Primary Upper KS2 Teacher, Portland

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Atlantic Academy PortlandPortland

Date posted:
Start date: To be discussed
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Upper KS2 Primary Teacher 

Salary - MPS/UPS 

Thank you for considering Atlantic Academy, Portland for your next appointment

Atlantic Academy, Portland is a new academy, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students in Portland in its first year, leading the way in the highest standards of education. We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make to the outcomes and aspirations for our students.

In the first Year as Atlantic Academy Primary Key Stage 2 Results were as follows:

All of Reading, Writing & Maths: In 2018, 74% of Year 6 students achieved the expected standard (or above). This is a significant increase of 14% from 2017 and 10% higher than the national average of 64%.

All of Reading, Writing & Maths: In 2018, 15% of students achieved a higher standard in all of Reading, Writing & Maths. This is a significant increase of 7% from 2017 and 5% higher than the national average of 10%

Reading: A significant increase of 21% from 2017 at the expected standard (and above) and 18% higher than the national average. An increase in the average scaled score from 107 to 109, higher than the national average of 105. A significant increase in progress from 3.4 to 5.2.

Writing: A significant increase of 18% from 2017 at the expected standard (and above) and 4% higher than the national average. Scales scores are not awarded as Writing is teacher assessed and not a test. A significant increase in progress from -1.0 to 4.0.

Maths: An increase of 9% from 2017 at the expected standard and above and 3% higher than the national average. A slight decrease in the average scaled score from 105 to 104 and equal to the national average. An increase in progress from 0.7 to 1.6.

This placed the Academy in the top 8% in the country for Progress from KS1.

Atlantic Academy Portland is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement, having taken over the previous Academy on Portland. 

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefited from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation to be made available at a subsidised rate.

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust (www.aspirationsacademies.org) and will be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). The district members will work closely together sharing resources, expertise, CPD and providing specialist support where appropriate. 

We are keen to appoint an inspirational and experienced Class Teacher for Upper KS2. The successful applicant will join a collaborative and supportive team who have gained SATs results above the national average. We focus on allowing the teacher to develop quality first teaching: supported with collaborative planning, whole class feedback, ‘live marking’, use of visualisers in every classroom etc

The Academy also seeks primary NQTs to join our ambitious and successful team.

Our 2 form entry school ensures all our highly motivated teachers work in a supportive and engaging environment, ensuring pupils achieve their full potential. 

Primary teaching staff are accompanied across all year groups with Teaching Assistants to ensure that all students access appropriate provisions. Specialist sports and arts coaches work alongside our Primary Teaching staff to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered and ample PPA time is allocated to support the needs of a classroom teaching role. Students benefit massively from the all through Academy environment. Experiencing specialist input in Technology, Sport, Art, amongst other things.

Aspirations Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

How to Apply

If you would like to take part in this unique opportunity then please apply through TES online

Please contact Melissa Heppell, VP and Head of Primary, for an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit: mheppell@atlantic-aspirations.org 

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 16th October 2018 12.00 pm 

Learn more about Aspirations Academies at: www.aspirationsacademies.org

Atlantic Academy Portland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262

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