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Director of Learning - Science

Leigh Academy Blackheath, London

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Job summary

Leigh Academy Blackheath is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and driven leader to join us from September 2021, as Director of Learning - Science. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with outstanding teaching skills to further develop our successful Science department. As DoL Science, you will be responsible for securing the best possible outcomes for our students. We expect all of our students to be challenged, to be inspired and to achieve beyond expectation. This opportunity also allows an exceptional practitioner to move into a leadership role with strong foundations already in place, but with the scope to put their own stamp on it. You will receive ongoing support and CPD opportunities across the academy and wider Trust.

Leigh Academy Blackheath is a place where tradition meets innovation and the potential of staff and students is realised within a nurturing community. If you want to join a highly successful team who are passionate about research-informed education, and you can inspire learners to go beyond what they are taught and seek what they do not yet know, then we want to hear from you.

If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Elene Redelinghuys on elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk or email the Talent Team on talent@latrust.org.uk. Please be aware that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.

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School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
359 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

Working at Leigh Academy Blackheath: We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and, already oversubscribed, our new school is a beacon of excellence for secondary education in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our mission is to ensure all our students develop into powerful citizens of the digital future on both a national and global scale.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in ‘human-scale’ education, delivered through a schools-within-schools model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Since opening in September 2018, Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) has established itself as the local community’s preferred choice for their child’s secondary education. We have received over 1,000 applications for this September’s 180 Year 7 places, with nearly 300 first choice preferences. It is an exciting time to be joining our learning community.

At LAB, everything we do is built upon our core values of: Respect, Integrity, Ambition, Scholarship and Resilience. We are a strong team and work hard together to ensure every student realises their full potential. Staff have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities both within the academy and across Leigh Academies Trust (LAT).

School location

Old Dover Road, London, SE3 8SY

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