Teacher of Science

Snowfields Academy, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5GA

6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience

Teacher of Science job summary

We know that exceptional Science/ SEN Teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).

About the role: Snowfields Academy has a truly fantastic opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Science, joining us from September 2022. This is an exciting and rare chance to join our new Cranbrook campus and play a pivotal role in its success and development, laying the path for future years. Our successful candidate could either be an ECT keen to join a highly supportive team that will support you to thrive as a teacher, or a more experienced teacher keen to work in our ASD setting who can make a real impact to the students in our care.

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 teachers who have a real passion for, and understanding of, meeting the complex and holistic needs of young people with ASD.

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

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. For those interested in visiting the academy, please contact talent@latrust.org.uk in the first instance. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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About Snowfields Academy

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

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 in Bearsted as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. From 2022 we will open an additional Campus at Cranbrook. When full we will offer 240 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose-designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.​​​​​​​

At Snowfields Academy we:

Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3

Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential

Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn

Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity

Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals

Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties

Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do

Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.

Snowfields Academy Student & Staff Charter:

Work Hard

Be Kind

Communicate

Stay Safe

Be Happy​​​​​​

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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