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Teacher of PE & Drama

Ebbsfleet Academy,

Southfleet Rd,
Kent
DA10 0BZ
Scale: MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance
Job Summary: Ebbsfleet Academy is seeking to recruit an experienced Teacher of PE & Drama

Ebbsfleet Academy is seeking to recruit an experienced Teacher of PE & Drama who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area from September 2024. The department is comprised of experienced, enthusiastic and engaging teachers. You would be joining a friendly, professional team who are passionate about their subject and committed to academic excellence. The department is heavily committed to extra-curricular activities which help to promote the subject to its current successful position.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships;
Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential;
Confident and has strong career aspirations;
Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy;
Confident in delivering lessons with strong knowledge of the curriculum;
Engaged in evidence-informed pedagogy and relentlessly focused on improving their own practice;
Passionate about their own personal leadership and subject knowledge.
For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Ebbsfleet Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.

Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

This role is a permanent, part time opportunity working 2 days per week. This is also offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a ‘thank you’. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C’s apply.

Working with us: Ebbsfleet Academy is a ‘good’ school.  We are 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 2023, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North 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. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

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 benefits available to all LAT employees from day one. 

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.