Published
June 3, 2024
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Short Summary
Snowfields Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Vocational Teacher to join us and be part of our academy, starting from September 2024.
Salary
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + SEN1
Working Pattern
Full time
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Closing Date
June 17, 2024

Description

Please be aware that this role is based at the Cranbrook College

Snowfields Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Vocational Teacher to join us and be part of our academy, starting from September 2024. Experience in delivering the following would be an advantage;

  • Food Technology
  • Life Skills
  • Land Based Skills

Based at Cranbrook, the candidate will have experience of working with SEN learners, ideally with a diagnosis of autism. They may be an experienced primary teacher who would like to gain more experience with lower attaining students who are working 3-4 years below age expected attainment levels and have complex needs as part of their autism diagnosis.

Our teaching staff at Snowfields Academy will provide outstanding educational opportunities for all of our pupils in order to ensure every student reaches their full potential. We are looking for outstanding practitioners who are creative and imaginative teachers with the ability to plan highly effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students. Excellent classroom management skills and high expectations of all pupils are essential as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum and new assessment framework.

We are looking for teachers who:

  • Are graduates with QTS
  • Ideally, you will have worked within an SEN setting or with discrete ASD groups of students in a mainstream environment
  • Have the highest expectations of pupils and themselves with a desire to professionally develop
  • Are enthusiastic, flexible, imaginative and forward thinking
  • Have the ability to nurture, inspire, motivate and engage students with ASD to achieve and succeed
  • Are able to form positive relationships with students, staff, parents and governor
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

In return, our successful candidates will receive:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy
  • A school community committed to nurturing young people with ASD alongside raising achievement and attainment
  • A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities, purpose built for students with ASD
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team dedicated to exceptional outcomes within a happy environment which nurtures and supports all staff and students

This is a permanent opportunity offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + SEN Allowance. For those interested in visiting the academy, please contact talent@latrust.org.uk in the first instance.

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 in Bearsted as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. In September  2022 will opened an additional Campus at Cranbrook. When full we will offer 240 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13  in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering at Bearsted with a Cafe and Teaching kitchen and horticulture facilities at Bearsted and a working farm at Cranbrook. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.

At Snowfields Academy we:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity
  • Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals
  • Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties
  • Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.

Snowfields Academy Student & Staff Charter:

  • Work Hard
  • Be Kind
  • Communicate
  • Stay Safe
  • Be Happy

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. 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.

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 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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