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Lead Practitioner of Science

Aylward Academy, London

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Scale

Job summary

Aylward Academy is an oversubscribed 11-19 non-selective state school with a thriving Sixth Form. It is proud to serve its surrounding communities but is only rated as a ‘Good’ school by OfSTED and, in our mind, good is not good enough.

The Executive Director for Aylward Academy was previously responsible for the turnaround at Harris Academy Battersea, a school which rose from bottom in Wandsworth to become one of the top non-selective schools in the country. Both he and the Principal at Aylward are determined that the school becomes outstanding as soon as possible and not a middling outstanding but one of the most outstanding schools in the country. With that in mind, we are advertising for exceptional staff and do so with the obvious understanding that their remuneration should match the level of expertise that we are seeking. We want people with aspirations to lead schools of their own, people who will fight alongside their students for outcomes that will open doors otherwise closed to them and people who understand that care manifests itself in an absolute intolerance of mediocrity. We wish to build headteachers of the future whilst securing the futures of those children who have entrusted their education to us.

As a Lead Practitioner, you will be pivotal in redefining what is possible for our students. You will be excellent in your classroom practice and be able to lead others in their own pursuit of excellence. You will provide clarity, structure and vision for a group of staff who are committed to driving Aylward Academy forward. At its best, the school will never be a group of individual superstars; it will be a fiercely determined collective, working together without ego for the best interests of our pupils.

In terms of the broader school, we recognise that teaching is a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff who have chosen to join the profession are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team deals with all behaviour issues, non-completion of homework, phone-calls and detentions to make sure that teachers are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

As part of a national trust, you will receive all the support you would expect but most importantly, you will be part of a dynamic, resilient and focused group of professionals whose efforts as a whole will mean better lives for every single pupil who walks through our doors.

Should you wish to find out more then we would be more than happy to speak to you. You can contact the Executive Director using dmoody@academiesenterprisetrust.org or the Principal using riafrate@aylwardacademy.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Monday 19 October 2020

Interviews will commence shortly after the closing date.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply please click the ‘Quick Apply’ button.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered. We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1433 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Aylward Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@academiesenterprisetrust.org

About Aylward Academy

Aylward Academy is an oversubscribed 11-19 non-selective state school with a thriving Sixth Form. It is proud to serve its surrounding communities but is only rated as a ‘Good’ school by OfSTED and, in our mind, good is not good enough.

The Executive Director for Aylward Academy was previously responsible for the turnaround at Harris Academy Battersea, a school which rose from bottom in Wandsworth to become one of the top non-selective schools in the country. Both he and the Principal at Aylward are determined that the school becomes outstanding as soon as possible and not a middling outstanding but one of the most outstanding schools in the country. With that in mind, we are advertising for exceptional staff and do so with the obvious understanding that their remuneration should match the level of expertise that we are seeking. We want people with aspirations to lead schools of their own, people who will fight alongside their students for outcomes that will open doors otherwise closed to them and people who understand that care manifests itself in an absolute intolerance of mediocrity. We wish to build headteachers of the future whilst securing the futures of those children who have entrusted their education to us.

School location

Windmill Road, London, N18 1NB

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