About the role: Strood Academy are seeking to appoint a talented Teacher of English to join our department of 15 staff for the new year academic year commencing September 2019. With responsibility for teaching across all three key stages across the academy, our successful teacher will be joining a committed team of experienced, newly qualified and trainee teachers and also be in receipt of incredibly strong and positive leadership of the faculty.
We can offer the opportunity to join a school at an exciting time as the rapid improvements that we are making are gaining momentum. As a result of SLT’s focus on improving Teaching & Learning, strong signs of sustainable improvement have already been achieved. Our successful candidate’s input is essential to ensuring this trend continues.
Our results demonstrate that a very high proportion of our pupils make expected progress and moving forward, we aim for all students to have a positive Progress 8 score. Our key areas for development in the department are to fully embed the new curriculum and improving the outcomes for High Ability Students; two areas that the newly appointed teacher will work on. Our successful teacher will also demonstrate the ability to self-review and make changes as necessary.
Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.
Our core value is “Building ambition; inspiring pride” and our purpose at Strood Academy is to:
- nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy;
- shape leaders within a global community;
- develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and;
- help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens.
We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Strood Academy joined Leigh Academies Trust in January 2017 and as part of this move, we are able to provide our employees in every remit with the opportunity to collaborate with peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust - we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. Our staff-force are expected to undertake regular self-development to continue professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
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. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
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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.