Published
May 24, 2024
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Short Summary
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner - Design & Technology to join our established and successful team from September 2024.
Salary
Leadership scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full-time
Closing Date
June 23, 2024

Description

Please note that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successful appointment being made before 31st May 2024.
We know that exceptional Design & Technology practitioners are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 or £3,000 for the right candidate (The first instalment payable upon joining, and the second payable after 1 year's service).

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner - Design & Technology to join our established and successful team from September 2024. Design & Technology at SCWA is exceptionally popular. We offer a variety of courses that equip students with practical skills and innovative thinking. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping and enhancing the design and technology curriculum across the academy. This position is ideal for an innovative and dedicated educator who is committed to developing comprehensive educational strategies that support positive outcomes and foster a supportive, inclusive school culture.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post;
  • Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities;

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Demonstrated expertise in design and technology education.
  • Experience teaching product design and using CAD/CAM systems is preferable.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of effectively engaging with students, staff, and parents.
  • Proven ability to implement strategic initiatives and manage change effectively.
  • A deep understanding of the challenges faced by students in urban educational environments.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and a passion for educational excellence.

This is a permanent opportunity offering leadership scale commensurate with experience.

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.

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.

Click here to find out more about the 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 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.

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