Teacher of Technology, Kent

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Wilmington AcademyKent

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + scope for TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

About the role:  For September 2019, Wilmington Academy is seeking a talented Technology Teacher that can inspire the creative minds of the future.  The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and have the ability to motivate, support and enthuse students. You will join a successful, established team working in a modern, well-equipped environment.    

We are an IB World School delivering IB Design & Technology, Applied General Food & Nutrition and BTEC Engineering; training will be provided to upskill our successful candidate where necessary.  We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work with access to the highest quality CPD that ensures you are at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation.  Our students are keen to learn and succeed and appreciate their teachers’ support and dedication. 

PGCE students are most welcome in addition to highly experienced teachers and we can accommodate a June/July start for NQTs.  We can offer a bespoke professional development package based on your level of experience and career objectives, and there is also scope to offer a TLR for a teacher interested in additional responsibility; this could be within the subject specialism or across the wider academy or even Trust based on your skill-set.  

About Wilmington Academy:  Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010.  The Academy is a highly successful, growing secondary of 1,100 pupils housed in state of the art buildings in a semi-rural location just outside of Dartford.  Rated by OfSTED as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management, Wilmington offers a calm and purposeful learning environment where students can flourish and succeed.  We are an ambitious and forward-thinking school and became an IB World School in May 2017.

The hard work, skill and dedication of our talented staff ensure that students at the academy make excellent progress. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications so that every student can be a success and follow positive progression pathways. Value added puts in the top band for similar schools nationally in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and examination outcomes are among the best of non-selective schools in Kent. 

Our success is achieved through teamwork.  Subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas to achieve the very best outcomes for our students.  We support the Trust model of small schools within a school, so that no student is left behind.  Vertical tutor groups, an excellent pastoral programme underpinned by a strong moral purpose helps students to develop into responsible, well-educated young adults who are ready to take their next steps in life.  A large proportion of our students go on to University and high level apprenticeships.

We aim for excellence in everything we do and have received recognition at regional and national level for our work.  We are forward thinking and outward facing, constantly striving to advance and improve.  We are very supportive and offer excellent training and development opportunities for staff at the various stages of their careers.  We are a friendly, caring and ambitious community placing the academic progress and welfare of our students at the heart of everything we do.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 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 in September 2020.  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

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.   

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
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7DR, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1322 272111
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Wilmington Academy is a mixed, non-selective 11-19 secondary school with sixth form, situated in Wilmington near Dartford in Kent. There are 840 students on the school roll, 100 of whom are in the sixth form. Wilmington Academy is part of Leigh Acade...