• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    7 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Main pay scale

Job summary

Join an inspirational team of humanities teachers to develop and strengthen the faculty further. This is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious, tenacious and well-qualified teachers to develop pedagogy within the subject area.

Do you want to work with resilient, eager students aged 11 to 19? Are you able to help young people develop academic and personal skills swiftly? Would you value the opportunity to work in a modern, vibrant town with an historic heart? If the answer is yes, a position of employment at Tamworth Sixth Form/Landau Forte Academy QEMS is for you.

*Key information
• Hours: 40.75
• Weeks: 52
• Contract: Full time, permanent
• Start date: September 2021
• Salary: Main pay scale
• Closing Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

*What we can offer you
• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

*Person specification
• A graduate, with qualified teacher status;
• A well-qualified teacher in Humanities (Geography), with a strong teaching record or an outstanding newly or recently qualified teacher;
• Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment;
• Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of Humanities in the development of young people and of the place of Humanities within the wider curriculum
• An interest in the latest developments in Humanities teaching;
• Excellent relationships with students and parents;
• Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning;
• High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination;
• Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching and learning.

*Job description
• Ensure that teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of learners, impacting positively upon student attainment and achievement; that it fulfils as appropriate the demands and requirements of the published Academy curriculum maps, tutor guides and student guides, and external examination syllabuses.
• Provide overall direction for student learning within your remit, ensuring that provision is made for students of all abilities; that they are effectively taught and that learning and achievement are evident. Work with other staff in contributing to the total learning of students, including extension and enrichment activities.
• Follow the principles of the Academy's curriculum planning and development framework in preparing, delivering and developing, with others (staff and partners from industry and commerce), aspects of the curriculum.
• Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect and that they receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
• Ensure the preparation, planning and delivery of the agreed Humanities Department’s learning programmes, utilising flexible approaches to learning including the application of online learning.
• Ensure that appropriate, challenging attainment targets are set and used with all students and monitor their performance in terms of attainment, achievement (both quantifiable value added measures and broader qualitative achievements) and progress in respect of the outcomes from learning programmes and activities.
• Evaluate classes’ levels of attainment and achievement against both Academy targets and nationally recognised benchmarks.
• Monitor the quality and effectiveness of Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning, ensuring that the marking, assessment, recording and reporting processes are both effective and compliant with Academy policies.
• Ensure that Academy policies in relation to effective learning, student rewards and managing behaviour are successfully implemented to ensure that curriculum team members secure a well-ordered and disciplined teaching and learning environment.
• Operate as a learning tutor and, unless responsible for a Division of the Academy or other specified responsibilities, as a Personal Tutor.
• Ensure that learning methods are current and professional development is actively sought to further enhance pedagogy and practice, as well as subject knowledge.

*Landau Forte Academy QEMS and Tamworth Sixth Form
Landau Forte Academy QEMS joined the Landau Forte Charitable Trust in September 2011 and delivers education to 11-16 year olds. Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form is a purpose-built establishment providing Level 3 courses, both Advanced Level and BTEC, for the whole of Tamworth and beyond. The academies are located on a shared campus, but both operate from their own facilities, with Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form having new bespoke, accommodation, which opened in September 2011, with a new Sports Hall that opened in 2013.

*The local area
Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links.
Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre.
• Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42, junction 10
• Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
• Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

Employee benefits

• A supportive, cohesive, exciting and vibrant working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students and staff
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

Applying for the job

https://lfct.org.uk/vacancy/teacher-of-geography/

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
769 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
recruitment@lfct.org.uk

About Landau Forte Academy, QEMS

Landau Forte Academy QEMS joined the Landau Forte Charitable Trust in September 2011 and delivers education to 11-16 year olds. Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form is a purpose-built establishment providing Level 3 courses, both Advanced Level and BTEC, for the whole of Tamworth and beyond. The academies are located on a shared campus, but both operate from their own facilities, with Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form having new bespoke, accommodation, which opened in September 2011, with a new Sports Hall that opened in 2013.

School location

Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AH

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