About the role: The Leigh Academy remains to be one of the highest achieving state comprehensive schools in England and one of the most over-subscribed schools in Kent. To continue this success we are looking for a talented Teacher of Science with capacity to take on Second in Charge responsibility to join us from January 2018 and be part of a team that is truly changing lives and positively transforming the local community. Our successful candidate will quickly become an integral part of our department who have achieved the following successes over recent years;
- 71% of our students attaining C or above in one science
- We achieve above the national average results for triple sciences
Across the department we offer Biology, Physics and Chemistry A Levels at Post 16 level as well as BTEC and Applied Science, and our department have dedicated science labs and team of Science Technicians. For an experienced applicant, we can offer a TLR if this is of interest and will match this closely to your experience and key interests. Our successful teacher will deliver Chemistry and Physics at A Level, and we can offer this role on a part or full time basis for the right person.
Working for the Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The Academy is divided into four Colleges: Brunel, Chaucer, Darwin and Da Vinci - each has their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
Overall, the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic Leadership Team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages in their careers. Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning plazas and classrooms built around a day-lit wintergarden give the academy a unique and special character. It is also an academy that is conscious of its environment as it is brimming with sustainable innovations such as passive cooling, earth tubes and passive ventilation.
We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department not only within The Leigh Academy, but within the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you'll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you. We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity. At The Leigh Academy we aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.
What are we looking for in you? To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an outstanding level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students.
As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages
Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.