Teacher of RE, Greenwich

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Stationers' Crown Woods AcademyGreenwich

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role: We are looking to recruit an ambitious and driven Teacher of Religious Studies who will join us for the new academic year in September 2020. At Stationers' Crown Woods Academy you will be part of a large, enthusiastic team of RE specialists who are committed to providing a challenging and knowledge rich curriculum focusing on the diversity of perspectives reflected in the local community. The fact that all students in years 7-11 study RE as part of the core curriculum is testament to the value that the academy places on the subject. RE is highly respected for its central role in developing skills and attributes that will underpin students' development throughout their life.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an academy where teachers are supported and encouraged to develop their classroom practice through a wide range of development opportunities. Our pedagogical approach is based on the latest evidence and research and ensures that teaching is efficient and effective whilst prioritising staff wellbeing. We firmly believe in the value of direct instruction, retrieval practice, low stakes testing and question level analysis in all years as part of an on-going ‘close the gap’ strategy that proactively eliminates the need for reactive year 11 intervention. Furthermore, the academy's zero tolerance approach to misbehaviour and low-level disruption enables you to focus on delivering high quality teaching in a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning.

The £50 million campus incorporates four home schools each serving 450 students, alongside a range of state-of-the-art resources for sport, the arts and digital communication. This structure has enabled us to build an academy where every pupil is able to achieve their full potential. An academy where no child feels lost and no child is left behind. An academy where the bonds between parent, teacher and child are strong. 

As part of The Leigh Academies Trust we are able to offer even further scope for collaboration, developing best practice, staff investment and training opportunities at both classroom and leadership level. 

This role would be suitable for NQTs or more experienced teachers. Please  view the Job Description which is in-line with the National Teaching Standards.

If you would like to join us then apply if you have:

  • Commitment to highly effective classroom practice based on evidence and research
  • Belief in the central role of a broad and inclusive RE curriculum
  • Knowledge and experience of teaching RE
  • High expectations of all students

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

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.

We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19:  Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary.  We will still conduct face to face interviews where possible, and will abide by social distancing protocols such as no hand-shaking, using large meeting rooms, etc.  Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person - this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted.  If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk.



More about Stationers' Crown Woods Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 145 Bexley Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2PT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8850 7678
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Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is a 1,560-pupil secondary school with a sixth form. It is a non-denominational establishment that educates students aged between 11 and 18. The coeducational school is based in Eltham, London and was converted to acad...