The High Weald Academy
The High Weald Academy is a small rural school serving a widespread rural community. The Academy provides an education for students of all abilities and is focused on ensuring that everyone is able to learn, achieve and flourish. Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live.
By joining The High Weald Academy you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of a vibrant body of students; in an environment committed to the development and progress of its staff. You will join an exceptionally dedicated team who believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure our students achieve great things; because they deserve the very best.
We hope that you are as excited as we are by this challenging, yet rewarding opportunity. Visits to the academy are highly recommended, and the leadership team would be happy to discuss the vision for the academy with candidates either during a visit, or during a telephone conversation.
For more information about The High Weald Academy please visit The High Weald Academy’s website http://www.highwealdacademy.kent.sch.uk/
Teacher of Science
At KS3 the Science department delivers the Edexcel Exploring Science curriculum. The department makes regular use of the farm in their learning, to take full advantage of this unique resource. In response the changes in the national curriculum, KS3 students are assessed against steps in a Trust wide policy, with support and advice available from colleagues spanning 3 academies. Bringing the theoretical to life and maximising the opportunities for practical hands-on experience are approaches we are looking for. Our new philosophy for education is set out in our Teaching and Learning Strategy which can be viewed on our website. Students progress to the new Edexcel 9-1 Combined Science GCSE course; achieving 2 GCSE qualifications by the end of year 11.
The post-holder will teach science at all Key Stages 3 and 4. This post would suit an NQT or an experienced teacher and you will be joining a friendly team, with a range of experience and expertise. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed professional to join us on our journey as we continue to raise standards, inspire students and develop young scientists of the future.
This role is fixed term and full time, with start date confirmed in negotiation with the successful candidate.
Visits to the academy are highly recommended, and the leadership team would be happy to discuss the vision for the academy with candidates either during a visit, or during a telephone conversation.
Brook Learning Trust
The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.
It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.
A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.
For more information please visit www.brooklearningtrust.org.uk
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references. An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.
Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered. Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description. Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org