9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Up to £50k

Job summary

The Halley Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner for English to join our established and successful team from January 2022. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and lead English across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative, efficient and committed to raising standards. They will have excellent subject knowledge and join a motivated and dedicated team of highly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for English in our students.

This is a permanent position offering up to £50k. Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 21st October 2021.

Application process

As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. When we recruit we look for specific experiences and qualities, however, we also place importance in diversity as we recognise the importance of people bringing their own diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and ideas to the Trust.

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to make contact with John Dixon (Principal), which can be scheduled by contacting Pam Morey (PA to Principal), on pamela.morey@thehalleyacademy.org.uk or telephone 020 8856 2828.

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 2021. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Shortlisting will be carried out shortly after and candidates will be notified to confirm their attendance at the interview stage. Interviews and/or associated assessment activities will take place on Thursday 21st October. Our successful candidate will join us for January 2022.

Queries: If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Coordinator) on 01634 412 273 or elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk

The Trust 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.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
914 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

About The Halley Academy

The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s. We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in March 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.

The Halley is a dynamic academy and our curriculum delivers an education of excellence for all. The Halley Academy has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 2019 and students enjoy both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3 and the International Baccalaureate Career- related Programme at Key Stage 5. Our STEM provision develops critical thinking skills, creativity and innovation across the curriculum and we are in a privileged position to be registered to deliver the T Level programme at Key Stage 5 from 2023 in a brand new Engineering and Design Centre (due to open in January 2022). As part of our Digital Strategy, each student has their own Chromebook which is used as a tool for learning and to prepare them to participate in the ever-evolving technological world.

We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted and where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success. Our students are at the centre of the academy community and thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, so that they gain the knowledge, qualification and skills to afford successful, fulfilling and happy adult lives.

Staff are reflective and committed practitioners who believe in collaboration and self-improvement. We have weekly ring-fenced time on Wednesday afternoons for our comprehensive CPD programme, tailored to the aspirations and interests of the individual, and have extensive expertise both within the Academy and across the Trust to support in its delivery.

The wellbeing of our students and staff lies at the heart of our work: we know that when our school community is happy and fulfilled, they achieve their best. Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. The academy has a space dedicated to staff wellbeing and relaxation and offers a range of exercise and participation opportunities for our staff team.

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

Corelli Road, London, SE3 8EP

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