About the role: Tree Tops Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and experienced Key Stage 2 Teacher, to join our teaching team from September 2021. We have an incredibly positive and enthusiastic work ethic; all staff are supported and enjoy working within our friendly and collaborative environment. Tree Tops Primary Academy can offer the opportunity to work with amazing, well behaved and motivated children; we are proud to achieve small class sizes which we appreciate is a key advantage for teachers and children alike! We are a school that thrives on team work, recognise the importance of high quality support for the teachers and offer a creative and responsive package of CPD for all staff.
Please note that this position is only suitable for experienced teachers. This is a permanent role offering Main Pay Scale commensurate with experience. We may conduct interviews on a rolling basis, therefore, we strongly encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.
Working for Tree Tops Primary Academy: Tree Tops Primary Academy, located on the outskirts of Maidstone, is set in magnificent grounds with ample space for both outdoor learning and play. Our thriving nursery offers an excellent start for our children’s education. We have separate and spacious facilities for Early Years, KS1 and KS2.
Our academy is a happy, caring and vibrant community. By developing potential, drive and self-esteem, we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, respectful, motivated and successful individual. The academy is well equipped, having its own nursery, library, two halls, kitchens and extensive outdoor areas including outdoor classrooms, a forest school area and a dedicated sports field.
We aim to give every child the very best start to their education through lively and engaging teaching using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum. We want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning active, meaningful and relevant. All staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every class.
We were delighted that in June 2019 Tree Tops was judged as Good with Outstanding Leadership and management and Outstanding for pupils' personal development and welfare.
What are we looking for in you? To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about primary teaching and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an excellent level. We focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our children. As a Trust we feel it is important to be positive, fun and a real team-player.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021. 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.