Lead Practitioner for English
Ebbsfleet Academy

Job reference: 003893

Location: Ebbsfleet Academy

Closing date: 31/10/2021

Salary: Up to £50k (Leadership Scale), commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: January 2022

We are looking for a Lead Practitioner of English for January 2022 and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about English and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.  

This is an exciting opportunity to be joining this creative and vibrant department, which consists of early years teachers, including Teach First, to some very experienced practitioners of English. The team pride themselves in using Philosophy for Children (P4C) to challenge learners to develop their thinking and communication skills. English is firmly placed as one of our leading departments for it's strong curriculum intent and implementation. You will be joining a department which is leading the way with teaching and learning.  

It is a fantastic time to be joining the team. You would join a hardworking and passionate team of staff, in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour, alongside an outstanding climate of care, encouragement and reward. Our parents are supportive and ambitious for their children, and our reputation in the local area has grown. The academy is an increasingly popular school in the rapidly growing Ebbsfleet Garden City community.

We want our students to leave school as well-rounded, confident young people, with an awareness of the wider world, and a desire and ambition to play an active part in it, all of which is encapsulated in The Ebbsfleet Academy’s motto – Be Ready, Work Hard, Be Nice!

Please click here for the full Candidate Briefing Pack.

About Ebbsfleet Academy: ​​​​​​​We are a dynamic and successful 11-18 academy serving the local community. We have students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to the richness of our school population.

Our curriculum is based around the needs of our students and consists of a rich blend of academic and vocational qualifications, all supported by fantastic learning resources

We are extremely proud of our record to date, of our constantly improving results and of our 'Good' Ofsted outcome (October 2019). We have a clear commitment to the highest of expectations and achievement for all, with an excellent team of committed staff and outstanding facilities.

Our ambition is to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential, develop as courteous, confident and capable young people and leave with an education that has fully equipped them to go on to university or the career of their choice.

Application process

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidates and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to make contact with Gurjit Kaur Shergill (Principal), which can be scheduled by contacting Karen Hugill (Head of Administration), on hugillk@theebbsfleetacademy.kent.sch.uk or 01322 623100.​​​​​​​

Queries: If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on holly.neve@latrust.org.uk or 01634 412 263.​​​​​​​

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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