Head of Social Science and Psychology
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- MPR / UPR + TLR £3,551
- Job type:
- Full Time, Permanent
- Start date:
- Easter 2018 or earlier if possible
- Apply by:
- 1 January 2018
‘Standards of teaching are consistently high, and consistently improving because exceptionally well-targeted training helps teachers to learn from and apply, the most effective techniques used by their peers, and those within other schools’ Ofsted 2015
Maltings Academy is a community where inspirational teaching, self-evaluation and self-improvement are evident from the moment you enter our Academy. We welcome all routes into teaching through School Direct, PGCE and we are a host school to Ambition School Leadership, Future Leaders and other pathways.
Our students are diverse, exciting and talented – and the same is true of our staff. We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school. We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude. We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.
We are proud to serve the communities around Witham as an 11-18 school where our staff travel not just from Essex but from Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Ofsted judged us as a ‘Outstanding academy’ in 2015.
We are looking for a Head of Social Science & Psychology. Reporting to the Head of Academy, you will join an academy where all colleagues play their part and contribute to whole school improvement through our distributed leadership model. If you embody these values and have high expectations, you will be very successful working with us.
If you are driven to lead and develop Social Science & Psychology then we want to hear from you! We actively welcome applications from leaders looking for their first Head of Department positions, as well as from experienced colleagues looking to develop their career further.
We are looking for:
- A proven record of raising and maintaining standards.
- Vision, drive and flare as you join our supportive and forward thinking team of Middle Leaders.
- The ability to consult, devise, communicate, implement, monitor and evaluate improvement with a relentless focus on student outcomes.
- Relevant qualifications and a record of professional development (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the job specification.
- A genuine commitment to making a positive contribution to the academy.
- A commitment to further developing you as a future leader through access to the school network of our sponsor Academies Enterprise Trust.
- To be part of an academy moving forward at pace.
- A highly committed staff team developing and driving a culture of high expectations and no excuses
- A mentorship programme to develop you as a future Leader.
Although this role is based at Maltings Academy you will be required to teach at our Sixth Form Centre at our sister academy, New Rickstones Academy (also in Witham). All new staff contracts are to work across both academies.
Closing date: Monday 1 January 2018
Start date: Easter 2018 or sooner if possible
Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the Head of Academy for an informal discussion about the post and also to visit the academy. Please contact Emma Baker (Head of Academy) on email@example.com / 01376 512 911.
Maltings Academy is a key member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a multi-academy sponsor which aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them. In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. Benefits include a Health Cash Plan, Local Government Pension Scheme and Childcare Vouchers. Academy staff also receive discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre.
For further information on this position and to make an application please click 'quick apply' on the TES advert.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.
Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.
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About Maltings Academy
- Maltings Academy
- Spinks Lane, Witham
- CM8 1EP
- United Kingdom
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At Maltings Academy we are committed to deliver excellence by creating a calm, purposeful learning environment where staff and students share a common goal that enables all students to succeed.
Everyday, we guide students to be able to make a difference by being respectful of themselves and others, arriving at school with a readiness to learn and engage positively in their lessons and to develop and demonstrate resilience on their learning journey to becoming a generation we can all be proud of.
To achieve our common vision, all members of the academy community will uphold of core values of respect, readiness and resilience.
Maltings Academy is a school where the community works collaboratively and with a sense of shared responsibility and pride for our students to achieve, dream big and lead successful and fulfilled lives anywhere in the world.
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.
To find out more about AET please click here.
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