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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Longfield Academy has a great opportunity for aTeacher ofDesign and Technologyto join our highly experienced and successful department fromSeptember 2024.This is an excitingtime to join an incredibly strong department both in terms of the teaching and support, giving you great access to a range of resources.If you are committed to inspiring the next generation of designers, engineers, and problem solvers, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

As a Teacher of Design & Technology at Longfield Academy, you will play a pivotal role in delivering engaging and dynamic lessons that ignite students' curiosity and passion for innovation. Through hands-on projects, real-world challenges, and cutting-edge technologies, you will empower students to explore the exciting intersections of design, engineering, and entrepreneurship.

The find out more about this learning area, pleaseclick here.

We are looking for a dynamic, emotionally intelligent and innovative teacher to join a supportive team that is committed to improving the life chances of young people. Joining Longfield Academy will enable you to work with like-minded colleagues who share your goals and ambitions.

This is a full time role offering MPScommensurate with experience.

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form byclicking here. T&Cs apply.

Working with us:Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy is recognised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school and delivers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in years 7 -9. Our most recent inspection in 2018 confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students. The richness of our extracurricular activities allows our students to excel in drama, music, sports and STEM. Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students. We have a strong drive for school improvement underpinned by a relentless focus on the core business of improving teaching and learning. We do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations; our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. Our pastoral system is truly exceptional and we pride ourselves on the quality of care for every student. Our Post-16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent, with our students securing places at top universities.

Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement, and the academy is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

Please note that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successfulappointment being made before 31st May 2024.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in year 7 and year 12.For more information about our academy, pleaseclick here.

What the school offers its staff

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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating 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 Longfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1035 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634412258

Arranging a visit to Longfield Academy

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

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