Not the right job for you? Start a new job search on TES

Job details

Job details
Employer Longfield Academy
Location Kent
Salary MPS/UPS (Fringe Allowance)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted Ad expiring tomorrow
Closing date
Job starts 3rd January 2017

About the role: Longfield Academy have a vacancy for a talented Teacher of Design & Technology to join their team and to deliver outstanding teaching and learning for the benefit of their students and the local community.  This is a great role and we would love to hear from candidates that are considering a new opportunity within a highly successful Academy.  The role is initially offered on a fixed term basis from January 2017 through to the end of the academic year with every intention of being made permanent for the right candidate.  

Product Design is a desirable specialism for this role but by no means essential.  Considering the timings of this recruit, we will interview candidates on a rolling basis. We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and inspiring Teacher to deliver D&T lessons at Key Stage 3 and GCSE/BTEC Level at KS4.  The successful candidate will be passionate about this subject area and have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of students with broad and differing needs.You would be joining a committed team that constantly strive for improvement and development in meeting the needs of the Academy's students.  We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that whilst you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  At Longfield Academy, we aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.

Working at the 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 2011 it was judged to be a Good school with many Outstanding features, including all aspects of Leadership and Management. Ofsted also judged it to have Outstanding capacity for further improvement.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a large and growing Sixth Form. In September 2011, Longfield Academy moved into its brand new £25m building with state of the art facilities for learning across all subject areas. Its subject specialisms are in Science and Arts. Particularly innovative are its home access iPad 2 scheme and Bistro called 'The Telescope', which is open to the public every week and run by students.  At the same time it has a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding Academy.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages


What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an outstanding level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students.  Day to day responsibilities will fall in line with the National Teaching Standards.As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.

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. 

About the employer

Vision, mission and values

Everyone learns and develops best when they feel valued, respected and have a sense of self worth. Our vision for the new Academy is a community that has a culture of high expectations for all students and one that offers e...

Information about Longfield Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
1 / 3

Locations and contacts

Main Road
Longfield
Kent
DA3 7PH
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
+44 1474 708309