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Teacher of Design and Technology

  • Full Time
  • Greenwich
  • 22/04/2024

Leigh Academy Blackheath

Old Dover Rd,
London
SE3 8SY
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance
Job Summary: We have a vacancy for a Teacher of Design and Technology

Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) is a co-educational 11-19 Outstanding comprehensive school, located in Blackheath, Royal Borough of Greenwich.  LAB is also an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering the highly regarded Middle Years Programme at KS3, and will open its new P16 provision – LAB16, in September 2023.

‘Pupils behave exceptionally well. Classrooms are calm places where pupils can focus on their learning’ – OFSTED December 2022

We believe that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. If you are as passionate about achieving this as we are, and have the drive and determination to ensure all students realise their full potential, we invite you to join our team.

‘Staff are proud to work at this school where everyone’s contribution is valued’ – OFSTED December 2022.

‘Leaders provide excellent development opportunities for all staff. They are conscious of staff workload and well-being’ – OFSTED December 2022

We have a vacancy for a Teacher of Design and Technology who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area. Applications are welcomed from both early career teachers and experienced teachers as we can offer fantastic professional development at every stage of a teacher’s career.

Our successful candidates will receive:

A salary commensurate with the profile of the post;
Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities;
The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation;
The opportunity to work in a school where behaviour is exemplary;
Centralised resources and the reduced planning this creates;
An experienced and supportive department.
We’d like to hear from you if you are:

An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge;
Have a high level of KS4 and KS5 teaching experience and delivery of results;
Experience in teaching the IBMYP is preferred, but not essential;
Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships;
Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential;
Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude;
Confident and has strong career aspirations;
Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the academy.

 

We believe that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education: delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our commitment to maximising the potential of every child, teaching them the skills they need to be successful and nurturing a desire to be a lifelong learner, will prepare them for whichever career path they choose to follow.  

At Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB), we believe that successful curriculum design begins with identifying which knowledge is felt to be of greatest value to students, within each subject, as they progress throughout the education system and into the world of work. 

Said knowledge is then specified in detail and sequenced in the order that maximises retention in students’ long-term memory, so that they may apply this confidently and skilfully in ways recognised as valuable by each subject. 

 

 

Working at Leigh Academy Blackheath: We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our mission is to ensure all our students develop into powerful citizens of the digital future on both a national and global scale.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family collaborates to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in ‘human-scale’ education, delivered through a schools-within-schools model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Since opening in September 2018, Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) has established itself as the local community’s preferred choice for their child’s secondary education. We received  over 1,000 applications for this September’s 180 Year 7 places, with over 300 first choice preferences. It is an exciting time to be joining our learning community as our sixth form provision – LABP16, is set to open in September 2023. Building upon our well established IB roots, LABP16 will offer our students the opportunity to study the IB Diploma and IB Career- related programmes.

At LAB, everything we do is built upon our core values of: Respect, Integrity, Ambition, Scholarship and Resilience. We are a strong team and work hard together to ensure every student realises their full potential. Staff have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities both within the academy and across Leigh Academies Trust (LAT).

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.

Our recent Challenge Partners review, in June 2021, found us to be ‘Leading’ in all areas with an area of excellence in Digital Strategy.