Teacher of RS & Philosophy, Medway

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The Victory AcademyMedway

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of RS & Philosophy (maternity cover)

Our growing Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of RS & Philosophy to join our Humanities department. You will be a motivated and enthusiastic teacher who has a positive and open approach to learning.  

The Victory Academy was officially opened in September 2015 and is sponsored by The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are privileged to work in a stunning modern building which provides a brilliant learning environment with excellent resources. The pupils at our Academy need nurturing and consistency. 

The Academy is focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel, including our staff. We proudly host ‘Victory Day’ each September and invite the local community, parents, pupils and staff from our Trust neighbour schools to take part in a fun day which spreads our Victory spirit and starts the academic year with a bang.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that our students will be dynamic members of society when they leave the Academy. 

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. 

 Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve   

What you will need to succeed: 

You will have QTS and recent experience of working as a RS & Philosophy teacher. We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers. You will be dedicated to ensuring all of our pupils achieve their very best, passionate about teaching and learning and have a positive outlook and interpersonal skills. We want to employ teachers who have Good or Outstanding practice, along with high expectations for yourself and the children.  We want to employ teachers who are a great team member and are keen to seek CPD, are able to hit the ground running in a school which is on the way to improving and eliminating previous challenges. The Victory Academy aims to nurture and inspire all staff to progress their career with responsibility and leadership. We look to employ teachers who understand and share our values and ethos. 

What you will get in return from The Victory Academy: 

The opportunity to work in a newly built school and join at a time where you can set the benchmark. We are proud to work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. You will benefit from vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust. 

As a teacher at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust you can also benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.  We can also offer excellent CPD opportunities, particularly through the New Horizons Teaching School’s alliance, which also offers a great support network for our staff.  Teachers to join our happy and friendly academy can also benefit from a discounted price of the Thinking Fitness gym, which is conveniently located on the site of Holcombe Grammar school which is a 1 minute drive from Victory Academy.  

What you need to do now: 

If you are interested in working in a brand new school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career and join at the start of a new and exciting time for this academy, then please apply today!

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to call our Recruitment Officer, Ruth Rivers, to book a no-pressure tour of the school and to meet some of our staff. We also encourage any early applications and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we suitable candidate is found.  

If this position as a Teacher of RS & Philosophy at The Victory Academy is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please contact Ruth Rivers to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any future positions. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about The Victory Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 303005
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