Teacher of Design & Technology

  • Full Time
  • Swanscombe
  • 20/05/2024

Ebbsfleet Academy

Southfleet Road
DA10 0BZ
Scale: MPS/UPS based on experience + London Fringe Allowance + TLR available for the right candidate
Job Summary: Join us in instilling core values that transcend the classroom, laying the groundwork for success in every aspect of school life and beyond.

Are you passionate about equipping young minds with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world? At Ebbsfleet Academy, we believe in nurturing well-rounded global citizens through a robust curriculum that fosters growth and development at every stage.

As a Teacher of Design and Technology, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the educational journey of our students. Our KS3 curriculum is meticulously planned to cater to individual needs while providing a comprehensive foundation for KS4 and KS5 studies. We prioritise digital literacy, ensuring our students are equipped with essential skills to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and independence.

At Ebbsfleet Academy, interdisciplinary connections are celebrated. Through collaborative projects with subjects like English, Maths, Science, and Geography, students develop vital literacy and numeracy skills enhanced by digital technology. Our goal? To empower young learners to become adept readers, writers, and speakers, equipped with the analytical prowess demanded by today’s competitive world.

In our dynamic Art, Design & Technology department, you’ll find a vibrant mix of subject areas spanning across all key stages:

🎨 KS3: Art, Computer Science, Food Technology, Product Design, and Textiles

🖥️ KS4: Art, Craft and Design, Computer Science, Design Technology, Food and Nutrition, Textiles Design, and Three-Dimensional Design

📚 KS5: Computer Science, Art & Design – Textiles Design, and Three-Dimensional Design

Join us in instilling core values that transcend the classroom, laying the groundwork for success in every aspect of school life and beyond. If you’re ready to inspire, challenge, and empower the next generation, we want you on our team. Apply now and embark on a fulfilling journey with Ebbsfleet Academy!

This is a fixed term, full-time position, offering MPS/UPS – based on experience + London Fringe Allowance. Please be aware that there is a possibility for a TLR for an exceptional candidate.

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 April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. 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.