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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a vacancy for aTeacher of Design and Technologywho can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area. Applications are welcomed from both early career teachers and experienced teachers as we can offer fantastic professional development at every stage of a teacher’s career.

Our successful candidates 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;
  • Centralised resources and the reduced planning this creates;
  • An experienced and supportive department.

We’d like to hear from you if you 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;
  • Experience in teaching the IBMYP is preferred, but not essential;
  • 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.

We believe that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education: delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our commitment to maximising the potential of every child, teaching them the skills they need to be successful and nurturing a desire to be a lifelong learner, will prepare them for whichever career path they choose to follow.

At Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB), we believe that successful curriculum design begins with identifying which knowledge is felt to be of greatest value to students, within each subject, as they progress throughout the education system and into the world of work.

Said knowledge is then specified in detail and sequenced in the order that maximises retention in students’ long-term memory, so that they may apply this confidently and skilfully in ways recognised as valuable by each subject.

What the school offers its staff

Working at Leigh Academy Blackheath:We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our mission is to ensure all our students develop into powerful citizens of the digital future on both a national and global scale.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family collaborates to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in ‘human-scale’ education, delivered through a schools-within-schools model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Since opening in September 2018, Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) has established itself as the local community’s preferred choice for their child’s secondary education. We received over 1,000 applications for this September’s 180 Year 7 places, with over 300 first choice preferences. It is an exciting time to be joining our learning community as our sixth form provision - LABP16, is set to open in September 2023. Building upon our well established IB roots, LABP16 will offer our students the opportunity to study the IB Diploma and IB Career- related programmes.

At LAB, everything we do is built upon our core values of: Respect, Integrity, Ambition, Scholarship and Resilience. We are a strong team and work hard together to ensure every student realises their full potential. Staff have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities both within the academy and across Leigh Academies Trust (LAT).

Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest.

Our recent Challenge Partners review, in June 2021, found us to be ‘Leading’ in all areas with an area of excellence in Digital Strategy.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

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

Arranging a visit to Leigh Academy Blackheath

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email charlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

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