Director of Learning - Science, Greenwich

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The Halley AcademyGreenwich

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Leadership Scale (commensurate with experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Halley Academy has a rare, career-defining opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to join us in the role Director of Learning for Science which warrants a high profile position within the school, and we believe that our offer reflects this.  This role is ideal for those seeking career progression with a particular interest in joining our successful academy and wider Trust as you'll benefit from support both at a local level and from the Central Improvement Team. This is a permanent, full-time role and the salary offered (Inner London Leadership Scale) will be reflected by your experience and visions for the department.  


Overseeing all staff within the department including TLR holders, you will be responsible for securing the best possible outcomes for our students and leading the team to achieve this.  We expect all of our students to be challenged, to be inspired and to achieve beyond expectation; this will be your focus.

We invest heavily so that staff have ongoing access to weekly high-quality professional development and a curriculum focused on developing conceptual understanding. Applications will be individually acknowledged and a visit to The Halley Academy can be scheduled by contacting a member of the Talent Team on 01634 412 245 / talent@latrust.org.uk. 


Click here to view the Job Description for an overview of the duties and responsibilities associated with this role.   


Working with The Halley Academy:  The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s.  We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in early 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.

The Halley is a vibrant academy on an exciting journey of rapid improvement.  We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Post 16 and the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3. We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.

Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest.  


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  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.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 


Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust. 



More about The Halley Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Corelli Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 8EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8516 7977
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