Teacher of English Longfield Academy, Longfield, Kent

Job description

About the role: The English Department at Longfield Academy are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated teacher to join their thriving, friendly and collaborative faculty from January 2020 (or Feb/April 2020 depending on the successful candidate’s availability).

We offer the unique opportunity here in that we’re receptive to consider teachers who have secondary teaching experience or a primary trained teacher specifically with Year 6 experience – we require our successful candidate to be fully aware of the challenges with the Key Stage 2 to 3 transition in literacy and this wider curriculum area. Our focus is on developing and pushing all our students to build on the progress they have made in primary school, and with the right appointment we can buck the trend and avoid the ‘literacy dip’.

We want to hear from dynamic individuals able to take the initiative as well as work as part of a well organised and collaborative team. The timetabling for this position will require our successful candidate to teach predominantly Key Stage 3 but this does not preclude the possibility of some KS4 and/or KS5 teaching depending on the experience and skills of the successful candidate.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

Experience teaching this subject area

Employee benefits

Our successful candidate will receive:
• An exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy
• The opportunity to work in state of the art facilities
• A guaranteed professional development offer which will be tailored to individual requirements
• Ongoing networking opportunities throughout the Trust
• A competitive salary

Working at Longfield Academy: Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged as 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form Provision in May 2018 – a well-deserved accolade. Results have increased and we have been recognised as one of the top 10 Kent schools and academies nationally based on our Key Stage 5 value-added score. Longfield Academy is a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. Longfield Academy is a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a large and growing Sixth Form. Longfield Academy has a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly outstanding school.

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. 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 providers and a large teaching school. 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. We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

About Longfield Academy

Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH
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