Teacher of Geography, Portland

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AAT Atlantic AcademyPortland

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Start date: Start date flexible for right candidate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS - Possible TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Looking to be part of an amazing journey? Needing an exciting new challenge? 

Our Academy will be a vibrant and exciting place to work and this is the start of a challenging journey towards outstanding. Atlantic Academy Portland is a 3-18 (post 16 from 2018) Academy, providing many opportunities for cross phase planning and collaboration. Atlantic Academy Portland offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career.

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefitted from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation be made available at a subsidised rate.

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust (www.aspirationsacademies.org) and will be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). The district members will work closely together sharing resources, expertise, CPD and providing specialist support where appropriate. Magna Academy Poole is also a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, providing many career development pathways and support for rapid progression. The opportunity to become an Aspirant Lead Practitioner, Lead Practitioner or SLE is available, please indicate this in your application if it is an opportunity you may wish to be considered for.

Central to the philosophy of the Aspirations Academies Trust is the innovative Aspirations Framework developed by the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA) which outlines the belief that for all students to have high Aspirations, three Guiding Principles must be present: Self‐Worth, Engagement, and Purpose. These Guiding Principles direct the development of educational experiences from the individual classroom to the entire school building.

You would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark. We will also have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.

Our tight, robust and no-nonsense behaviour systems ensure you can really teach. Highly visible senior leaders will run centralised, daily, detentions.

We will teach a challenging academic curriculum for all students that will support creativity and innovation. We are driven by a desire, at the core of our mission, to get the best possible results for all of our students, no matter what their starting points or circumstances. 

We would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate the potential.

How to Apply

Please use the TES online application form, link: www.atlantic-aspirations.org 

Please contact Jonathan Heap for an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit: jheap@atlantic-aspirations.org 

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th December 2017

Learn more about Aspirations Academies at: www.aspirationsacademies.org

Atlantic Academy Portland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

Job location

More about AAT Atlantic Academy
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: IPACA Sixth Form, Osprey Quay Campus, Lerret Road, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262