Teacher of Geography, Kent

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Mascalls AcademyKent

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Start date: 27th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Calling all Geographers… we have a fantastic opportunity for you!  A beautiful school site, reduced workload, well behaved students, the time to do your job and happy staff… what more could you want as a teacher?  Mascalls is one of the highest performing non-selective schools in Kent… the art of teaching is alive and well, and the classroom is calm and pupils are well behaved. CPD is focused on pedagogy, underpinned by up to date research.  Teachers at Mascalls continually develop their craft with the support of their peers and the senior leadership team.

As a Teacher of Geography you’ll be part of a small but highly successful and close-knit Humanities Team.  We organise various trips for all key stages every year, predominantly in the UK but for the first time last year, we ventured to Iceland! 

What we are offering:

  • A salary commensurate with experience
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust academies to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation
  • Complementary holistic therapy to support staff well-being
  • Free use of a staff gym
  • A thriving social and community ethos
  • The duties and responsibilities are outlined in the National Teaching Standards

"Our most recent OFSTED inspection notes that ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up, that Mascalls is a happy place to be and that staff feel valued.

We are on the move to ‘Outstanding’ and are looking for forward-thinking, emotionally intelligent and innovative teachers to join a supportive team that is committed to improving the life chances of young people.  You would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.

Teachers are treated as professionals and given the autonomy to challenge, to take risks and to experiment. Mascalls delegates its feedback policy to each department, eliminating the need for persistent deep dive marking, which has resulted in decreased teacher workload. Mascalls looks after its staff offering free, fortnightly, holistic therapies, free use of the school gym, staff football and netball teams, mindfulness and meditation sessions, tea and coffee made for you in the staff room and possibly the best school caterers in the world.

If this sounds appealing I look forward to receiving your application."

Mr Wayne Barnett - Principal

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your 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 areas 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.

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.  

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.

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More about Mascalls Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1892 835366
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Mascalls Academy is a mixed comprehensive academy that provides an excellent all-round education in a friendly and supportive environment.  We are dynamic, forward-thinking and aim to prepare students for the challenges they will face after scho...