Teacher of Geography

Wilmington Academy, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7DR

7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter 2023

  • Closing date

    12 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, 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

Wilmington Academy are seeking to appoint a talented and inspiring Teacher of Geography who will join us from Easter 2023, or earlier dependent on the successful candidates availability. Our newly appointed candidate will have the ability to teach Geography and will also have the opportunity to teach other humanities subjects at Key Stage 3. To find out more about this learning area, please click here.

Geography is a popular subject and the numbers at KS5 are growing. You will be supported by an established, friendly and supportive team. Applications from Early Career Teachers (ETCs) are welcome as are applications from more experienced teachers; we can offer a fantastic range of professional development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust. Wilmington Academy is an IB World School. Training can be delivered, where necessary, to upskill our successful candidate in the delivery of the MYP and IB programmes.

This is a full-time, permanent position and the salary offered is MPS/UPScommensurate with experience + London FringeAllowance. For the right candidate, we are able to offer a TLR/ADA for additional responsibilities.

If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Advisor) onholly.neve@latrust.org.ukor01643 412 263.

"It gives me great pleasure to share that Her Majesty’s Inspector and team believed there is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if a section 5 inspection were to be conducted. Therefore, Wilmington Academy will receive a section 5 inspection; usually this is within one to two years of the date of the section 8 inspection."-Mr M Gore, Principal. To read the full Ofsted report, please click here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What the school offers its staff

Working with us: Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010. The Academy is very successful, where students from a wide variety of backgrounds and starting points can flourish and succeed. Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs and aspirations of all our young people and we have an extensive programme of enrichment and support that provides extra opportunities for personal development and growth. We are housed in state of the art buildings in a semi-rural location just outside of Dartford. Rated by OfSTED as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management, Wilmington offers a calm and purposeful learning environment where students can flourish and succeed.

In September 2017 we became an International Baccalaureate World School and offer the IB Career-related Programme in key stage 5. In July 2020 we were successfully authorised to deliver the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3, to ensure we provide our students with a truly world class education. Value added puts it in the top band for similar schools nationally in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and examination outcomes are among the best of non-selective schools in Kent.

Academic excellence, hard work and good manners are expected of all our students. International- mindedness, cultural understanding and an appreciation of the benefits diversity can bring are at the heart of what we believe. Our success is achieved through teamwork. Subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas to achieve the very best outcomes for our students. We support the Trust model of small schools within a school, so that no student is left behind. Vertical tutor groups, an excellent pastoral programme underpinned by a strong moral purpose, helps students to develop into responsible, well-educated young adults who are ready to take their next steps in life.

Further details about the role

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.

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.

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About Wilmington Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1355 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01634412200

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