Are you ready for the next step in your teaching career? Are you seeking a new opportunity that offers progression? Would you thrive in our supportive and highly successful department?
We are looking to appoint an outstanding classroom practitioner to lead our geography team in the role of Coordinator of Learning - Geography from Easter 2024 (or earlier dependent on availability). Geography is the most popular Humanities option at GCSE with around 4 classes each year creating the Year 10 cohort and continued growth is expected. This is a result of a well-resourced and enjoyed Key Stage 3 International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. To follow on from this success, some years ago we began to offer IB Diploma Geography as part of the Post 16 offering, which has had excellent results and enjoyment since it’s inception. The successful candidate will lead on the continued development of our international curriculum in Key Stage 3, and Key stage 5 preferably (although training will be provided), as well as continuing the trend of improvement seen in GCSE AQA Geography.
Geography sits within the wider, vibrant and successful Humanities faculty of 11 teachers that deliver six other subjects and the team also has regular opportunities to meet peers from across the trust that include exam markers and a dedicated Curriculum Adviser. This means that the successful candidate will be coordinating a subject with considerable autonomy, but also in a supportive and established team. Now is the time to join a team that is truly changing lives and positively transforming the local community by creating internationally-minded students.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31geographically organised academies (15secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. 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.
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.
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