Bexley, United Kingdom
About Bexleyheath Academy
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Bexleyheath Academy is a member of the London Academies Enterprise Trust, one of five schools in London serving over 5000 pupils. It is proud to be a non-selective school in the grammar heartland of Kent and will stop at nothing to ensure our students achieve the very best of outcomes.
That said, it is important to note that the school has not served its pupils as well as it should have in the past and it previously developed an accordingly poor reputation within the Borough. We are awaiting the results of our recent Ofsted inspection which should reflect the hard work and dedication that has recently been devoted to the school since the new Principal's leadership began in September 2019 and prior to that, the appointment of a new Executive Director in March 2019. Changes have been rapid and the improvements will rank against some of the best in the country.
Prior to joining, the Executive Director and Principal were responsible for the turnaround at Harris Academy Battersea. Under their leadership, the school moved from special measures to outstanding and rose from bottom in Wandsworth to become one of the only schools in England to record a Progress 8 score of more than +1 in all three years of the measure. It also won the ‘Evening Standard School of the Year Award’ and was designated as a ‘World-Class’ in 2018. Bexleyheath is at the start of the same journey and is actively seeking passionate and dedicated teachers who will join this fight to ensure that our students go on to lead the very best of lives. We have students from all walks of life and will give each of them, no matter how difficult their start, access to every walk of life.
If you wish to join us at the start of our journey then we promise an experience like no other. It will be hard work and hard fought but the sense of satisfaction that our success will bring will make every ounce of effort worthwhile.
Should you wish to visit us in person then our doors are open to you at any time on any day.
WHY JOIN OUR ACADEMY?
We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.
We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.
All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme). Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.
We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.
This is a hugely exciting time to be joining the organisation, and as we pivot from being in turnaround mode to becoming a high performance organisation on the pathway to sustainable excellence. This will see us building our in-house education improvement capacity and expertise, making sure that our schools have all the support they need to deliver an excellent education for every child, every day.
Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.
We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of tens of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.
AET has an exciting future ahead and by joining us on this journey, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the children and young people in our schools.
Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.
We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.
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