About the role: Strood Academy are seeking to appoint an engaging and passionate Science Teacher to join our highly successful team from August 2018. You’ll be joining a school at an exciting time as the rapid improvements we are making are gaining momentum. As a result of SLT’s focus on improving Teaching & Learning, strong signs of sustainable improvement have already been achieved. Your input is key to ensuring this trend continues. We need your commitment, drive and expertise from the get-go! This role is offered on a one-year maternity contract in the first instance.
What you can expect from us:
- You’ll be working with a strong, purposeful and energetic leadership team whose sole focus is the rapid improvement of Teaching and Learning throughout the school.
- You’ll be part of a rapidly improving Science Department who are proud of the significant advances already evident from our in-year data with the current Year 11s.
- You’ll be joining a diverse team of UK and overseas trained Teacher’s, every one of which has been integral to the improvements already made.
What we’d like from you:
- Prior experience of Teaching Science to between Key Stage 3-5.
- Boundless enthusiasm for your subject, with the ability to inspire learners of all academic abilities. We find that a sense of humour helps us achieve this!
- Resilience is key. Whilst much improvement has been made, there is still a way to go.
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 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.