Are you a Media Teacher who is open to starting in a new role for September 2019? Strood Academy has a rare and really exciting opportunity to appoint a teacher who'll work within our highly collaborative and dynamic team to deliver this subject. Media is thriving at Strood Academy; we have a cohort of over 180 students in Key Stage 4 and 30 A-Level students who we see flourish year on year when being taught by a passionate and engaging teacher. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you!
Get to know our department…
- Key texts studies for GCSE are Spectre, The Sun, GQ, Archers, Pokémon Go, Luther and pop music artists like Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.
- Key texts for A Level include The Daily Mirror, The Bridge, Vogue, Attitude magazine and Assassin's Creed
- Our exam board for both KS4 and KS5 is Eduqas
- We have excellent ICT facilities with access to design software
- We have camera equipment, an extensive library of broadcast media available and are planning to expand the Media department with the introduction of IB Film in 2019
- For trips, we have a local cinema and attend the Medway media conference each year, plus we've had trips to Comic-Con in London and are looking at organising trips to the BFI this year. In the past, we've had workshops from external visitors, including a local newsreader
- Our successful candidate will be teaching mostly KS5 but with some Year 10 and Year 11
The main message we’d like potential candidates to take away from this advert is the genuine collaboration and dynamism we have in our department. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge of our team and utilise the great support offered by our Subject Leader!
This role is offered on a maternity cover basis, part-time 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays). The job description for this role is in line with the National Teaching Standards.
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 value is “Building ambition; inspiring pride” and our purpose at Strood Academy is to:
- nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy;
- shape leaders within a global community;
- develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and;
- help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens.
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.
Our successful candidate will receive:
• An exciting role in a successful academy
• State of the art facilities
• A guaranteed CPD offer which will be tailored to individual requirements
• Ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout the MAT
• A competitive salary
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Strood Academy joined Leigh Academies Trust in January 2017 and as part of this planned move, our employees now 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.