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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£60k - £65k (more for an exceptional candidate)

Additional allowances

plus performance bonus

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are now recruiting for the post of Curriculum Advisor - Geography. The successful candidate will be the lead professional in this curriculum area across the whole Trust, providing strategic support to subject and senior leaders. The role will focus on curriculum development and innovation in line with the best evidence-based research, our commitment to IB programmes and the Ofsted Framework. You will report directly to a member of the Trust Executive and will be part of a team of 14 Curriculum Advisors, each leading on a different curriculum area. You will be based at our Strood Head Office, but will inevitably want to spend a good deal of your time visiting our academies to provide the strategic support necessary to raise standards.

We are looking for a secondary trained Geography expert with superb subject and curriculum knowledge. You will currently be an outstanding Head of Geography or senior leader, such as Assistant Principal. Most of your focus will be across our secondary academies, but opportunities also exist to support our primary curriculum development in the designated subject area. You will be a high-performing professional with a strong commitment to raising standards across the board for young people. This is one of the most exciting job opportunities for career progression and satisfaction in our Trust today. We look forward to appointing a dynamic individual with ideas, skills and dedication to make our Geography curriculum even stronger.

The role itself offers superb career development and training opportunities for the successful candidate. Having proven yourself already as an excellent teacher and subject leader, you will be joining one of the UK’s largest and best-established multi-academy trusts with a subject brief across the whole organisation. Others will look to you for advice and expertise; the impact you can have in this post will be highly significant. Key responsibilities will focus on curriculum design, improving the quality of teaching and securing the best outcomes for pupils. We anticipate that most candidates will have aspirations for further career progression beyond the Curriculum Advisor position into senior leadership positions in one of our academies. We are extremely well-placed to assist you in achieving your ambitions based on excellent performance.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

  • a highly-competitive salary;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression
  • access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

Further details about the role

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to discuss the post prior to application, you can arrange a call by contacting Jo Johnson(PA to Academies Director) - jo.johnson@latrust.org.uk. Please ensure you offer Jo a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can arrange accordingly.

Closing date: Thursday 30th May2024, middayShortlisting date: Thursday 30th May 2024, pmInterview date: Friday 31st May2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Charlotte Herberts (LAT Talent Team) oncharlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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.

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About Leigh Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01634 412 245

Leigh Academies Trust is one of the country’s largest and most-established multi-academy trusts operating across Kent, Medway and South East London. It contains primary, secondary and special academies and is highly inclusive and successful. Our mission is to deliver “education for a better world” by ensuring that young people in our academies have an excellent start in life regardless of their background or ability.

We are a non-profit making charitable company, based in Strood, Medway. The Trust exists to support and assist schools to build upon their existing strengths and to help them achieve rapid educational transformation. It has significant experience in running schools, and today includes both sponsored academies and schools which have chosen to convert to academy status.

The Trust was formed in 2008 with the linking of the Leigh Technology Academy and Longfield Academy under one governing body. Today, we encompass more than 20,000 students between the ages of 2 months and 19 in over 30 primary, secondary and special academies including one all-through academy and one grammar school.

In addition to providing high-quality educational opportunities for all of our children, aged from 2 months to 19 years, and their families, we are proud to provide many opportunities for lifelong learning. These are delivered through the organisations under our umbrella: Thames Gateway Teaching School Hub, LAT Apprenticeships and Kent and Medway Training (KMT), which delivers routes into teaching.

Benefits for LAT employees: We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and improve, based on what our staff want and need - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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