Horsmonden Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a Key Stage 2 Teacher who will join us from April 2021. In joining our vibrant and thriving school, you will contribute your energy and vision to drive the academy to achieve its full potential. Your teaching responsibility will be within Year 6, therefore, upper Key Stage 2 experience is essential. You will receive the support and guidance you need to not only develop the school but also your own career within the supportive environment of the Trust.
The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to make a full contribution to their Key Stage, curriculum development and staff teams. We welcome applications from newly qualified teachers, and those with more experience. In return, we will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop their career.
What we will expect of you:
We will expect you to successfully plan and deliver outstanding lessons on a daily basis that significantly advance each childs’ development. We anticipate you will achieve this by being organised, caring and enthusiastic in everything you do.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will also be expected 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We want you to be passionate in your pursuit of progress for each and every one of your children so that they can achieve the progress they deserve and grow into young adults that will go on to be successful students at secondary school. Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.
As an employee of Leigh Academies Trust you will be expected to understand and to adhere with Academy and Trust wide policies as well as suggest improvements where necessary. One thing you will never do is compromise on the safety of our students or fail to act on any safeguarding issue that you encounter. As part of one of the most successful multi-academy Trusts in the UK it goes without saying that we will expect you to go above and beyond the call of duty from time to time and undertake any other reasonable duties necessary to achieve our vision and goals.
Working at Horsmonden Primary Academy: Horsmonden Primary Academy is a vibrant school, very much at the heart of its community. Our 200+ children are happy, enthusiastic and keen to learn and take part in everything.We teach a wide, balanced curriculum, founded on children’s ambitions and aspirations. Our school is set in a beautiful village location, and our site has been developed creatively to provide wonderful outdoor learning opportunities. We have a talented and happy staff who all work positively together, and we are very lucky to have the support of committed governors and wonderfully supportive parents.
We believe that all children deserve a great education through inspirational teaching and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. For further information about Horsmonden Primary Academy, click here.
Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.
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.
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.
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 will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
Horsmonden Primary Academy
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Primary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 5 - 11 years