Students at The Leigh UTC “are proud to attend a school that is realising its vision of ‘developing STEM professionals for the future global market’” Ofsted, 2022.
The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities. We are the first UTC to join a multi-academy trust, to become an IB World School, to be built in Kent and among the first Academies in the UK to offer T-levels and Level 3 and 4 apprenticeships. We were the first UTC to open from Year 7 and have been oversubscribed in all year groups ever since, now serving over 800 young people from Kent, Medway and South-East London. We are a pioneering Academy and are looking for like-minded, ambitious people who can make great things happen for the young people in our community.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our collaborative German department (starting September 2023 or earlier depending on the successful candidate’s availability). Successful candidates will be passionate about delivering a German curriculum which supports our vision of developing STEM professionals for the future global market. At The Leigh UTC, we believe our team ethos is the most important aspect of our success, making this a great opportunity for a teacher who wants the opportunity to be innovative and collaborative in a supportive environment. The successful candidate will have a great support team illustrated and an opportunity to really develop our extra curricular German offer. The MYP curriculum we follow is ideal for MFL and encourages a study of the country and culture in combination with the language.
We aim to develop learners who are not only confident with their language skills, but who are also interested in the wider global culture and are able to be independent thinkers. The Leigh UTC is a STEM-based provision, but our learners enjoy and value their studies in German, and see the relevance of the subject to the rest of their studies and to their futures in the world of STEM.
The department boasts two highly experienced teachers, one of whom is a member of our Leadership Team and so this overwhelming support makes this a great opportunity for an Early Careers Teacher to develop, but anyone with a strong interest in teaching and learning will love the atmosphere in this department!
The Leigh UTC is a very special place to work and pre-application visits or phone calls are both encouraged and welcomed. If you would like to arrange to discuss the role with a member of the team, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Team) on 01634 412 263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why work for us? At The Leigh UTC, we create opportunities for meaningful collaboration for staff, we provide a respectful working environment and we encourage innovation from every member of our team. Our Principal, Governors, teaching and support staff believe wholeheartedly in creating opportunities for lifelong success for our young people and believe that exam success is just one aspect in achieving this. We deliver amazing experiences for students whilst not compromising on outcomes. Our teamwork allows us to be greater than the sum of our parts - join us to achieve more than you thought possible.
Curriculum is king and we do things a little differently to other schools or colleges because we believe the most effective way to educate our students is to make our learning more hands-on. With the International Baccalaureate Middle Years programme (MYP) at KS3, GCSEs at KS4, and A-levels, T-levels and the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP) at KS5, our ambitious curriculum offer caters for choice, leading the vast majority of students into STEM-related careers or courses.
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