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Teacher of Science

Teacher of Science
  • Full Time
  • Rainham
  • 22/04/2024

Leigh Academy Rainham

Otterham Quay Ln,
Gillingham
ME8 8GS
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + R&R bonus
Job Summary: We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Science

We know that exceptional MFL practitioners are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year’s service).

 

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Science who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students across this key curriculum area. You will be joining a very passionate and effective team of 5 teachers and leaders who work collaboratively to implement a digital IB curriculum with carefully planned interdisciplinary links with other departments. To hear more about the team and it’s department from our Head of Department – Science, please click here. The Science team is part of Turing College (STEM subjects) and works closely with all other departments, particularly Maths, PE and Technology to ensure they deliver a highly ambitious, global curriculum with cross-curricular links. It truly is a special place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…click here to find out more from some of our current Science teachers!

We have an impressive Science department with state-of-the-art laboratories which are completely facilitated with all the practical equipment a scientist could dream of! For a quick virtual tour, please click here… 

What we are offering:

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
We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge
Able to maintain a positive growth mindset despite challenges they may face
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
Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject
Committed to accessing the support from the Trust to improve their digital skills in preparation for becoming Level 1 Certified Google Educators 
If you are looking for a new challenge in an exceptional new Academy we look forward to hearing from you!

This is a permanent opportunity offering a MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.

If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk or 01643 412 258.

 

About Leigh Academy Rainham: In September 2021, we opened our doors to the 180 founding students of our co educational comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway. The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. 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. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college 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.

Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that  has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy.  A sense of humour is also essential!