About the role: Wilmington Academy have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Teacher of Music, dedicated to giving our students an outstanding education. The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject, committed to academic excellence and have the ability to motivate, support and enthuse our students. You will join an established, successful department with a forward-thinking, dedicated team who achieve excellent results – your input is key to ensuring this trend continues. A passion for this subject is essential as is a willingness to collaborate with other colleagues across the wider Arts subjects.
The successful candidate will be joining us from September 2020. Please consult the Job Description for further details which are aligned with the National Teaching Standards.
About Wilmington Academy: Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010. The academy is a highly successful and growing secondary, 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;
- good attendance and punctuality record
- previous experience school experience or be able to interact confidently with high student numbers
- good rapport and working relationships with colleagues and students
- effective communication skills for working with staff and students alike
- must be proactive and engage with students in a confident, positive and professional manner
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other school in the local area. 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.
In order to up-hold our safeguarding procedure, you will be expected to complete a DBS check if successful.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still conduct face to face interviews where possible, and will abide by social distancing protocols such as no hand-shaking, using large meeting rooms, etc. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person - this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - firstname.lastname@example.org.