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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    9 February 2024 at 8:13am

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Social sciences

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our successful candidate will be able:

  • To teach Social Science lessons to groups of students of all abilities across the school.
  • To ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives and delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies.
  • To take into account the differing ability of students and differentiate work accordingly.
  • To encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.
  • To encourage and foster intellectual curiosity.
  • To deal with inappropriate behaviour quickly and effectively according to the school behaviour policy.
  • To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students.
  • To set appropriate tasks and challenges for homework according to the published timetable, and ensure that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.
  • To keep careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy.
  • To ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom, which is changed frequently.
  • To attend scheduled meetings in the Humanities Department and school
  • To work with colleagues in the Humanities Department to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual students and to the aims and objectives.

What are we looking for in you?

The Teacher of Social Sciences role is critical to the success of the Academy in developing into a centre of educational excellence. It is the responsibility of all teachers to contribute to creative and expansive schemes of work and deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities to students of all abilities, thereby improving student outcomes in all key stages in this vitally important subject area.


What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate 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;

This is a permanent, part-time (3 days minimum) position offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.

Further details about the role

Strood Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Social Sciences from Easter 2024 (or earlier dependent on availability).We are seeking to appoint an inspiring teacher who will play a pivotal role in the progress and drive of this department. You’ll be joining the school at an exciting time as the rapid improvements we are making are gaining momentum. Whether you are at the very start of your teaching career or an experienced practitioner, we can offer tailored CPD and opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust in due course to suit you.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to teach Social and Cultural Anthropology(IB), Psychology (IB) and Health and Social Care (BTEC). Experience delivering Criminology (Eduqas) and Law (BTEC) would be desirable.Training can be delivered, where necessary, to upskill our successful candidate in the delivery of theIB programmes.

Please note, it would also be desirable for our successful candidate to have experience in teaching Health and Social Care as an additional subject.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31geographically organised academies (15secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. 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.

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.


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 Strood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1273 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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