About the role: Due to expansion, Mascalls Academy is seeking a Teacher of Business Studies and ICT, starting from January 2022. This is an opportunity to become a part of a successful Business and ICT faculty at Mascalls Academy, and we are looking for a teacher who will join and strengthen the team even further.
Business is a popular subject attracting large numbers at GCSE, A Level and Vocational. As a Teacher of Business Studies you will teach academic and vocational business to all key stages. You will be required to keep abreast of educational theory to inform your teaching, understand the value of knowledge in the curriculum and the ability to apply that knowledge in a contextual manner. Our teachers understand the process of cognition and meta-cognition when planning valuable educational experiences for students. This is a full time, permanent position offering Main Pay Scale commensurate with experience, plus a joining bonus for the right candidate.
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 attached below.
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.
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 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West 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. 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 to discriminate on any grounds.