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Employer The Leigh Academy
Location Dartford
Salary MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1st January 2018

We are seeking an outstanding Teacher of PE to join our thriving department at The Leigh Academy. In addition to teaching core PE, experience in teaching the new Level 3 BTEC Sport, the new curriculum for GCSE and A Level PE would also be of benefit. Applications from NQTs as well as experienced teachers are most welcome.

About the role:  The department is comprised of a team of eleven enthusiastic and well qualified full time staff. Each teacher is involved in the active delivery of the National Curriculum for PE in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 in addition to GCSE PE (AQA), BTEC Sport (Edexcel) courses & GCE PE (AQA). The department is heavily committed to extra-curricular activities, which help to promote the subject to its current highly successful position.  We have strong teams who win annual district, county & national competitions in many games and athletics competitions. 

Each student has four 60 minute lessons in Key Stage 3 and three  60 minute lessons in Key Stage 4 over a two week timetable.  Our examination PE courses in Key Stage 4 are very popular and include five further lessons in Key Stage 4, at least two of which covers the theory element of the course.

Our indoor facilities include a 4 badminton court sports hall with sprung floor, dance studio and a fitness studio which includes equipment such as treadmills, bikes and rowing machines. Our outdoor facilities include three football pitches, one rugby pitch, three netball courts and a GOALS 5-a-side soccer centre on site. For full details please For more information, please consult the Job Description.

Working for the Leigh Academy:  The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The Academy is divided into four Colleges: Brunel, Chaucer, Darwin and Da Vinci - each has their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.  

Overall, the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic Leadership Team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages in their careers.  Our award winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning plazas and classrooms built around a day-lit wintergarden give the academy a unique and special character.  It is also an academy that is conscious of its environment as it is brimming with sustainable innovations such as passive cooling, earth tubes and passive ventilation.

We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department not only within The Leigh Academy, but within the wider Trust as well.  Full support will be provided and you'll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you.  We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  At The Leigh Academy we aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.  

What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently at an outstanding level. Whether you are at the start of your career or an expert teacher we focus on what attributes you will bring to the academy and most importantly what impact you will have on our students. 

As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.  

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 area 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.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

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. 

About the employer

The Leigh Academy is a mainstream, state-academy secondary school for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Dartford in Kent and there are 1485 pupils on roll.  The school is recognised as being one of the highest achieving comprehensive school...

Information about The Leigh Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Green Street
Green Road
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1QE
United Kingdom
+44 1322 620 401