Published
November 17, 2023
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Short Summary
We are looking for a candidate who would like to be a part a progressive and highly subscribed Art and Design department.
Salary
Main Teacher Pay Scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Part time (0.6fte)
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Closing Date
December 11, 2023

Description

We are looking for a candidate who would like to be a part a progressive and highly subscribed Art and Design department, joining us from January 2024 as Teacher of Art.

The arts curriculum at Mascalls has been specifically devised to maximise student acquisition of cultural capital. Its key aim is to create more rounded citizens, improve life chances whilst securing transferable skills. Our starting point is to establish and diagnose student access to this on their journey from KS2 Throughout KS3 students learn the language of art and artists and develop a respect for its value in the greater world around them. At the end of KS3 students have the option of beginning to specialise in more specific areas of the art sector, steadily working though to mastery.

Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect;

  • Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy
  • High levels of focus in students.
  • Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.
  • Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff
  • The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing. Please see the Mascalls Academy Staff Wellbeing Charter 2021. 

What we are offering:

  • Professional coaching and support.
  • A bespoke CPD programme.
  • Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing.
  • Free use of a staff gymnasium.
  • A thriving social and community ethos.

We’d like to hear from you if you are:

  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.

This is a permanent, part time (0.6fte) opportunity offering a salary on Main Pay Scale.

Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls 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. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. 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.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
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