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Academic Tutor: English Specialism

Reference: 60ebb2ec-96e4-4163-b2c8-c6587b3215bb
Employer: Harris Federation
Location: Not Specified
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Working With Us

If you are looking for a diverse school with clear and effective behaviour policies and systems, a visible and supportive leadership team, useful but not onerous CPD, and frequent opportunities for promotion, then we are the school for you. We believe that our students need great outcomes to open doors that will help them make the best of their lives. Our students behave well, and so they achieve well. This is a product of our excellent behaviour systems. We have 6 non-teaching Heads of Year who support behaviour and welfare and run a fully centralised detention system. Exemplary behaviour can only be achieved through a highly visible Senior Leadership team, and they are constantly touring the Academy. CPD is bespoke, first and foremost in the subject and grounded in tried and tested methods of effective teaching such as modelling, questioning, literacy, practice and consolidation. We don’t engage with the latest fads. We believe the best approach to workload and wellbeing is to run a highly effective school with gives people purpose and avoids unnecessary work. Our sizeable department teams mean that despite our excellent retention rates, opportunities for promotion are frequent and exciting. I really hope that you’ll be joining our team. Our four values of endeavour, kindness, respect and responsibility are at the heart of everything we do.

Harris Academy South Norwood is an extremely popular 11-19 academy. We have 180 students in each year group, a size that enables us to know what each of our students need. We deliver a broad and challenging curriculum to all our students in a calm and well-ordered environment. We have high expectations of all members of the school community. This is reflected in our consistently high student performance at GCSE, progression to post 16 study at our sixth form and then on to some of the best universities in the country. Our sixth form is rated outstanding by Ofsted. Last year 188 of our year 11 students chose to remain with us for the sixth form.

Boasting one of the most unique school buildings in the country Harris Academy, Clocktower perfectly blends classic British architecture with modern contemporary design. With our main building built newly in 2007 HASN is a modern Academy that boasts open plan corridors and skylight panels across the main building. The classic Stanley building dating back to 1907 provides a charm and a history that compliments the new stylings of the main building and provides a reminder of the scholarly traditional values that a Harris Academy South Norwood education is built upon.

We are very fortunate to have excellent transport links to central London (some trains get to London Bridge in 11mins) and just 4 minutes on the train from East Croydon. The Clocktower campus is a 6 minute walk from Norwood Junction train station.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering programmes of study to small groups of students (usually between one and three)
  • Ensuring all students identified for intervention are given every opportunity to meet their targets
  • Liaising with parents regarding the attendance, progress and attitude of designated students
  • Maintaining records of students’ progress
  • Completing relevant marking and feedback
  • Using behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment
  • Supporting identified students in tutor group time
  • Highlighting individual students’ learning needs to teachers and agreeing how they will be supported in each lesson
  • Assisting in evaluating students’ progress
  • Supporting identified students to engage with learning objectives in lessons

What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Relevant qualifications at A Level or undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English.
  • Excellent literacy skills.
  • Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and, in particular, barriers to learning
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving
  • Understanding of a range of support services/providers
  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Applying for this Position

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 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.

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