4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Humanities

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the ever growing popularity of Humanities subjects of history, geography, and RE, and excellent outcomes we are growing our Humanities department. Weare now recruiting for aTeacher of Humanitiesto join our thriving academy from September 2024.For the successful candidate we can offer the opportunity to join a collaborative team and wider Trust with highly experienced teachers and leaders working in the department. We have excellent grades across the subjects and year groups, but there is always room for progress of which our successful candidate will play a pivotal part in. We are looking for an inspirational, energetic and reflective individual who is passionate about developing excellent levels of attainment and achievement across the board.We provide a supportive student experience and work closely with other departments and pastoral teams to ensure an enjoyable education for all learners.

Please note that part time applications can also be considered for this role.

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

  • An excellent teacher with an outstanding record
  • An ECT looking to develop further in an established department
  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school
  • Confident and aspire to senior leadership
  • Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school

The Leigh Academy prides itself on being able to offer the following to our successful candidate:

  • Whole class feedback utilised to reduce workload
  • One-to-one Chromebookfor every student
  • 2 p.mfinish for students every Wednesday to allow for dedicated professional development time
  • Access to many trust benefitsincluding membership to the National College, bespoke PD opportunitiesand cross-trust collaboration

What the school offers its staff

Working with us at The Leigh Academy:The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career. As the flagship academy of Leigh Academies Trust we have an inspirational building hosting modern technology and great facilities. We ensure that our students are prepared both academically and socially for their futures. We ensure that students’ talents and interests are nurtured through our broad and balanced curriculum, in particular through the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7, 8 and 9, having been accredited as an IB World School in December 2020 for our Key Stage 3 curriculum, and previously in 2017 for our International Baccalaureate Careers Pathway in Key Stage 5, which sits alongside our offer of A Levels and BTECS. We take pride in being the first school in the UK to have been awarded The Healthy Minds School kite mark, in recognition of successful involvement in the Healthy Minds curriculum delivery, demonstrating a commitment to the personal development of students and staff.

We strive for excellence in all that we do whilst ‘Opening minds to Success’. This is reflected in our dedicated staff and our consistent approach to teaching and learning to ensure all of our students are happy, successful and resilient to the challenges they face. Our intention is to work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure that students of all abilities, interests and talents are given every opportunity to be part of our inspiring, challenging and supportive community. We work hard to ensure all staff are supported in their current and next stage of their career journey, ensuring staff are able to access NPQ courses and other further training opportunities within the Leigh Academies Trust and externally.

Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.

Pleaseclick hereto view our website and learn more about The LeighAcademy.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31geographically organised academies (15secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North 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.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

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 benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Apply for the job by following the link below

Visas cannot be sponsored.
More on how to apply (opens in new tab)

Upload additional documents

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

About The Leigh Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1359 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to The Leigh Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Isabelle.cochrane@LATrust.org.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Teacher of Geography

Wilmington Academy

Common Lane, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7DR

Early Career Teacher (ECT) - London

Ark Schools

1 Nicholas Road, London, W11 4AN

Humanities Teacher

Oasis Academy Enfield

Kinetic Crescent, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 7XH

Primary trained - Secondary School Special Needs Teacher

Broomhill Bank School

Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TB

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Kent and Medway