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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 11:59 am

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject
History
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS

Job summary

JOB OVERVIEW
We have an exciting opportunity for a hardworking, energetic and innovative Teacher of History to join our highly successful team of mutually supportive colleagues whose shared purpose is to inspire and challenge all pupils at Atlantic Academy. The successful candidate will be someone who is able to deliver inspiring and exciting learning experiences to learners embarking on a career in the 21st century/ keen to innovate and inspire history students using innovative methods, experiential learning and multimedia to bring the subject to life.
You will be part of a successful, supportive, well resourced and fully qualified Humanities team and will deliver History lessons across the secondary phase at Atlantic. We encourage best practice through a variety CPD opportunities. The department is led by the Subject Co-ordinator for Humanities with the Deputy Subject Co-ordinator as the Head of History. The successful candidate will be part of a small and successful team . At Atlantic Academy, our History curriculum is compulsory until students finish Year 9. Students are taught by passionate, expert teachers who are committed to securing progress both in terms of academic achievement and global awareness and understanding. We strive to spark a life-long interest in History within our students and our curriculum is full of opportunities for specialist teachers to immerse students in challenging content and literature to enhance all students’ cultural capital as well as their historical knowledge. The department currently follows the AQA GCSE syllabuses with the options of Germany, the Cold War in Asia, Health and the People and Norman England at key stage 4 .
WHY CHOOSE US
Atlantic Academy is an all-through school based in Portland. We offer on-site parking. We are set in a stunning rural location by the sea. We are fortunate to live in a location steeped in History: the Jurassic Coast’s and the many fossils that can be found on our beaches, Portland’s Maritime past and the links from Portland Castle to Henry VIII and the Napoleonic Wars, the strategic importance of Weymouth’s Fleet lagoon to the bouncing bomb and the launching of the D-Day Landings from Weymouth and Portland. Our students have a wonderful opportunity to learn about and from the world on their doorstep. We are looking for a History teacher with a commitment to an exceptionally high quality, knowledge based curriculum who will challenge and inspire a love for History in our students. Students have a genuine love of History, and we have excellent up-take at GCSE. .
This position will provide an exciting and challenging opportunity for an NQT or ambitious practitioner wishing to further develop their career, to build upon the existing track record of success within History and make a real impact on further driving up attainment and progress in humanities

WHAT WE OFFER
● Salary MPS
● Effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance
● Pension Scheme
● Feedback policy NOT marking policy, allowing for whole class feedback, using a visualiser. Saving hours from NOT having to write personalised comments in every exercise book
● Collaborative planning, centralised shared units of work – carved out planning time
● No written end of year reports – data report 3 times per year
● Homework is standardised to Knowledge Organiser – Practice books, and reading. Removing any marking expectations and detentions set and run centrally by SLT
● Expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students. Allowing staff to teach without low level disruption
● Visualiser and mini iPad in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides

● Very clear and transparent sanctions – all detentions centralised and run by SLT each day. Allowing staff to focus on what really matters – the classroom
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
● Delivery of KS3 and 4 level history to mixed ability classes of around 30 students
● Work alongside the head of History to create a stimulating and engaging curriculum
● Formative and summative assessment with bespoke planning to challenge and enthuse every learner
If you believe that this may sound like the school for you would thrive in, are ambitious for all students, then here is information specifically about the vacancy:
YOU WILL HAVE:
● High standards and expectations for learning for all students, irrespective of ability.
● A real passion for History and its importance in the lives of our future politicians, strategists and citizens.
● Qualified to degree level or more in History
● Qualified by PGCE, BEd or equivalent
● Ability to plan, maintain and develop outstanding teaching and learning.
● A high level of ICT skills and experience of using these in the classroom to enhance learning.
● A commitment to all students receiving and outstanding education experience.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity by visiting our career page and school website.
Interviews to take place on Friday 21st May 2021

Applying for the job

Please complete the attached application form and send to: cbutler@atlantic-aspirations.org
or alternatively please visit our website: https://www.atlantic-aspirations.org/

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
769 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01305 820262

About Atlantic Academy Portland

Atlantic Academy Portland

Our Academy

The Academy became Atlantic Academy in September 2017, joining Aspirations Academies Trust. We are quite unique in that we are truly an ‘all through’ Academy, with all years housed within the same school building. This allows for many opportunities and shared planning chances.

At Atlantic we are passionate about excellence in all aspects of a child’s life, giving students the very best start possible. We have high aspirations, and believe students should:
● Believe in themselves
● Be actively engaged in their learning
● See the connection in what they want to become and what they are doing
● Have disruption free learning
● Have access to a challenging academic curriculum offer
● Not dwell on barriers but seek solutions

Work life balance – not burnout

We believe in creating a lifelong career and supporting teachers to achieve this and their own personal ambitions.

For example:
● Feedback policy NOT marking policy, allowing for whole class feedback, using a visualiser. Saving hours from NOT having to write personalised comments in every exercise book
● Collaborative planning, centralised shared units of work – carved out planning time
● No written end of year reports – data report 3 times per year
● Homework is standardised using online platforms and reading. Removing any marking expectations
● The expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students allows staff to teach without low level disruption
● Visualiser in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides
● Clear and transparent sanctions, allowing staff to focus on what really matters – the classroom
● No graded lessons, no high stakes observations. We believe in a coaching approach and ‘leverage leadership’ approach
● No work emails in the evening, weekends, or holidays

Teaching and Learning

We have fortnightly, short CPD sessions, focussing on classroom excellence. Heavily influenced by Doug Lemov’s – Teach like a champion, Rosenshine’s Principles as well as Making Every Lesson Count, amongst many other blogs and research pieces.
We believe the curriculum should include:
A. Development of knowledge: Progress in knowing more and remembering more. The future requires the acquisition and application of a wide range of knowledge.
B. The ability to apply knowledge: Progress in knowledge being applied in more challenging, relevant and more engaging ways.
C. The acquisition of 21st century skills to translate knowledge into actions for success.

Atlantic Academy staff passionately believe in bringing out the best in everyone. Therefore, outstanding teaching and learning is fundamental to all that we do at Atlantic and we have researched what our students need in order to make outstanding progress and have adopted an internationally recognised approach to delivering outstanding lessons, based on academic research. This research in practice can be seen at a macro and micro level in planning and delivery of lessons.
1. Spaced Practice
2. Retrieval
3. Interleaving
4. Dual Coding
5. Concrete examples
6. Elaboration

If you believe that this sounds like the school you would thrive in and are ambitious for all students, then we look forward to hearing from you

School location

Maritime House, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA

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