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Teacher of Media Studies

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

145 Bexley Road
London
SE9 2PT
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance
Job Summary: We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspiring teacher to join our highly regarded and successful Media and Film department.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspiring teacher to join our highly regarded and successful Media and Film department. Our courses at both A level and GCSE follow the Eduqas specification and enjoy a strong track record of success. Our department also delivers the Creative Digital Media BTEC qualification at Level 2, with aspirations to deliver this at Level 3. 

Joining us from September 2024, the ideal candidate will have both the commitment and ability to enthuse and motivate our students to ensure excellent progress is made by all. They will be a dynamic teacher who encourages a love for the subject through both their teaching and their involvement in co-curricular offers. The successful candidate should have a genuine passion for the subject, the ability to be an outstanding Teacher of Media Studies and be committed to raising achievement, raising aspirations and going the extra mile. The successful candidate will have access to a state of the art £500,000 Digital Media Centre. The industry standard equipment and contemporary furniture gives the Centre a very professional feel, providing students with the opportunity to learn in a realistic work related environment. The project to develop a Digital Media Centre has only been made possible by the generosity of sponsorship and donations from The Stationers’ Company.

The Centre is resourced to enable students from across all age and ability ranges to produce their own online media content, printed newspapers and magazines. Officially opened in May 2017, the Stationers’ Digital Media Centre has generated a large amount of excitement across the Academy. Students are working on exciting projects, for example, how to become responsible Digital Citizens; identifying ‘fake news’; and, working in collaboration with Ravensbourne University. In 2019 we were delighted to be announced as the winner in the ‘Best Podcast’ category of the Shine School Media Awards.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an academy where teachers are supported and encouraged to develop their classroom practice through a wide range of development opportunities.

This is a full-time, permanent role offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London allowance.

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About us: Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy (SCWA) is an academy which possesses all the essential ingredients to become a truly exceptional school.

In line with the ethos of all Leigh Academies Trust schools, our commitment to ‘human-scale’ education through a schools-within-schools model ensures every student is recognised and valued. At the heart of SCWA is robust pastoral care, which prioritises strong partnerships with parents and carers.

‘Pupils appreciate the close working relationships that they build with staff through belonging to one of the four small schools’ – OFSTED January 2023

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the IB philosophy is at the heart of our curriculum. We offer the IB Middle Years Programme for Years 7-9, a programme designed to nurture happy, curious, well-rounded, independent, globally aware, and resilient students. Moreover, our students enjoy an extensive range of clubs and activities. We are one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award providers in the South, with hundreds of students achieving Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels every year. Additionally, as one of only six state schools with a Marine Combined Cadet Force (CCF), we offer a unique experience to every pupil. 

‘A rich range of visits and activities are made available to pupils’. – OFSTED January 2023

Our dedicated and skilled team of professionals is key to transforming lives and securing the best outcomes for every student. We provide a wealth of professional development opportunities demonstrating our investment in our staff’s professional growth. 

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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.

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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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates – you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating on any grounds.