development
  • A proven commitment to our staff, holding Investors In People Gold accreditation
  • A modern and attractive working environment
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Please call 01375 484 580 or email to arrange a time for an informal conversation with the Principal.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Paramount to what we do isclosing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. Within this, we have continuouslytransformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.

Every child in London deserves the best possible education. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.

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.

From September 2019 we will be starting up our own Combined Cadet Force at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. We are looking to appoint an exceptional School Staff Instructor (SSI) who has the enthusiasm, energy, drive and commitment to ensure that HACH becomes an outstanding example in the Cadet movement. The SSI role is central to the smooth and efficient running of the contingent and the development of the leadership potential of Cadets. There is an expectation that the SSI will take a lead role in the future direction of the CCF. Previous work with Cadets or links with the armed forces would be advantageous.

This role is part time (1 day a week at first) and could be carried out alongside the advertised vacancy.

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.Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.