About the role: Strood Academy has a rare opportunity to appoint a Teacher of ICT and Computing to join us for the new academic year in September 2019. Our department deliver Computer Science at Key Stage 3, GCSE Computer Science and BTEC Information and Creative Technology at Key Stage 4, and BTEC ICT at Key Stage 5 – a more work-focussed vocational qualification which provides our students with a more ‘real-world’ basis of study. Our successful candidate will join a successful and collaborative team, and you’ll have access to a range of academy-based professional development opportunities as well as a number of opportunities delivered across the wider Trust. Click here to read more about our department.
We welcome interested candidates to consult the Job Description and Person Specification by clicking here which 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.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Strood Academy joined Leigh Academies Trust in January 2017 and as part of this move, we are able to provide our employees in every remit with the opportunity to collaborate with peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust - we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. Our staff-force are expected to undertake regular self-development to continue 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.