Published
November 11, 2022
Location
Category
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Short Summary
We are looking for a Lead Practitioner - Science for Easter 2023
Salary
Leadership scale commensurate with experience plus £2,000 Recruitment & Retention Bonus
Working Pattern
Full-time
Closing Date
December 05, 2022

Description

Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with offers made as soon as possible.​​​​​​​
We know it can be difficult to recruit exceptional teachers at this level, so we are offering a Recruitment and Retention Bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate who takes on this role. Half of the bonus is payable in your first month, and the second half is payable in August 2023 provided you are still employed and are not working a notice period).

About the role: ​​​​We are looking for a Lead Practitioner - Science for Easter 2023 and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about science and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.

You’ll be joining the department at an exciting time as the improvements we are making are gaining momentum. Combined science is taught as a discrete subject to all pupils in Years 7-9 as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. In years 10 and 11 we follow the AQA Trilogy science programme. Results have steadily improved over the last 3 years and this is a fantastic opportunity for the department to really excel. The role is ideal for a candidate currently in a middle leadership position seeking progression and further responsibility.

Achievement for all students regardless of background is our key objective. We offer stimulating learning environments where effective teaching and learning are underpinned by high-quality interpersonal relationships.
If you are ambitious for yourself and the learners you serve, then you are the person we need. As a lead practitioner you will also support the Assistant Principal and existing Lead Practitioners in driving whole school initiatives linked to teaching and learning, pedagogy and assessment. You will also support the school’s approach on life long learning with all in the community  through coaching of staff and CPD offer on our dedicated Wednesday afternoons.

What we are offering:

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Strood Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within the science remit.
  • 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.
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject​​​​​​​.

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Sarah West, PA and Office Manager - sarah.west@stroodacademy.org. Visits will be hosted by Numera Anwar, Principal or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures  will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Sarah in the first instance.​​​​​​​

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Rachel Cribben (LAT Talent Team) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk or 01634 412 258.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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