Thank you for considering Atlantic Academy Portland for your next appointment. We seek an excellent Teacher of Mathematics with an interest in developing their teaching practice in line with the mastery approach, and a commitment to the very highest of standards for themselves and their students. The role is KS3-4 but could also involve some upper KS2 for interested candidates.
Atlantic Academy Portland is a new Academy, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students of Portland, leading the way in the highest standards of education for the students of Weymouth and Portland. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make to the maths outcomes and aspirations for our students. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation be made available at a subsidised rate.
Atlantic Academy Portland offers you an unique opportunity to work in a Reception to Year 11 school where the schemes of learning are coordinated from Key Stage 1-4 . Our primary staff follow the Maths No Problem scheme of learning, with children taught in line with the Mastery approach from Reception, offering secondary teachers the opportunity to work with students who have a deep understanding of mathematics, and inspire and challenge students to achieve greater depth in their understanding and curiosity. We continue the Mastery approach at secondary level, and are active members of the Jurassic Maths Hub, offering brilliant mastery related CPD opportunities for successful candidates, and reflecting our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in every lesson.
Working at Atlantic Academy Portland allows you the opportunity to really teach, with a strict behaviour policy, students who are exceptionally well behaved in lessons, and excellent support from SLT.
The Maths department is energetic, supportive, well organised and resourced, with for example a visualiser and mini whiteboards in every classroom. We plan lessons together in advance to ensure the highest quality lessons, and manageable teacher workload with resources developed and shared for every lesson, allowing you to plan an outstanding lesson small tweeks, rather than starting from scratch.
All staff at Atlantic Academy share our drive to equip students with the qualifications, qualities and skills to reach their personal ambitions, working together creatively to overcome any hurdle which might otherwise disadvantage our children. We all have the highest aspirations for every student and provide exceptional education and pastoral care for each individual. We seek to appoint highly motivated, exceptional teachers and leaders. Successful candidates will have the ability to secure outstanding progress for every child.
The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust (www.aspirationsacademies.org) and will be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). The district members will work closely together sharing resources, expertise, CPD and providing specialist support where appropriate. Magna Academy Poole is also a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, providing many career development pathways and support for rapid progression. The opportunity to become an Aspirant Lead Practitioner, Lead Practitioner or SLE is available, please indicate this in your application if it is an opportunity you may wish to be considered for.
Central to the philosophy of the Aspirations Academies Trust is the innovative Aspirations Framework developed by the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA) which outlines the belief that for all students to have high Aspirations, three Guiding Principles must be present: Self‐Worth, Engagement, and Purpose. These Guiding Principles direct the development of educational experiences from the individual classroom to the entire school building.
You would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark. We will also have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.
We will teach a challenging academic curriculum for all students that will support creativity and innovation. We are driven by a desire, at the core of our mission, to get the best possible results for all of our students, no matter what their starting points or circumstances.
We would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate the potential.