Teacher of Humanities

The Leigh UTC, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF

9 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    30 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

Teacher of Humanities job summary

Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successful appointment being made before 31st May 2022.

About the role: ​​​​​​​The Leigh UTC is looking for an exceptional and inspiring Teacher of Humanities who is confident in
their classroom practice and will work hard to contribute to a young and enthusiastic Humanities department.

The successful candidate will be a confident practitioner at KS3 of all Humanities subjects. Experience in Geography is
preferable but a willingness to develop and contribute to a growing department is essential. The successful candidate
will have the opportunity to shape an engaging and challenging curriculum as we continue on our journey to produce
an exceptional curriculum that serves the pupils in our community. There are significant opportunities for
development within the department, the school and the Trust and they will be supported by an established, friendly
and hard working team.

We are looking for a teacher who can set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils. As a part of
this they will promote good progress and outcomes for pupils therefore will demonstrate that they can plan and
teach well structured lessons and importantly promote a love of learning and be able to spark children’s curiosity. We
expect that teachers take time to build positive relationships with their pupils so they can adapt their teaching to the
strengths and needs of the pupils in their charge. This person should make accurate and productive use of
assessment both formative and summative and be able to ensure effective feedback is given and acted upon.

Applications from exceptional Early Career Teachers (ETCs) are welcome, as are applications from more experienced
teachers. If you have any questions please contact Tom Hicks (Head of Department) on thomas.hicks@theleighutc.org.uk.

​​​​​​​The Leigh UTC 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.

​​​​​​​Limited time only! Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £300 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

Working with us: ​​​​​​​Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities originally for Key Stage 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant academic and work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future destinations. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that are emphasised by our STEM rich curriculum and relationships with local and national employers..

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About The Leigh UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
630 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in England to do this. Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong international links. Having IB Status has enabled us to further develop the mid-years programme (MYP) for our Key Stage 3 students and thus providing a joined-up pathway from ages 11 to 19. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Our key successes and features that our successful candidate can be part of are as follows;

The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.
Pupils, including the disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, catch up from previous underachievement and make strong progress in a range of subjects and disciplines
Application to learning is often exemplary.
The Leigh UTC makes a real difference for its pupils and surrounding area. Pupils become motivated to find and follow their passions. They leave well equipped to succeed in engineering and related technical and design careers and contribute to the economy.
The Principal, with his leaders and staff team, model a high-quality working environment. This rubs off on pupils, who value the supportive ethos, work-like atmosphere.
Our student destinations since opening reflect the value of a UTC education, with the vast majority going into STEM careers and no NEETs
​​​​​​​For more information about our academy, please click here.​​​​​​​

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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 range of benefits available to all LAT staff. ​​​​​​​

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.

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