Teacher of Construction

The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA

11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    16 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

AT1 - AT9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teacher of Construction

• Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you:

• Love teaching and instilling students with a passion for working within the construction industry?

• Want to be part of a department with excellent facilities?

• Enjoy working within a strong and supportive team of practical learning professionals?

At The Canterbury Academy, we seek to appoint a Construction Teacher to lead our department and be part of a fantastic team in the practical faculty. Our amazing students benefit from inside and outside workspaces, specialist tools and equipment and their own dedicated work space in the enterprise and employability centre. You will be able to teach across all key stages and deliver up to level 1 and 2 qualifications in construction to students aged 14-18 and to our passionate sixth-form students.

Staff are supported by the friendly and passionate practical faculty that boasts facilities such as 3D printers, laser printers, photography dark room, ceramic kiln, adobe photoshop and plenty more. You will be supported with excellent CPD and training to develop your subject knowledge and benefit from the on-site gym, coffee shop, 2week October half term.

If you would like to be part of our successful department with amazing facilities such as purpose-built construction site, we would love to hear from you. We welcome applications from all industry experience levels, keen to take on their first position or an experienced teacher keen to take on ownership of a course with development opportunities in the future.

Please note that applications will be assessed upon receipt and interviews may take place before the closing date so please apply as soon as possible.

Further details about the post are available from the school: recruitment@canterbury.kent.sch.uk

What the school offers its staff

The Canterbury Academy Trust provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and help the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something that all children walk with genius and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education, learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

Commitment to safeguarding

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. A satisfactory DBS disclosure must be presented to the Academy before any employment can commence. In line with KCSIE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found, concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children, will be discussed at the interview stage.

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About The Canterbury Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1841 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01227 463971

The Canterbury Academy creates ‘a wealth of opportunity’ and allows us to offer 'as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible'. Our simple aim is to ‘improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’.

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