Teacher of Art/Design and Technology
Ebbsfleet Academy

Job reference: 004830

Location: Ebbsfleet Academy

Closing date: 30/05/2022

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2022

Please note that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successful appointment being made before 31st May 2022.

About the role: Ebbsfleet Academy has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of Art/Design and Technology to join our highly experienced and successful department from September 2022. We are seeking applications from outstanding teachers with integrity, imagination and energy for this position. Our aim is to provide a knowledge rich education underpinned by our core values whilst preparing the next generation for an evolving digital world.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a teacher who really wants to make a difference to the lives of young people and be part of a department that is continually evolving and a team who are committed to providing all students with the best opportunities to make great progress and to inspire a love of creativity. If you are a driven and dedicated practitioner who is eager to grow and learn, by building effective relationships and instilling in students a love of Art/Design and Technology, then we want to hear from you!

You will be well-supported by a strong team of professionals who always go the extra mile for our young people. We currently offer a KS3-KS5 provision for this subject and are passionate about providing quality teaching to all year groups.

You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students. Your relentless drive will ensure our students gain the best possible outcomes. Applications are warmly invited from both Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and experienced professionals.

We place great passion on staff well-being and development, at all levels with an extensive programme of professional development, offering a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond the trust. We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child has access to the best possible education.​​​​​​​

Our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • A subject relevant degree 
  • PGCE/QTS or equivalent 
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Curriculum for KS3 and KS4 and of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students' work.
  • The ability and drive to teach across the department’s specialisms at KS3 – DT; Art; Textiles and Food Technology.
  • A very good level of subject knowledge, including A Level (desirable but not essential) and sound practical skills. 
  • Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning.
  • The ability to implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
  • The ability to create a motivating and safe learning environment for all students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies.
  • The ability to reflect on your own practice and welcome professional development
  • An understanding of the importance of high expectations and equality of access for all students.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain positive relationships with all staff  
  • A good level of ICT skills.
  • A good understanding of CAD/CAM and how to use – 2D Design; 3D Printer (desirable); Photoshop (desirable) and Laser Cutter.
  • The ability to communicate positively with parents, carers and other external agencies where necessary  
  • Excellent time management skills in order to lead and manage their own work effectively.

This is a full-time, permanent position and the salary offered is MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance.

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Working with us: ​​​​​Ebbsfleet Academy is a dynamic and successful 11-18 Academy serving the local community. We have students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to the richness of our school population. 

At Ebbsfleet Academy our aim is to get the best out of every student; excellence in teaching and learning is therefore at the heart of our work. Our vision is based on three core values: ‘Be Ready, Work Hard, Be Nice’. In working towards instilling these values in our students, we strive to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for all. Our curriculum is based around the needs of our students and consists of a rich blend of academic and vocational qualifications, all supported by fantastic learning resources including outstanding sports facilities, as well as modern, generously equipped classrooms, workshops and laboratories. All areas are served by excellent ICT facilities. Working together, in partnership with all stakeholders but especially parents and carers, we are creating a dynamic and innovative learning institution. 

Our ambition is to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential, develop as courteous, confident and capable young people and leave with an education that has fully equipped them to go on to university or the career of their choice. Ebbsfleet Academy is proud to be a community school. As such we can cater specifically for the learning styles and social needs of our learners. Our curriculum allows students to develop socially, behaviourally and academically at their own pace and in their own unique ways. This reflects positively in our results. 

Exam results are only one measure of success. We foster students’ wider interests and skills through a varied programme of extracurricular activities and student leadership opportunities, all of which are essential to nurturing potential outside the classroom. We have high expectations of everyone in our school. Our provision includes extension for the most able, as well as targeted support and intervention, to ensure all students achieve to the best of their ability and that they leave Ebbsfleet Academy equipped with the skills needed to excel in today’s world. By working in partnership with all stakeholders, especially parents and carers, we have created a dynamic and innovative learning environment. 

As a proud member of Leigh Academies Trust, our leaders also benefit from wider collaboration across a community of highly successful leaders, with continued investment in staff a core value of the Trust and our academy.

Click here to view our website and learn more about Ebbsfleet Academy.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. 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.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff. 

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

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.