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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership scale, commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you ready for the next step in your teaching career? Are you seeking a new opportunity from September 2024that offers progression? Are you a successful Business and Computingteacher that would thrive when working with and leading other committed and innovative practitioners?If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are now recruiting for aDirector of Learning - Business, Computing and T Level Lead, joining us from September 2024.This is a truly fantastic opportunity for a passionate educator to become part of a well established, collaborative and successful Business & Computing team to ensure that students enjoy a challenging, dynamic and rewardingcurriculum.

We deem this to be a great position on the basis that;

  • We offer a vibrant and committed Business & Computing Department, passionate and dedicated to supporting students throughout their learning experience and securing the best possible outcomes for them.
  • We offer pupils the very best in Business & Computing learning opportunities by delivering high quality teaching via our bespoke curriculum, alongside inspiring extracurricular opportunities.
  • We believe in developing staff into outstanding practitioners through our excellent CPD programme.

The courses on offer for our students are as follows:

  • KS4 AQA GCSE Business Studies
  • KS4 AQA Computer Science
  • KS4 Edexcel Digital Information Technology
  • KS5 Edexcel BTEC Business Studies
  • KS5 IB Business Management
  • Edexcel BTEC Computing
  • Edexcel BTEC ICT

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a strong and successful department that produces excellent outcomes at Key Stage 4 and 5 with a range of GCSE, BTEC and Vocational Courses on offer. As the Director of Learning you will also be leading the launch and implementation of our T Levels.

This is a full time, permanent opportunity offering leadership scale, commensurate with experience.

What the school offers its staff

Working with us at The Leigh Academy:The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career. As the flagship academy of Leigh Academies Trust we have an inspirational building hosting modern technology and great facilities. We ensure that our students are prepared both academically and socially for their futures. We ensure that students’ talents and interests are nurtured through our broad and balanced curriculum, in particular through the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7, 8 and 9, having been accredited as an IB World School in December 2020 for our Key Stage 3 curriculum, and previously in 2017 for our International Baccalaureate Careers Pathway in Key Stage 5, which sits alongside our offer of A Levels and BTECS. We take pride in being the first school in the UK to have been awarded The Healthy Minds School kite mark, in recognition of successful involvement in the Healthy Minds curriculum delivery, demonstrating a commitment to the personal development of students and staff.

We strive for excellence in all that we do whilst ‘Opening minds to Success’. This is reflected in our dedicated staff and our consistent approach to teaching and learning to ensure all of our students are happy, successful and resilient to the challenges they face. Our intention is to work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure that students of all abilities, interests and talents are given every opportunity to be part of our inspiring, challenging and supportive community. We work hard to ensure all staff are supported in their current and next stage of their career journey, ensuring staff are able to access NPQ courses and other further training opportunities within the Leigh Academies Trust and externally.

Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.

Further details about the role

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. 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.

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 Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1359 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to The Leigh Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Isabelle.cochrane@LATrust.org.uk.

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