Teaching staff opportunities
The Archer Academy is a growing 11-16 secondary school which opened in September 2013 in East Finchley, serving families in the surrounding areas of North London. The school was created to meet the needs and desires of parents, primary school governors and the local community, for a first-choice, non-denominational, coeducational secondary school.
Our school provides students with an ambitious, rigorous and creative learning environment which enables them to flourish and succeed, encouraging and empowering them along their journey into adulthood. From the moment they arrive, they are challenged to aim high, think big and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
We strive for academic excellence, offering a curriculum which is both traditional and creative, providing specialism, range and depth in equal measure. We believe that our students perform best when they are motivated, involved and excited by their learning, and we work incredibly hard to ensure that the time they spend with us is enriching in every sense.
As we approach the half way point of our fourth year, the school is now firmly established, with a strong, experienced team in place. We are seeking to build capacity as our school continues to grow and we prepare for the future. Our pioneer year group will take their GCSEs in the summer of 2018. These roles represent a unique opportunity to join a school with the highest expectations for students and staff, and to help shape the continued growth and expansion of our school over the coming years.
We are looking for visionary school teachers with experience across years 7 to 11 resulting in high academic standards. You should thrive on responsibility and share our commitment to developing young people into analytical, creative and resilient learners. You must also have a proven record of excellent teaching that has resulted in raising standards within departments and across school.
The Archer Academy provides the unique opportunity for excellent and committed teachers to:
- continue to shape a new school, which has tremendous support from local families and the local community
- be part of a school that expands year-on-year giving you the chance to develop and grow as the school expands
- play a pivotal role on the future strategic development of the school through Key Stage Four
- develop and implement an exciting and ambitious curriculum, underpinned by high quality learning and teaching
The following positions are available for September 2017
Head of Physical Education – MPS/UPS + TLR 1a (£9181) : (Application Pack)
Closing date: noon on Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Interview Day: W/C 8th May 2017
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Head of PE to lead the Archer Academy PE department from September 2017. Physical Education is a central part of the school curriculum and we have an extensive extra-curricular programme which contributes significantly to the life of the school.
The successful candidate will thrive on responsibility, share our commitment to developing young people into analytical, creative and resilient learners and have the ability to embrace the inclusive culture and ethos of the school. A strong commitment to raising achievement and standards is required along with an informed and creative approach to curriculum delivery.
Design Technology Teacher (Maternity Cover) – MPS/UPS : (Application Pack)
Closing date: noon on Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Interview Date: W/c 8th May 2017
We are looking for outstanding, dynamic design & technology practitioners with experience teaching DT across years 7 to 11, to join our high achieving and collaborative department. As Teacher of DT, you will be teaching a very popular subject with many students selecting DT in the year 9 and 10 option process.
Using your knowledge and passion for design, making and problem solving you will be able to inspire students and foster an enjoyment and understanding of the subject. You should thrive on responsibility and share our commitment to developing young people into analytical, creative and resilient learners. You should have a proven record of excellent teaching that has resulted in raising standards, whether in the long or short term. We welcome applications from NQTs and have an outstanding Induction Programme.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. These appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS/CRB check.
Download the teaching staff application from here (Teaching Staff Application Form)
About the school
Location: East Finchley, North London
Start date: September 2017
NOR: 600, rising to 750 by 2017
Age range: 11-16
What people say about our school:
“The behaviour of students is outstanding. There is a clear sense of the ‘Archer Way’ and students adopt those values in everything they do. Students demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning in lessons.” Ofsted, June 2015
“The richness of the academy’s curriculum is significant in relation to students’ progress. The diversity of subjects and themes, combined with skilled teaching, results in genuine challenge for students. This demanding curriculum encourages self-confident, assertive young people who are, largely, ambitious for their own success and that of their peers.” Ofsted, June 2015
“My overall impression is of care and consideration, sensitivity and high standards in every aspect.” Archer Academy parent, June 2016
“This is a “thinking school” as staff engage in a wide range of research before implementing practice.” Challenge Partners Review, December 2016
“The school’s mission statement based on the “Archer Way” underpins all aspects of school life. It is most apparent in the outstanding range of enrichment activities that the school provides for its pupils who are developing a keen interest in learning.” Challenge Partners Review, December 2016