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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS + London Fringe weighting, based on experience + £2,000 bonus for the right candidate

Additional allowances

MPS/UPS + London Fringe weighting, based on experience + £2,000 bonus for the right candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We know that exceptional Design and Technologypractitionersare in high demand which is why we are offering arecruitment and retention bonusof£2,000for the right candidate(£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).

We are seeking a passionate and dedicatedCoordinator of Learning -Design and Technologyto join our team from September 2024.

At the Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy, we focus on equipping young minds with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world, particularly in the fields of Design and Technology.As the Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum, fostering creativity, and promoting excellence in design and technology education. You will work closely with teachers, students, and other stakeholders to ensure an enriching learning experience that prepares students for future success.

We warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionateand dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.Achievement for all students regardless of background is our key objective. We offer stimulating learning environments where effective teaching and learning are underpinned by high-quality interpersonal relationships. If you are ambitious for yourself and the learners you serve, then you are the person we need.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent leader, passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within the D&Tcurriculum area

  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships

  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential

  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude

  • Confident and has strong career aspirations

  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and well-being of everyone at the school

  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject

We offer this role on a permanent basiswith a salary of MPS/UPS+London Fringe Allowance, based on experience.

Why work for us?At The Leigh UTC, we create opportunities for meaningful collaboration for staff, we provide a respectful working environment and we encourage innovation from every member of our team. Our Principal, Governors, teaching and support staff believe wholeheartedly in creating opportunities for lifelong success for our young people and believe that exam success is just one aspect in achieving this. We deliver amazing experiences for students whilst not compromising on outcomes. Our teamwork allows us to be greater than the sum of our parts - join us to achieve more than you thought possible. Don’t just take our word for it...click here to find out more from some of our current staff members!

Curriculum is king and we do things a little differently to other schools or colleges because we believe the most effective way to educate our students is to make our learning more hands-on. With the International Baccalaureate Middle Years programme (MYP) at KS3, GCSEs at KS4, and A-levels, T-levels and the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP) at KS5, our ambitious curriculum offer caters for choice, leading the vast majority of students into STEM-related careers or courses.

Please note that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successfulappointment being made before 31st May 2024.

What the school offers its staff

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our commitment to safeguarding:Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Leigh UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
730 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to The Leigh UTC

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