Teacher of History and Religious Studies, Cumbria

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West Lakes AcademyCumbria

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

MPR/UPR; Full time from September 2019 

• Corporate healthcare scheme

• Excellent professional development opportunities.

• A friendly and supportive learning environment with excellent student/staff relationships

• An exciting, modern state-of-the-art building with unrivalled facilities

West Lakes Academy was inspected in March 2017 and judged to be outstanding in all aspects. A key strength of this report was "Pupils currently in the school are making rapid and sustained progress across all subject areas." 

 We are looking for someone who can improve on that already outstanding performance. 

 We are a thriving, ambitious and forward thinking 11-18 academy situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District. Our modern £26m building provides outstanding facilities, incorporating cutting edge technology which creates a bright and motivational learning environment. As a Teaching School and Multi Academy Trust we are building strong links with other schools in the local area and nationally. This role therefore provides significant career development opportunities as we continue to grow. We offer a comprehensive programme of individualised, evidence based CPD as well as encouraging colleagues to further their development through courses such as the National Professional Qualifications, a Masters degree, or supporting extra-curricular qualifications. 

The academy’s Sponsors - Sellafield Limited, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Central Lancashire have each played an important role in its success and are committed to its continued improvement. 

The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for the past 5 years, last year seeing 438 applications for 180 places. At the time of advertising we have 1236 students on roll.

As well as our Teaching School Alliance, we are part of the Western Lakes Teaching Schools Alliance and are building strong links with other schools in the area.  We offer a comprehensive programme of CPD.  

We are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and have 21st century ICT facilities to provide a truly outstanding learning environment. We benefit considerably from our sponsors, Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.  We also have close links with our Education Partner, UCLan. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed, inspirational and forward thinking Teacher of History and Religious Studies to join the academy. The successful candidate will have an unwavering belief in the potential of every student to succeed within both subjects, and will have the contagious enthusiasm for the subjects which excites and motivates students across all Key Stages.  Students at West Lakes Academy can opt to study History at GCSE and A Level and Religious Studies is a core component of our curriculum, all students from Years 7 to 11 attend Religious Studies lessons weekly.

For an informal discussion about this role or to arrange a visit, please contact, Sophie McCabe, Vice Principal on 01946 820356.

West Lakes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure with regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details and application forms are available from our website www.westlakesacademy.org.uk.  The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20th May 2019.

More about West Lakes Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1946 820356
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West Lakes Academy in Egremont, Cumbria, provides education to children from 11 to 18 years old. We opened in September 2008 and moved into our brand new building in March 2012. As an academy, we are independently governed but state funded and free t...