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  • Application deadline

    25 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Suitable for early career teachers
Subject
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

Job summary

About the role: The Leigh Academy has a great opportunity to appoint a talented and inspiring Teacher of Design & Technology with a specialism in Key Stage 4 Food Preparation and Nutrition. The successful candidate will join us for January 2022, strengthening our already successful learning area even further.

The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject, committed to academic excellence and have the ability to motivate, support and enthuse students. You will join an established learning area with a friendly, dedicated team who achieve excellent results. We are well resourced, have excellent facilities and supportive technicians.

We can be receptive to teachers joining us at varying stages in their career; whether you are a recently qualified teacher or one who has many years teaching experience, we can ensure that you are developed within the learning area and wider academy. ​​​​​​​

We’re keen to hear from you if:

You are passionate about your subject
You have the ability and drive to make a positive impact on students’ progress and outcomes
You have the drive to transform our learning and are dedicated to raising standards even further for all students

In return, we are offering:

A supportive and professional environment to be a part of and full embed yourself into from day one
The chance to join and be part of an Academy that has a strong, dynamic leadership team whose aim is to achieve excellence for all
A team of talented staff at all stages of their career, covering the specialisms assigned to this role
Well motivated and receptive learners across our Academy

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1387 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01634412200

About The Leigh Academy

Working with us at The Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career. Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning terraces and classrooms built around a daylit winter garden give the academy a unique and special character.

The purpose built academy has the most up-to-date, technologically advanced facilities available. It is divided into four Colleges each containing 400 students aged 11-18 taught by their own staff. Our dedicated and energetic staff make a real difference to the lives of our students. We believe that these smaller schools within the Academy develop deeper relationships and lay stronger foundations for learning which underpin outstanding achievement.

The principles that have taken us on our exciting journey remain: namely, a passion for learning; a commitment to trying new ways to inspire and motivate young minds; and a dedication to helping each student fulfil their potential by encouraging them to explore all that life has to offer. Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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.

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.

School location

Green Street Green Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1QE

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