Personal Development Curriculum Leader and Teacher in Charge of Politics, Kensington and Chelsea

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Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Academy is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced Citizenship and PSHE specialist, with leadership skills of the highest order. We are looking for an exceptional practitioner, with the ability to lead our thriving Personal Development department, including all aspects of KS3/4 PSHE and GCSE Citizenship. The ability to lead and teach Politics to AS/A2 Level would also be desirable.

The successful candidate will be a confident and strategically-minded individual, with the excellent interpersonal skills  necessary to take a leading role in the overall management  of a very successful department.   They will have a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. We are looking for an outstanding teacher and leader who will enhance and develop teaching and learning within the subject area. Whilst appropriate training and support will be provided for the successful candidate, applicants will need to be able to exhibit strong leadership and organisational skills including a good understanding of leading, managing and participating in successful teams. 


Academy Overview

We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

 We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE results in terms of both progress (top 14% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

 Chelsea Academy is one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold (reaccredited in April 2017), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week (two for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders - your professional development is important to us. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch. 


How to apply

Please visit our website for an application form that needs to be completed and returned to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Monday 20th May 2019 at 8 am.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd May 2019.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

 If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org , who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. 


Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.


If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.


Matt Williams

Principal




More about Chelsea Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Chelsea Academy is an Outstanding, World Class School, sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school with a strong  Christian ethos and have a track r...