About the role: The Halley Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of Science to join our established and successful team for September 2019, or earlier if available. We deem this to be a great position on the basis that:
- Behaviour for learning has recently been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted
- We have a friendly and supportive team who go the extra mile and truly work collegiately
- We work within state of the art laboratories
- Our department is very well-resourced with practical equipment
- Future investment has and will continue to be made in ICT facilities across the academy
- Leadership has a focus on professionally developing staff to eventually lead teams of their own in the near future
- We strive for outstanding practice so that you can improve your own teaching, and subsequently the progress and outcomes of your students
- We offer the Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3 and International Baccalaureate at Key Stage 5, with great training programmes in place for those who have not taught this before
Our key aims as a department over the coming academic year are to improve outcomes further at GCSE level, and the improve engagement and AFL in the classroom – newly appointed teachers will be pivotal in working with us to achieve this. The role can be offered on a full or part-time basis (minimum 0.6fte) based on our successful teacher’s preference. The duties and responsibilities associated with this post are in line with the National Teaching Standards.
We know that excellent science teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 (payable within your first year) to attract the right person.
Working with The Halley Academy: The Halley Academy has a long and illustrious heritage being the first purpose-built comprehensive in the UK in the 1950s. We became part of Leigh Academies Trust in early 2018, a highly successful multi-academy trust offering a wealth of opportunities to all of its staff and students to collaborate, develop and grow.
The Halley is a vibrant academy on an exciting journey of rapid improvement. We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Post 16 and the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3. We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together to achieve and celebrate success. Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.
Our dedicated staff are the most important factor in transforming lives and delivering the best outcomes for every student. Every colleague has access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, tailored to the individual depending on aspirations and key areas of interest. We are seeking to appoint talented and ambitious individuals with a tenacious mind-set to join The Halley Academy for September 2019.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
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.