13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + SEN1

Additional allowances

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + SEN1

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please be aware that this role is based at theBearsted College

Snowfields Academy has a truly fantastic opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Science, joining us from September 2024. This is an exciting and rare chance to join our Bearsted campus and play a pivotal role in its success and development, laying the path for future years. Our successful candidate will be an experienced teacher keen to work in our ASD setting who can make a real impact on the students in our care.

As students transition into Key Stage 4 their respective levels help to inform a discussion regarding which pathway they enter for English, Maths and Science. We have 2 pathways; Curiosity pathway and Spirit pathway, (named after Mars Rovers!) Curiosity pathway follows and works towards a GCSE qualification, whilst Spirit pathway works towards Functional Skills (Level 1 & Level 2). Therefore, a Science practitioner who is confident in delivering this subject at GCSE level would be desirable.

Our teaching staff at Snowfields Academy will provide outstanding educational opportunities for all of our pupils in order to ensure every student reaches their full potential. We are looking for outstanding practitioners who are creative and imaginative teachers with the ability to plan highly effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students. Excellent classroom management skills and high expectations of all pupils are essential as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum and new assessment framework. As a specialist ASD provision we will be looking for experienced mainstream teachers who have a real passion for meeting the complex and holistic needs of young people with ASD. Experience in an ASD/SEN is desirable.

We offer an exceptional learning environment designed and resourced to meet the needs of our learners who all have an EHCP with ASD as their primary need. You would join a highly experienced and passionate department of science teachers with a supportive and inspiring Director of Learning who is head of the department. All of our students have their own devices so there is plenty of opportunity for blended teaching and learning.

We are looking for teachers who:

  • Are graduates with QTS
  • Have evidence of outstanding practice with students with additional needs and ASD
  • Are an expert teacher within their subject specialism
  • Ideally, you will have worked within an SEN setting or with discrete ASD groups of students in a mainstream environment
  • Have the highest expectations of pupils and themselves with a desire to professionally develop
  • Are enthusiastic, flexible, imaginative and forward thinking
  • Have the ability to nurture, inspire, motivate and engage students with ASD to achieve and succeed
  • Are able to form positive relationships with students, staff, parents and governor
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

What the school offers its staff

In return, our successful candidates will receive:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy
  • A school community committed to nurturing young people with ASD alongside raising achievement and attainment
  • A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities, purpose built for students with ASD
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team dedicated to exceptional outcomes within a happy environment which nurtures and supports all staff and students

This is a permanent opportunity offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + SEN 1. For those interested in visiting the academy, please contact talent@latrust.org.uk in the first instance.

Further details about the role

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. 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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating 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.

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About Snowfields Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
School size
175 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to Snowfields Academy

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

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