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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership scale, based on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please note that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successfulappointment being made before 31st May 2024.

Become aLead Practitioner - Englishat Leigh Academy Hugh Christie and lead the charge in advancing standards and enriching teaching and learning across our academy. As a pivotal member of our leadership team, you'll play a key role in translating our academy's vision into outstanding classroom practices, cultivating a culture of excellence throughout.

Your primary responsibilities will revolve around devising and implementing strategies for teaching and learning, curriculum design, professional development, and fostering collaborative teamwork. With a focus on English, you'll spearhead initiatives to enhance teaching and learning within the subject, developing tailored systems and procedures to elevate outcomes.

In addition to delivering exemplary lessons, mentoring colleagues, and leveraging data analysis to drive continuous improvement, you'll champion positive student engagement by establishing high expectations and creating an inspiring learning environment. Join us in our commitment to achieving exceptional educational outcomes, narrowing achievement gaps, and staying at the forefront of pedagogical innovation and effectiveness.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • A degree in English or a related field
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Demonstrated success as a classroom practitioner in co-educational comprehensive schools
  • Evidence of dedication to extracurricular and enrichment activities
  • Thorough understanding of the national curriculum in English
  • Proven track record of implementing successful strategies to improve achievement and share best practices
  • Ability to facilitate students in working to the highest standards
  • Strong administrative abilities
  • Successful experience in collaborative teamwork
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Consistent punctuality
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Ambition for further career advancement

The basis of this role is full-time, permanent and offers a salary of leadership scale based onexperience.Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will take place week commencing 13th May.

What the school offers its staff

Working with us:Hugh Christie School has recently become part of the Leigh Academy Trust and we look forward to exciting times ahead with wonderful opportunities it will bring for our staff and students. Following the academisation, the School is now known as Leigh Academy Hugh Christie.

Leigh Academy Hugh Christie offers a broad curriculum designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of its students. From traditional subjects like English, mathematics, and science to vocational courses and extracurricular activities, the academy strives to provide a comprehensive education that prepares students for success in further education, employment, and life beyond school.

Beyond academics, Leigh Academy Hugh Christie places a significant emphasis on personal development and character education. Through its pastoral care system, the academy supports students in their social, emotional, and personal growth, fostering a positive and inclusive school culture.

The academy also prides itself on its strong sense of community and engagement with parents, carers, and the wider community. Through various initiatives and partnerships, Leigh Academy Hugh Christie seeks to enrich the educational experience of its students and contribute positively to the local area.

In summary, Leigh Academy Hugh Christie is a thriving secondary school committed to academic excellence, personal development, and community engagement. With a rich history and a dedication to nurturing well-rounded individuals, it continues to provide a supportive and inspiring environment for its students to thrive and succeed.

Click hereto view our website and learn more about Leigh Academy Hugh Christie.

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.

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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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating on any grounds.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.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.

Applying for the job

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About Leigh Academy Hugh Christie

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
Up to 1226 pupils
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to Leigh Academy Hugh Christie

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