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Teacher of English

Teacher of Business Studies
  • Full Time
  • Dartford
  • 27/05/2024

The Leigh Academy

Green Street
Dartford
DA1 1RB
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance
Job Summary: The Leigh Academy has a great opportunity to appoint a talented and inspiring Teacher of English who will join us from September 2024

The Leigh Academy has a great opportunity to appoint a talented and inspiring Teacher of English who will join us from September 2024, strengthening our already successful department even further. Our successful candidate will be passionate about their subject, committed to academic excellence and have the ability to motivate, support and enthuse students. You will join a well-established department with a friendly, dedicated team who achieves KS4 and KS5 results that are better than the national average! The English team works closely together to ensure a high-quality curriculum is delivered to our students. All staff will receive a Google Chromebook and be supported to take their Google Level 1 qualification. You will also have access to our fantastic library facilities to support any curriculum-related research and the reading needs of both students and staff alike.

This is an exciting chance for a passionate, dedicated, motivated and innovative Teacher of English to join us at The Leigh Academy, based in Dartford. We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, together with a commitment to bringing out the best in every student.

We can be receptive to teachers joining us at varying stages in their career; whether you are a recently qualified teacher or one who has many years teaching experience, we can ensure that you are developed within the department and wider academy.

Our successful candidate will be fully supported by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work. When you join us, you will be supported and developed through our extensive PD programme and given effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance. Working in our school within Leigh Academies Trust provides a wealth of opportunities to include excellent career progression options. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility you will have a range of exciting opportunities to ensure you are improving your craft.

 

Working with us at The Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career. Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning terraces and classrooms built around a daylit winter garden give the academy a unique and special character.

The purpose built academy has the most up-to-date, technologically advanced facilities available. It is divided into four Colleges each containing 400 students aged 11-18 taught by their own staff. Our dedicated and energetic staff make a real difference to the lives of our students. We believe that these smaller schools within the Academy develop deeper relationships and lay stronger foundations for learning which underpin outstanding achievement.

The principles that have taken us on our exciting journey remain: namely, a passion for learning; a commitment to trying new ways to inspire and motivate young minds; and a dedication to helping each student fulfil their potential by encouraging them to explore all that life has to offer. Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.