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Subject Leader of Business and Economics

Longfield AcademyKent

About the role: From September 2021, Longfield Academy has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Business and Economics Teacher to join us as Subject Leader, with the potential to become Deputy Director of Learning for the right candidate. This is an excellent position for a first step into leadership, supported by a strong Director of Learning and experienced department. Our successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills and be able to drive and motivate a team who achieve excellent results.  You will join an established and successful department with a collaborative and dedicated team who achieve excellent results.  We have a high uptake of the subjects at all key stages. As one of the only non-selective Ofsted graded Outstanding Post 16 provisions in Kent, it is an ideal opportunity to learn from good practice and be part of our success story.

We are offering up to £6,095 TLR payment subject to experience to address the additional responsibility of this position. ​​​​​​​

Our successful candidate will:

  • Take on this exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy;
  • Work within state of the art facilities;
  • Receive guaranteed CPD which will be tailored to individual requirements;
  • Receive ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout Leigh Academies Trust;
  • Receive a competitive salary which will be reflected by the success achieved while in post.

Education and Training

  • Will hold a good honours degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Will hold a teaching qualification

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Working at Longfield Academy: 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 May 2018, we were judged to be 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form provision -  a well-deserved accolade. Our school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a large and growing Sixth Form. In recent years, Longfield Academy moved into its brand new £25m building with state of the art facilities for learning across all subject areas.

Being 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 -

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.

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