Teacher of History (with potential for leadership opportunities)
Laidlaw Schools Trust
St. Nicholas Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
MPS/UPS/Leadership (dependent upon experience and expertise)
The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Teacher of History for Laidlaw Schools Trust, to be based initially at Academy 360 with the possibility of working at Excelsior Academy, to begin in January 2020.
The successful candidate will work closely with our principals at the secondary schools to ensure all of our pupils achieve their potential in History. They will lead the development of an exciting curriculum to meet the needs of every one of our learners and improve academic progress and attainment.
Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). It currently comprises of two all-through academies, Excelsior Academy, educating pupils from 2 – 19 years, Academy 360 teaching students from 4 – 16 years, and four primary academies in Newcastle and Sunderland. Our communities are diverse, including areas of social disadvantage as well as some that are exclusively white British and some with high levels of BME.
We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that, as a learning organisation, we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools.
The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The successful applicant will initially be based in Academy 360 with the opportunity to work in Excelsior Academy where they will teach History. They will also benefit from development opportunities provided by a partnership with Sedgefield Community College and LST through the North East One Vision Programme.
To apply for this post please complete the LST application form and submit a letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 identifying the key challenges for teaching History and explaining how your experience to date has prepared you to address them.
Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website www.laidlawschoolstrust.com/careers/. Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school, please contact Michaela Kelly at Academy 360, 0191 300 6506. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Rachel Donohue on 0191 300 6506.
Closing Date: 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd October
Interviews will take place: 24th or 25th October 2019
Applications should be returned to: Michaela Kelly, Michaela.Kelly@academy360.co.uk
We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.