Lead Practitioner - Modern Foreign Languages
The Halley Academy

Job reference: 002742

Location: The Halley Academy

Closing date: 20/04/2020

Salary: MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance + TLR commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2020

Are you looking for a new adventure whilst continuing to specialise within your subject area?  The Halley Academy is determined to deliver teaching excellence and we now have an opportunity to appoint a Lead Practitioner of Modern Foreign Languages.  Our successful candidate will join us from September 2020 and will be able to deliver French, Spanish and/or German.  This position provides the team with greater capacity to continue their success. 


The overarching purpose of the role of Lead Practitioner will be to raise standards and develop teaching and learning, ensuring that the aims of the academy are effectively translated into high quality classroom practice both within the subject and in general.  The remuneration associated with this role is a TLR which will be commensurate with the experience and visions that you can bring


We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships between pupils and teachers and our strong ethos of sharing successes and celebrating achievement.  We require an ambitious, determined and committed individual to ensure our pupils achieve at the very highest levels.  The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring quality first curriculum provision that will ensure rapid progression, challenge and enjoyment for all pupils.  We are looking for an inspirational middle leader with enthusiasm, vision and excellent interpersonal skills.  For more information, please consult the Job Description and Person Specification by clicking here


Working with The Halley Academy: The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s.  We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in early 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.


The Halley is a vibrant academy on an exciting journey of rapid improvement.  We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Post 16 and the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3. We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.


Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of January 2020, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-21.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 


As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.


We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.


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.


Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19:  Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary.  If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk.

 

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