About the role: Mascalls Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and engaging Teacher of Social Sciences for our thriving and very successful department, starting from September 2021. Within the department we currently offer RE at KS3 and 4, Sociology at Key stage 4 and 5 and Psychology at KS5. We would ideally be looking for a Sociology specialist to help an already successful and growing department. The successful candidate will bring with them passion for this subject area with an overarching ability to engage our students.
As a member of the department you would be responsible for delivering high-quality lessons and contributing to the wider education agenda: aspiring learners and raising standards. You would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development. If you're keen to be a part of a department committed to providing our staff with the best possible teaching environment, we'd love to hear from you!
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 a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. 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 providers and a large teaching school.
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.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team.
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.