January 8, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
At Leigh Academy Blackheath, we are seeking to appoint a confident and experienced Tutor - MFL to join our support team
Actual salary £18,115 (£21,775 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
37.5 hours per week • Term time only
Closing Date
February 25, 2022


About the role: At Leigh Academy Blackheath, we are seeking to appoint a confident and experienced Tutor - MFL to join our support team, helping those students whose learning has been impacted by COVID-19. Our appointed candidate will join us in January 2022 and will receive bespoke training and development opportunities to positively influence our students’ learning.

We are looking for a Tutor who is passionate about improving students' learning and development across Years 7 to 10, either on a 1-1 basis or in small groups.

Joining the vibrant team, our successful candidate can expect; 

  • To work in an evidence-informed, highly collaborative department
  • To work in a supportive environment with high expectations of behaviour
  • A permanent position may be available to the right candidate at the end of post

This role is fixed term until July 2022, offering an actual salary of £18,115 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week, Term Time only. Every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Leigh Academy Blackheath or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust. Please be aware that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore, we strongly encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.​​​​​​​

GRADUATES! This role is ideal for recent Graduates who are looking to embark on Teacher Training commencing September 2023. This role will provide you with first hand exposure to working in a school setting. If this is of interest to you, please include this in your supporting statement so that a member of the Talent Team can discuss it with you in more detail.

​​​​​​​Working at Leigh Academy Blackheath: We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and, already oversubscribed, our new school is a beacon of excellence for secondary education in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. Our mission is to ensure all our students develop into powerful citizens of the digital future on both a national and global scale.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in ‘human-scale’ education, delivered through a schools-within-schools model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Since opening in September 2018, Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB) has established itself as the local community’s preferred choice for their child’s secondary education. We have received over 1,000 applications for this September’s 180 Year 7 places, with nearly 300 first choice preferences. It is an exciting time to be joining our learning community.

At LAB, everything we do is built upon our core values of: Respect, Integrity, Ambition, Scholarship and Resilience. We are a strong team and work hard together to ensure every student realises their full potential. Staff have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities both within the academy and across Leigh Academies Trust (LAT). A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. A sense of humour is essential!

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.

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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