Director of Learning ICT & Business Studies
About the role: Are you an experienced middle leader, seeking to grow into a broader leadership role across multiple subject specialisms? The Leigh Academy has a rare and unique opportunity to appoint an inspirational and outstanding practitioner to lead our Business and IT faculty from September 2020. This role is ideal for those seeking to inspire students at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and also inspire our team of dedicated, talented and experienced staff. We can offer a supportive and professional environment to be a part of and fully embed yourself into from day one, the opportunity to work under strong and dynamic leadership team whose aim is to achieve excellence for all, and a team of talented science staff at all stages of their career, covering the specialisms associated with this role. Ideally, our successful candidate will take on a Business/IT teaching timetable within their role based on their experience.
We’re keen to hear from you if:
You are passionate about your subject, including Business and IT
You have the ability and drive to make a positive impact on students’ progress and outcomes
You have the drive to transform our learning and are dedicated to raising standards even further for all students
Essential educational requirements
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Essential skills and experience
Experience teaching these subject areas
In return, we are offering:
A supportive and professional environment to be a part of and full embed yourself into from day one
The opportunity to teach at Key stage 3, 4 and Post 16 A Level, BTEC and IB diploma groups
The chance to join and be part of an Academy that has a strong, dynamic leadership team whose aim is to achieve excellence for all
A team of talented staff at all stages of their career, covering the specialisms assigned to this role
Well motivated and receptive learners across our Academy
Working for The Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a 'Good' 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. The Academy is divided into four Colleges: Brunel, Chaucer, Darwin and Da Vinci - each has their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
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 in their careers. Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning plazas and classrooms built around a day-lit wintergarden give the academy a unique and special character. It is also an academy that is conscious of its environment as it is brimming with sustainable innovations such as passive cooling, earth tubes and passive ventilation.
We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department not only within The Leigh Academy, but within the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you'll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you. We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity. At The Leigh Academy we aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.
Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. 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 providers and a large teaching school.
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.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy 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.
About The Leigh Academy
- Green Street Green Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1QE
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