Leadership Scale - commensurate with experience
About the role: Are you an experienced middle leader, seeking to grow into a broader leadership role? The Leigh Academy has a rare and unique opportunity to appoint an inspirational and outstanding practitioner to lead our Modern Foreign Languages faculty from September 2021. 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 MFL staff at all stages of their career. We are seeking a practitioner who can offer French and Spanish.
As Director of Learning for Modern Foreign Languages at The Leigh Academy, you would be in charge of a team of keen linguists who have a passion for delivering language learning and fostering a love of learning in their students. The Leigh Academy is part of the DfE MFL Hub project led by Rachel Hawkes and her team at the University of York and in partnership with the NCELP (National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy), along with three other academies in the Leigh Academies Trust. Working with us provides you with access to high quality, ready to use CPD in your classroom and to take part in a national project on practice and research, which has the aim of raising GCSE uptake. This initiative offers superb career development.
We’re keen to hear from you if:
You are passionate about your subject
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
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - email@example.com.
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.
In return, we are offering:
A supportive and professional environment to be a part of and full embed yourself into from day one
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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
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About The Leigh Academy
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. Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning terraces and classrooms built around a daylit winter garden give the academy a unique and special character.
The purpose built academy has the most up-to-date, technologically advanced facilities available. It is divided into four Colleges each containing 400 students aged 11-18 taught by their own staff. Our dedicated and energetic staff make a real difference to the lives of our students. We believe that these smaller schools within the Academy develop deeper relationships and lay stronger foundations for learning which underpin outstanding achievement.
The principles that have taken us on our exciting journey remain: namely, a passion for learning; a commitment to trying new ways to inspire and motivate young minds; and a dedication to helping each student fulfil their potential by encouraging them to explore all that life has to offer. 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.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 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. 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.
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.
All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks.