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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Languages

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Leigh Academy Blackheath is seeking to appoint a full time Teacher of Language Acquisition, joining us from September 2024. We are looking for an exceptional teacher who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area. Applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified teachers as we can offer fantastic professional development at every stage of a teacher’s career. We believe that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education: delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our commitment to maximising the potential of every child, teaching them the skills they need to be successful and nurturing a desire to be a lifelong learner, will prepare them for whichever career path they choose to follow. If you want to join a highly successful team who are passionate about research-informed education, and you can inspire learners to go beyond what they are taught and seek what they do not yet know, then we want to hear from you.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • Able to maintain a positive growth mindset despite challenges they may face;
  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships;
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential;
  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude;
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations;
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy;
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject;
  • Confident in delivering lessons with strong knowledge of the Language Acquisition curriculum;
  • Engaged in evidence-informed pedagogy and relentlessly focused on improving their own practice;
  • Passionate about their own personal leadership and subject knowledge.


What the school offers its staff

What we are offering:

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post;
  • Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities;
  • The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation;
  • The opportunity to work in an environment where student behaviour is exemplary and students are respectful and ambitious;
  • The opportunity to contribute to a new, highly rigorous Language Acquisition curriculum which spans across two key stages;
  • The chance to develop your knowledge of both GCSE and the International Baccalaureate Post 16 diploma.

Working at Leigh Academy Blackheath: We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and, already oversubscribed, our new school is a beacon of excellence for secondary education in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our mission is to ensure all our students develop into powerful citizens of the digital future on both a national and global scale.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in ‘human-scale’ education, delivered through a schools-within-schools model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Since opening in September 2018, Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) has established itself as the local community’s preferred choice for their child’s secondary education. We have received over 1,000 applications for this September’s 180 Year 7 places, with more than 300 first choice preferences. It is an exciting time to be joining our learning community. We were also recently judged by Ofsted to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.

At LAB, everything we do is built upon our core values of: Respect, Integrity, Ambition, Scholarship and Resilience. We are a strong team and work hard together to ensure every student realises their full potential. Staff have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities both within the academy and across Leigh Academies Trust (LAT). A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. A sense of humour is essential!

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.

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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

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

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