Director of Learning - Technology, Business & IT, Longfield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + TLR £5,660 (neg. based on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

About the role:  Are you an experienced middle leader, seeking to grow into a broader leadership role across multiple subject specialisms? Longfield Academy have a rare and unique opportunity to appoint an inspirational and outstanding practitioner to lead our Technology, Business and IT faculty from September 2018. This role is ideal for those seeking to inspire students at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and also inspire our team of dedicated, talented and experienced staff.  We can offer a supportive and professional environment to be a part of and full embed yourself into from day one, the opportunity to work under strong and dynamic leadership team whose aim is to achieve excellence for all, and a team of talented science staff at all stages of their career, covering the specialisms associated with this role. Ideally, our successful candidate will take on a Business/IT teaching timetable within their role based on their experience. 

We’re keen to hear from you if:

  • You are passionate about your subject, including Technology, Business and IT
  • You have the ability and drive to make a positive impact on students’ progress and outcomes
  • You have the drive to transform our learning and are dedicated to raising standards even further for all students

In return, we are offering:

  • A supportive and professional environment to be a part of and full embed yourself into from day one
  • The opportunity to teach at Key stage 3, 4 and Post 16 A Level groups
  • The chance to join and be part of an Academy that has a strong, dynamic leadership team whose aim is to achieve excellence for all
  • A team of talented staff at all stages of their career, covering the specialisms assigned to this role 
  • Well motivated and receptive learners across our Academy

Please consult the Job Description and Person Specification by clicking here for detailed information about the role itself and the duties and responsibilities.

Working with us:  Longfield Academy is a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy opened in September 2008, replacing Axton Chase School. Since then student outcomes have rapidly improved. In recent years we have been judged to be a Good school with many Outstanding features, including all aspects of Leadership and Management. Ofsted also judged it to have Outstanding capacity for further improvement.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a large and growing Sixth Form.  Longfield Academy moved into its brand new £25m building with state of the art facilities for learning across all subject areas. Its subject specialisms are in Science and Arts. Particularly innovative are its home access iPad 2 scheme and Bistro called 'The Telescope', which is open to the public every week and run by students.  At the same time it has a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

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.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1474 700700
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Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust. The Trust also includes several other secondary Academies – The Leigh Academy, Stationers Crown Woods Academy, Mascalls and Wilmington Academy, a special needs school – Milestone Academy, and se...