Teacher of Citizenship and Personal Development (PSHE), London

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Chelsea AcademyLondon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main Scale + Chelsea Academy Benefits + Recruitment and Retention Allowance of up to £2000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Chelsea Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Citizenship and Personal Development (PSHE), who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. The Academy values the importance of PSHE and Citizenship and you will join a supportive and inclusive department team that works tirelessly to promote PSHE and Citizenship across the Academy. We are starting to refresh our curriculum and so the successful candidate will have a part to play in designing a world class curriculum in this area.

In particular, candidates should have:

  • An excellent track record teaching at GCSE demonstrated through exemplary examination results (for NQTs, the ability to describe how to get excellent GCSE  results would be an advantage)
  • The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others 
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
  • A clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Science and associated curriculum areas
  • The passion and commitment to work in an outstanding, inner-city Academy.

Applications from NQTs are welcome and will be considered

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 and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% 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. 

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), 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 (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. 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 Wednesday 18th April 2018  at 12pm.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 24th April 2018.  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 Advisor) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org 

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.

Matt Williams

Principal



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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
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...