Teacher of RE

Leigh Academy Blackheath, London, SE3 8SY

3 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance

Teacher of RE job summary

About the role: Leigh Academy Blackheath is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of RE, joining from September 2022. The successful candidates can expect strong support from a highly engaged leadership team and access to extensive CPD opportunities within the academy and across the Trust.

Leigh Academy Blackheath is a place where tradition meets innovation and the potential of staff and students is realised within a nurturing community. Our ideal candidate will be an RE specialist with the ability to motivate and inspire students in this subject area. 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.

This is a permanent, full time role offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience. Our ideal candidate will preferably have IB or A-Level experience.

Our successful candidates will receive:

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;
Working in a school where behaviour is exemplary;
Centralised resources will mean reduced planning;
An experienced and supportive department.​​​​​​​
We’d like to hear from you if you are:

An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge;
Have a high level of teaching experience and delivery of results;
Experienced in teaching IBDP is preferred, but not essential if you have a high level of A-Level subject knowledge;​​​​​​​
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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
RE at Leigh Academy Blackheath is delivered in a way to allow students to see themes and links across religious beliefs and how they have shaped the modern world. Students are encouraged to be reflective and empathetic whilst also developing their critical thinking skills. At Key Stage 4 we deliver Islam and Judaism within the context of modern Britain.

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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

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

Working at Leigh Academy Blackheath:​​​​​​​ We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. 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 collaborates 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 received over 1,000 applications for this September’s 180 Year 7 places, with over 300 first choice preferences. It is an exciting time to be joining our learning community as our

sixth form provision - LABP16, is set to open in September 2023. Building upon our well established IB roots, LABP16 will offer our students the opportunity to study the IB Diploma and IB Career- related programmes.

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).

Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest.

Our recent Challenge Partners review, in June 2021, found us to be ‘Leading’ in all areas with an area of excellence in Digital Strategy.

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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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