Lead Practitioner - RE & PSHE

Leigh Academy Blackheath, London, SE3 8SY

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  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 April 2022

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Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Lead Practitioner - RE & PSHE job summary

Leigh Academy Blackheath is an academy where tradition meets innovation and the potential of staff and students is realised within a nurturing community. This is why, alongside a rigorous curriculum delivered through evidence-informed pedagogy, every student is provided with a chromebook on arrival; every physical classroom has a virtual classroom and every teacher has level 1 Google Educator certification. Our approach to learning, and working, is designed to prepare our students to be the leaders of tomorrow and we are looking for a Lead Practitioner - RE & PSHE to support the next stage of our journey.

The overarching purpose of the role of the Lead Practitioner will be to consistently model high quality teaching and learning in the teaching of RE & PSHE at KS3 and KS4, whilst also supporting as a member of the Individuals and Societies department.

Applications are welcomed from experienced teachers who have thorough knowledge and understanding of delivering RE & PSHE at KS3 and KS4, alongside a broad passion for the Humanities subjects.

This unique role provides the successful applicant with considerable scope to shape the delivery of the RE & PSHE curriculum, whilst also being part of a supportive and experienced department. It is an ideal position, therefore, for an ambitious and experienced teacher who is looking to progress.

The successful candidate will receive:

A salary commensurate with the profile of the post;
Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities;
The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation;
The opportunity to work in a school where behaviour is exemplary.
We would like to hear from candidate who are:

An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge;
Have a high level of KS4 and KS5 teaching experience and delivery of results;
Experienced in teaching IBDP is preferred, but not essential if you have a high level of A-Level subject knowledge;​​​​​​​
Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships;
Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential;
Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude;
Confident and has strong career aspirations;
Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the academy.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
What we are offering:

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Leigh Academy Blackheath and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing​​​​​​​
Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.

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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
536 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Helaina English (Office Manager and PA) - helaina.english@leighacademyblackheath.org.uk. Visits will be offered in April 2022 and will be hosted by Emma Smith (Principal). Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer Helaina a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Helaina English (as above) in the first instance.​​​​​​​

Application closing date: Monday 25th April 2022
​​​​​​​Interview date: Friday 29th April 2022

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

The academy 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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