Teacher of Science, Longfield

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Longfield AcademyLongfield

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  Are you seeking a new opportunity for January 2019?  Are you a Science Teacher, able to deliver Chemistry to Key Stage 5?  Longfield Academy has a great opportunity to appoint a talented and inspiring teacher who will join us for the new year, strengthening our already successful department even further.  Our successful candidate will be passionate about their subject, committed to academic excellence and have the ability to motivate, support and enthuse students. You will join an established department with a friendly, dedicated team who achieve excellent results.  We are a 'Good' school with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form provision; it is desirable that our successful candidate will be able to deliver the academic sciences at Post 16. 

We can be receptive to teachers joining us at varying stages in their career; whether you are a recently qualified teacher or one who has many years teaching experience, we can ensure that you are developed within the department and wider academy.  Please consult the Job Description for further details which is aligned with the National Teaching Standards. 

Working at Longfield Academy:  Longfield Academy is a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy opened in September 2008, replacing Axton Chase School. Since then student outcomes have rapidly improved. In May 2018, we were judged to be 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form provision -  a well-deserved accolade.   Our school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a large and growing Sixth Form. In recent years, Longfield Academy moved into its brand new £25m building with state of the art facilities for learning across all subject areas.

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.

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.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1474 700700
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Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust. The Trust also includes several other secondary Academies – The Leigh Academy, Stationers Crown Woods Academy, Mascalls and Wilmington Academy, a special needs school – Milestone Academy, and se...