Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 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 + London Fringe Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Students at The Leigh UTC“are proud to attend a school that is realising its vision of ‘developing STEM professionals for the future global market"Ofsted, 2022.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our collaborative English department in the role ofTeacher of Englishstarting from September 2024. Successful candidates will be passionate about delivering an English curriculum which supports our vision of developing STEM professionals for the future global market. At The Leigh UTC, we believe our team ethos is the most important aspect of our success, making this a great opportunity for a teacher who wants the opportunity to be innovative and collaborative in a supportive environment. The successful candidate will have a great support team illustrated when a new colleague who has had extensive experience overseas recently praised the 'warm welcome' and 'support' we have offered.

The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities. We are the first UTC to join a multi-academy trust, to become an IB World School, to be built in Kent and among the first Academies in the UK to offer T-levels and Level 3 and 4 apprenticeships. We were the first UTC to open from Year 7 and have been oversubscribed in all year groups ever since, now serving over 800 young people from Kent, Medway and South-East London. We are a pioneering Academy and are looking for like-minded, ambitious people who can make great things happen for the young people in our community.

We aim to develop learners who are not only confident, thoughtful readers, writers and speakers, but who are also interested, independent thinkers. The Leigh UTC is a STEM-based provision, but our learners enjoy and value their studies in English, and see the relevance of the subject to the rest of their studies and to their futures.

The Director of Learning for English is a highly experienced practitioner whose passion is supporting people to develop their practice. The department boasts two lead practitioners who raise the quality of teaching across the school. This overwhelming support makes this a great opportunity for an Early Careers Teacher to develop, but anyone with a strong interest in teaching and learning will love the atmosphere in this department!

This permanent position is offered on a full time basis, offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR available for the right candidate for pastoral responsibility.

The Leigh UTC is a very special place to work and pre-application visits or phone calls are both encouraged and welcomed. If you would like to arrange to discuss the role with a member of the team, please contactLinda EvansonLinda.Evans@theleighutc.org.uk

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.

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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.

Applying for the job

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About The Leigh UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
730 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to The Leigh UTC

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

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