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Deputy Director of Learning - Design and Technology

Longfield Academy, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 2:27pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + TLR2 £6,095

Deputy Director of Learning - Design and Technology job summary

About the role: Longfield Academy is looking to appoint an engaging, knowledgeable and dedicated classroom practitioner as Deputy Director of Learning - Design and Technology, joining us for September 2022.

Our successful candidate will have experience of teaching and delivering GCSE Design and Technology, ideally with the WJEC specification, delivering BTEC Construction and teaching Key Stage 3 and GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. For more information in regards to these subject areas at Longfield Academy, please click here.

We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you probably love inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity. At Longfield Academy, we aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient in driving great learning outcomes. The department is a vibrant and creative, where teamwork and a can-do attitude pervade.

We are looking for someone who can:

Create and maintain an up-to-date faculty working handbook which makes clear the expectations within the faculty, including reference to relevant policies and procedures;
Take responsibility for the self-evaluation of the curriculum area in line with school self-evaluation procedures;
Ensure that appropriate quality assurance systems, such as lesson visits, collaborative book/work reviews, student voice etc. are in place showing clearly how the quality of teaching and learning will be evaluated and evidenced;
Identify and disseminate effective practice and highlight and address areas for improvement;
Ensure that whole school teaching and learning priorities are embedded in faculty practice;
Ensure that teachers are able to select from a range of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of the subject/s and of different students.
​​​​​​The basis of this role is full-time, permanent and offering a salary of MPS/UPS commensurate with experience plus TLR2 (£6,095).

Limited time only! Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £300 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

Working with us: Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy is recognised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school and delivers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in years 7 -9. Our most recent inspection in 2018 confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students. The richness of our extracurricular activities allows our students to excel in drama, music, sports and STEM. Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students. We have a strong drive for school improvement underpinned by a relentless focus on the core business of improving teaching and learning. We do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations; our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. Our pastoral system is truly exceptional and we pride ourselves on the quality of care for every student. Our Post-16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent, with our students securing places at top universities.

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About Longfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement, and the academy is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in year 7 and year 12. For more information about our academy, please click here.​​​​​​​

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Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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 range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

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. 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 to discriminate 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.

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