Retrain in Science, Dartford/Gravesend/South East

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Leigh Academies TrustDartford/Gravesend/South East

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale for Teachers, dependent on location and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Why not add another string to your bow and take steps to ensure you are a highly desirable candidate, offering cross-curricula experience?  Are you an NQT seeking a great opportunity for September 2018 that allows you to broaden your skill-set into Science?  Or perhaps you're an experienced teacher seeking to retrain in this shortage subject area to expand your career options?  We are a multi-academy who can offer exactly that...  we will provide our successful applicants with the individual support, collaborative opportunities and the best value-added CPD that you should need to be successful as a Science Teacher.  Register your details with us today and begin your journey!  We can offer bespoke advice for any applicants who are keen to embark on this exciting re-training route. 

Who is eligible?  To be considered for the retraining course, you will need to have Qualified Teacher Status by the time you commence employment with us in September 2018.  Ideally, candidates will have a Degree in Sports Science (or similar) and/or a strong A Level grade in Science to use as a foundation for subject knowledge, but we are receptive to receiving applications if you do not meet these exact criteria as we can tailor the course to suit you. 

Details of the course:  Candidates who are successfully enrolled onto the course will be offered fixed term or permanent employment as a Teacher of Science in the respective academy (which will be discussed in detail).  You will receive one-to-one mentoring from a subject specialist and broader training every Wednesday afternoon during CPD sessions.  You will also be eligible to receive the support of our highly knowledgeable and skillful Directors of Improvement for Science who operate across the Trust.  Initial training will focus on Key Stage 3 and 4 course content, exam moderation, practical techniques and health and safety (with a focus on the KS4 core practicals). 

Academies currently offering this programme are;

  • The Leigh Academy - Dartford (DA1 1QE)
  • The Leigh UTC - Dartford (DA1 5TF) 

How to apply:  All we require at this stage is for you to fill in a few details so that we can make contact with you and upload an up-to-date copy of your CV so that we can get a full understanding of your experience, your teacher training programme and your other relevant qualifications.  Our Talent Team will then make contact with you with 48 hours of registering your details to discuss what we have to offer, current opportunities across our 17 academies or those that may be available in due course.  

Let us take this opportunity to stress the key benefit of working for our Trust is the opportunity to build strong working relationships with your colleagues; whether this be within your specific academy or those in the local area. Collaboration is encouraged across all specialisms, positions, key stages and schools.

To demonstrate our support, we can offer the following benefits to candidates who apply to us directly:

•    A welcome pack of resources tailored for Science to help you start a bank of material for your classroom, textbooks, stationery…
•    Continuing training and mentoring from a subject specialist throughout your re-training year so you feel fully supported in all aspects of teaching Science
•    The opportunity to progress within our Trust at your own pace with the full support of our academies – we successfully identify talent and will work with you to achieve your goals

Furthermore, if you refer your friends, peers and colleagues to us and they are successful in securing a position at any one of our schools, we can offer you between £100-£300 as a thank you! Know someone already who may be interested in opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? Click here to let us know.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our committed and knowledgeable Talent Team; 01634 412 245 / 

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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Strood Academy, Carnation Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 717121
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