ICT at Wilmington Academy has a long history of success. The Learning Area has achieved outstanding results both at GCSE and in a range of courses offered in KS5. Individually, students have achieved outstanding performances in CIDA, BTEC Creative Media and Computer Science examinations at Key Stage 4 and BTEC IT and Creative Media at Level 3.
In our brand new state-of-the-art IT suites, we will have three fully-equipped specialist learning areas each with a capacity of 30 networked PCs running Windows, a Mac Suite and a Greenroom, as well as 3 other IT classrooms across the site. The Learning Area has three teachers employed full time teaching ICT and Computing. The curriculum at Key Stage 3 has been redesigned recently with considerable success. Students have access to Scratch, Python, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite including Classroom, HTML and Microbits, as well as opportunities to develop algorithmic and computational thinking skills.
In September 2017, we became an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to deliver IB Diploma Programmes such as IT in a Global Society and we are currently a candidate school for the IB Middle Years Programme in key stage 3. This is an exciting cross Trust collaboration with IT specialists working together to co-construct curricula, assessment and interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
If this sounds appealing, apply today to be part of our team!
About Wilmington Academy: Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010. The academy is a highly successful, growing secondary of 1,100 pupils housed in state of the art buildings in a semi-rural location just outside of Dartford. Rated by Ofsted as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management, Wilmington offers a calm and purposeful learning environment where students can flourish and succeed.
The hard work, skill and dedication of our talented staff ensure that students at the academy make excellent progress. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications so that every student can be a success and follow positive progression pathways. Value added puts in the top band for similar schools nationally in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and examination outcomes are among the best of non-selective schools in Kent.
Our success is achieved through teamwork. Subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas to achieve the very best outcomes for our students. We support the Trust model of small schools within a school, so that no student is left behind. Vertical tutor groups, an excellent pastoral programme underpinned by a strong moral purpose helps students to develop into responsible, well-educated young adults who are ready to take their next steps in life. A large proportion of our students go on to University and high level apprenticeships.
We aim for excellence in everything we do and have received recognition at regional and national level for our work. We are forward thinking and outward facing, constantly striving to advance and improve. We are very supportive and offer excellent training and development opportunities for staff at the various stages of their careers. We are a friendly, caring and ambitious community placing the academic progress and welfare of our students at the heart of everything we do.
What are we looking for in you? To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an outstanding level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students. As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
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.