Teacher of Design & Technology
Longfield Academy

Job reference: 001230

Location: Longfield Academy

Closing date: 05/04/2018

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: Not specified

Longfield Academy have a great opportunity for a talented and committed Teacher of Design & Technology to join our department from Easter 2018.  The position is ideal for a teacher who is knowledgeable of and prepared to teach across the range of Technology disciplines, including Construction and Product Design. We welcome applications from candidates who want to join a forward thinking and supportive team of professionals, offering fantastic resources and facilities.  

We know that being a teacher can be both rewarding and challenging in equal measures and you probably love inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  At Longfield Academy we give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.  Please consult the teaching Job Description for more information. 

Working at the Academy:  In June 2014 Longfield Academy was judged by Ofsted as a 'Good' school in all categories. Our Academy is a friendly and calm environment where relationship building pays huge dividends. The Academy has a beautiful, £26m learning environment which includes a specialist ASD provision, state of the art technology and sports facilities. We are consistently heavily over-subscribed and have a large and growing Sixth Form.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the Academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools’ in the local area.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  

What are we looking for in you:  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher (applications from those who will be NQTs are welcome) who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently well. 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 an Academy 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.  

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.