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  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Suitable for early career teachers
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience

Job summary

Your chance to be part of a brand new academy! We very recently opened our doors to our founding Year 7 students in September 2021 and we now have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Teacher of English, starting in September 2022.

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English who can deliver high quality learning opportunities for our students across this key curriculum area. Applications are welcomed from both experienced and Early Career Teachers (ECTs). As a start-up school this role will grow as our numbers increase, with the possibility of promotion to a curriculum leadership position for the right candidate in the future.

To hear more about joining our brand new academy, please click here.

What we are offering:

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

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge
Able to maintain a positive growth mindset despite challenges they may face
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
Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject
Committed to accessing the support from the Trust to improve their digital skills in preparation for becoming Level 1 Certified Google Educators
If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on holly.neve@latrust.org.uk or 01643 412 263.

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 by clicking here. T&C's apply.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
Up to 1150 pupils
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01634412200

About Leigh Academy Rainham

About Leigh Academy Rainham: In September 2021, we opened our doors to the 180 founding students of our co educational comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway. The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. 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. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college 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.

Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy. A sense of humour is also essential!

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 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.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

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

Otterham Quay Lane, Gillingham, ME8 8GS

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