Teacher of Computer Science / Business Studies Olive Ap Academy - Thurrock, Tilbury

Job description

We are looking for a teacher who is passionate about supporting young people in KS3/4 who have often found school a challenge. A teacher who shares our ambition to improve our students’ life chances and give them learning opportunities which stimulate and excite.

Our alternative provision academy in Thurrock has up to 96 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at any one time. Olive Academies is one of the first multi-academy trusts to specialise exclusively in alternative provision. We support children and young people who have experienced significant difficulties learning in mainstream schools. We work with children who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs.

Our ideal candidate would be an experienced teacher who wants to develop their practice and experience more dynamic ways of engaging children in learning. We are seeking a business studies and computer science teacher who will:

o be committed to tackling disadvantage and improving every student’s wellbeing and life chances

o demonstrate the highest quality of teaching, learning and assessment

o create exciting projects to inspire our students

o work closely with our headteacher, pathway lead, our staff, parents/ carers and our students to deliver our vision and help make our ambitious plans for the academy a reality.

Come and join our pioneering teaching team and work alongside colleagues who share a determination to give the most vulnerable children and young people the best chances to succeed and thrive in their adult lives.

Job title: Teacher (Computer Science / Business Studies)
Salary: MPS/UPS + fringe weighting
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Start date: Negotiable
Location: Olive AP Academy – Thurrock, Tilbury

Download an applicant information pack at https://www.oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/ for full details about this teaching role.

Our academies always welcome visits from potential applicants.

Come and see our fantastic academy building and meet our brilliant academy community. Please get in touch with Susie Tyler, Office Manager (E: susie.tyler@oliveacademies.org.uk T: 01708 853781) if you would like to arrange a visit or need any further information.

Please email your completed application form to: susie.tyler@oliveacademies.org.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 24 September 2019 (midday).

Interviews to be held at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock in Tilbury week commencing Monday 30 September 2019.

You can also find more details about Olive Academies at www.oliveacademies.org.uk

Essential educational requirements

First degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

DfE recognised qualified teacher status/Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of CPD which enhances classroom practice

Evidence of recent successful classroom practice

Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice. Lessons are consistently judged to be good or better.

Effective and systematic behaviour management – experience of using de-escalation techniques in a school setting; experience of maintaining clear boundaries and using sanctions, praise and rewards.

Employee benefits

At Olive Academies we can offer you:
o a close and supportive team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority
o high quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression
o an organisation which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do
o the freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum.

About Olive Ap Academy - Thurrock

Our alternative provision academy is based in Tilbury in Thurrock and has up to 96 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at one time. The academy was graded as 'Good' in all areas following its last Ofsted inspection in December 2018. Our brand new building opened to staff and students in summer 2017. The academy facilities include purpose-built kitchens, computing suites, music studio, science labs, workshop and multi-sports pitch. Our staff supports young people who have been placed at the academy for a period of intervention work, following a permanent exclusion from a mainstream school. The academy also supports young people with medical needs.

Leicester Road, Tilbury, RM18 7AX
Not Applicable
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