Deadline is tomorrow

  • Application deadline

    26 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subjects
History, Humanities
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR 2b £4,783 (negotiable)

Job summary

About the role: Strood Academy has a rare opportunity for a talented and creative Head of History to join our department from September 2022 (or earlier dependent on the successful candidates availability). We are seeking to appoint an inspiring teacher who will play a pivotal role in the progress and drive of this department. You’ll be joining the department at an exciting time as the improvements we are making are gaining momentum. History is taught as a discrete subject to all pupils in Years 7-9 as part of the IB Middle Years programme framework and national curriculum. In years 10 and 11, pupils who opt for History follow the AQA specification. Results have steadily improved over the last 3 years and there is scope to really drive the department.

The Head of History must demonstrate aspects of leadership such as:

Up to date knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake the leading of a History department
A record of successful teaching as an outstanding classroom practitioner
Excellent team member
Energy, positivity, enthusiasm
Prepared to go the extra mile to enable students to do as well as possible
Committed to school improvement
High expectations of self and others
Commitment to working for equality of opportunity
Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
A willingness to learn and ask for support
An excellent communicator
Being innovative and flexible, ready to collaborate within and across departments and subject specialities
Inspiring confidence, enthusiasm and motivation in Staff and Pupils
Be able to delegate appropriate responsibility and/or accountability
Act as a ‘role model’ of good practice in areas of the role, including effective teaching.
The basis of this role is full-time, permanent and a TLR of £4,783 (TLR 2b) which is negotiable dependent on experience.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1360 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01634412200

About Strood Academy

Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our vision is to be an inclusive community where we are all kind, respectful and resilient in our journey towards excellence. Our students thrive through an enriching and diverse curriculum that offers a global perspective, empowering all to become inquisitive lifelong learners.

Our core values are to be:

Inquisitive
Respectful
Resilient
Kind​​​​​​​
Our purpose at Strood Academy is to:

nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy;
shape leaders within a global community;
develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and;
help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens.
We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.

Why work at Strood Academy?

Centralised behaviour system and detentions - simple for teachers to follow allowing disruptive free classrooms.
Our commitment to the development of all staff - CPD on Wednesday afternoons and the opportunity to collaborate with staff from other schools in the LAT. Also all staff at Strood receive regular coaching feedback through our on-line platform on-track.
Strood academy is easily accessible by A2 and the high speed train can allow for travel into London in less than 30 minutes.
We have a common sense approach to workload. All teachers are expected to feedback or live mark. We also work closely as a Trust allowing for centralised resources to be shared across our secondary schools.​​​​​​

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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.

School location

Carnation Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX

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