April 3, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Become a Lead Practitioner - Geography at Leigh Academy Minster
Leadership Scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
April 22, 2024


Become a Lead Practitioner - Geography at Leigh Academy Minster and spearhead efforts to elevate standards and enrich teaching and learning across our academy. As a pivotal member of our leadership team, you'll be instrumental in translating our academy's vision into exceptional classroom practices, fostering a culture of excellence throughout.

Your core duties will encompass developing and executing strategies for teaching and learning, curriculum planning, professional development, and fostering teamwork. You'll champion positive student engagement by setting high expectations, delivering outstanding lessons, and cultivating an inspiring learning environment. Leading the charge in Geography, you'll establish tailored systems and procedures to enhance teaching and learning within the subject. Your role will also involve delivering top-notch lessons, mentoring colleagues, and strategically analysing data to drive continuous improvement. Join us in our mission to deliver outstanding educational outcomes, bridge achievement gaps, and keep our pedagogical approaches at the forefront of innovation and effectiveness.

Our successful candidate will have:

  • Degree in the relevant subject
  • Qualified Teacher Status, or equivalent
  • Successful classroom practitioner with experience in co-educational comprehensive schools
  • Evidence of commitment to extra-curricular and enrichment provision
  • Detailed knowledge of the national curriculum in the relevant area
  • Proven track record of successful strategies for raising achievement and sharing good practice
  • Evidence of enabling students to work to the highest standards
  • Good administrative skills
  • Successful experience of team working
  • Evidence of leadership skills and experience
  • Good record of punctuality
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Desire and capacity for further promotion

The basis of this role is full-time, permanent and offering a salary of leadership scale commensurate with experience. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Thursday 2nd May.

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'.

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.

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.

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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