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Curriculum Lead - Technology - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-4-L
  • Posted:28/04/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR 2 (3)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:28/05/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC

Schools this job is for


About the role: We are seeking to appoint a full time Curriculum Lead - Technology who can deliver high quality learning opportunities for our students in DT. As the subject leader, you will have whole-academy responsibility for this subject area and will develop and will be an integral part of our team that ensures the Hayesbrook Academy becomes an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Provider.  Applications are welcomed from experienced teachers who are seeking to take on extra responsibility. 

We are looking for a curriculum expert in the full range of design and technology disciplines with superb subject and curriculum knowledge. The Curriculum Lead will be involved in supporting teachers and leaders to develop the quality of their curriculum. Ideally, our successful candidate will have the ability to teach Resistance Materials and Food Technology.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Working at Hayesbrook Academy is a unique opportunity as it transitions to becoming Leigh Academy Tonbridge and becomes Co-educational in September 2023. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. 

What we are offering:

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post 
  • Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge
  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject​​​​​​​

The role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR 2 (3) £6,697.

If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk)​​​​​​

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £300 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.​​​​​​​


Information about the trust

About the role: We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced Invigilator to join us as soon as possible, for the exams taking place throughout the academic year. The ideal candidate will be punctual and well organised, an excellent communicator, have experience of supervising students and be flexible with their availability. Whilst experience is preferred, full training will be provided for the successful candidate. Whilst the role is ad-hoc, hours will be agreed with the successful candidates in advance and there will be an opportunity to work regularly during the academy’s usual examination periods.

Please note that the Invigilator role is offering £9.55 per hour and previous experience is desirable for this post. ​​​​​​​

What we expect from you: The main purpose of this role is to supervise examinations and to ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions. ​​​​​​​

Typical duties include the following;

To ensure a calm environment to give the candidates the best possible exam experience.

To set up the examination rooms as determined by the Cover and Exams Manager.

To be aware of any needs that candidates may have during an examination.

To ensure that no inappropriate/not allowed items are brought into an examination room.

To ensure that candidates follow regulations of an exam room and to be vigilant at all times.

Ensure all candidates are aware of the information and of any notice that may affect them.

To ensure all candidates are seated according to the seating plan provided.

To ensure all candidates receive appropriate exam question papers and answer papers.

To record attendance on the appropriate attendance register.

To ensure that there is no talking or disruption for the candidates once an exam has begun.

To ensure answer scripts are collected, sorted into candidate number order and supervised as required, passing them safely to the Cover and Exams Manager for dispatch.

To maintain security and confidentiality at all times.

To highlight any concerns or issues to the Cover and Exams Manager.

To assist in other activities as may reasonably be requested by the Centre from time to time.


Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls 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 – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).