Faculty Assistant - Maths
Strood Academy

Job reference: 001471

Location: Strood Academy

Closing date: 25/06/2018

Salary: NJC Scale C Point 17-26 (Actual pro rated salary £14,154 - £18,091 based on experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching Support

Hours per week: 32.5 hours per week

Start Date: Not specified

About the role:  Calling all recent Graduates! Are you confident in your Maths ability?  Do you feel you can support our students in this subject area, building their confidence and enjoyment?  Strood Academy are seeking to appoint an experienced Faculty Assistant for Maths who will be responsible for supporting the work of the Faculty Leader and to provide cover supervision across the academy, working with groups of students and administrative work within the faculty.  This role is ideal for someone who is confident within this subject specialism and who thrives on responsibility as this role is key in the successful operation of the department, and for those considering a career in teaching as this role will provide excellent exposure to a classroom environment.  

The working basis is 32.5 hours per week during Term Time with an extra two weeks during the year. The actual salary, dependent on experience, is between £14,154 - £18,091 which is pro rated from a full time equivalent salary of £18,672 - £23,866.  Please consult the Job Description for a detailed overview of the duties and responsibilities of this role.  Our successful candidate will join us in September 2018, or sooner if available. 

Working for Strood Academy:  Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community.  Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our core values are creativity, collaboration, distinctiveness, respect and sustainability which are embedded and evident in all of our activities.  We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our Academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.  Leigh Academies Trust invite those with the relevant expertise and ambition to join them in supporting a learning institution capable of preparing students for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Strood Academy joined Leigh Academies Trust in January 2017 and as part of this planned move, our employees have the opportunity to collaborate with their 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. 


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