Published
May 15, 2024
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Short Summary
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner - Maths to join our established and successful team from September 2024.
Salary
Leadership scale, commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full-time
Closing Date
May 27, 2024

Description

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner - Maths to join our established and successful team from September 2024. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and lead Maths across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative, efficient and committed to raising standards. They will have excellent subject knowledge and join a motivated and dedicated team of highly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to the Maths curriculum.

Upon joining the team at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, our successful applicant will be a part of a department who embrace the latest developments in Mathematics teaching and are committed to promoting the joy, beauty and power of Mathematics to our young people. The department has a variety of backgrounds and experiences and we aim to utilise the collective knowledge and skills to offer outstanding levels of support for our students. We encourage collaboration, debate and discussion both within our team and in our classrooms and strongly believe that this culture has led to the excellent track record of success in Maths. We are committed to ensuring that all of our students make excellent progress regardless of starting points. Over the last four years the proportions of students at the academy securing Grade 9-4 in the subject has exceeded national averages, and are now working hard to ensure that our most able students secure the highest grades.

Mathematics is very popular in the sixth form and there is a large uptake of the subject at AS and A-level.

Our Key stage 3 classes are taught using an innovative Maths Mastery method. This is alongside the IB MYP in order to develop a deep and broad Mathematical understanding within our students in preparation for their GCSE studies, which commence in Year 10. We invest heavily so that staff have ongoing access to weekly high-quality professional development and a curriculum focused on developing conceptual understanding. Our curriculum is underpinned by research on task design, variation theory, concept development and raising achievement.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • 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.
  • The opportunity to work in a school where behaviour is exemplary.

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge.
  • Have a high level of KS4 and KS5 teaching experience and delivery of results.
  • Experienced in teaching IBCP is preferred, but not essential if you have a high level of A-Level subject knowledge.
  • 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.
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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.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1 April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and two 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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