About the role: Join the successful Mathematics Department at The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy and be part of a STEM based learning approach, where problem solving and employer links are at the heart of learning. With this approach we take pride in being extremely successful in all of our maths courses that we offer, boasting outstanding results in GCSE maths, Core maths, GCSE Resits, AS maths and Further maths. Our recent achievements in GCSE maths resulted in our students achieving in the top 10% nationally, with our disadvantaged students progressing more in all categories.
Being unique as one of the only centres in the county to deliver Core Maths at scale, has had a direct impact on Kent being rated 1st out of 150 local authorities for achievement in the Technical Baccalaureate at Post-16 level. Virtually all entries for this set of demanding qualifications in Kent took place at The Leigh UTC. 69% of our students received grades A-C and 14% grade A, compared to 47% and 9% nationally.
With the recent changes in GCSE and A-level, we have ensured that all our staff are sufficiently prepared, by encouraging them to attend relevant CPD related to mastery and problem solving. Our department is fully equipped with practitioners that are engaging in the most pioneering developments in mathematical teaching, and even leading professional development in Core maths to other centres. We have members of staff that are accredited PD leads for NCETM and Casio graphing calculators . Staff have also attended courses led by MEI and FMSP such as Teaching Advanced Maths, Teaching Further Maths, Teaching Statistics and GCSE Problem solving.
As a key priority, we are keen to ensure that students experience a rich mathematical curriculum. Our students regularly participate in competitions such as UKMT, year 10 Maths Feast (FMSP), and events held by Universities such as King's College, Canterbury Christchurch, Cambridge University and UCL.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Maths Teacher for September, with a potential of a Key Stage responsibility, to add to our department.
About The Leigh UTC: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum throughout Key Stage 4 and 5, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The project-based approach develops a deeper understanding of real issues and creates life-long real world learning in a 21st century engineering society. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that are emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.
The Leigh UTC has a clear vision to be a distinctive education provider for outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Our newly built centre of excellence will enable up to 600 young people from the region to learn from a personalised curriculum, which emphasises the practical application of academic and vocational learning. Through our specialisms we will raise standards across the UTC, expecting all students to excel. We will develop the next generation of ‘world class’ engineers by inspiring them passionately through a diverse curriculum delivered by a combination of Higher Education sector staff, Business entrepreneurs and UTC staff.
About Inspiration Academy @ The Leigh UTC: Opening for September 2017 as an expansion of the The Leigh UTC, the mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people from Year 7 to 9 (Key Stage 3) who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners. Through a rigorous, broad and balanced personalised learning programme, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and maths, the Inspiration Academy will afford its students the experiences, skills and values that will prepare them not only for examination courses within The Leigh UTC, but also for career pathways and global competition in the 21st century. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.
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.