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Teacher of Humanities and ICT / Middle Leader for Behaviour and Inclusion - Full-time

Inspire Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-7000-37T
  • Posted:07/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS + SEN + TLR3
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:27/11/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:01/12/2022 & 02/12/2022


We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspirational Humanities / ICT teacher.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead Humanities / ICT and drive further improvements, as well as being a great opportunity to be part of a forward thinking team.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success and the ability to achieve the best outcomes for all students.  We are particularly interested in candidates who share our commitment to improving the life chances of young people regardless of background.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their career as we are committed to fully supporting professional development and helping our colleagues achieve their career potential.

If you are an outstanding practitioner with a commitment to high standards and a passion for Humanities / ICT, we would be delighted to hear from you and look forward to receiving an application.

Opportunities for further progression will be available across the MAT for enthusiastic and ambitious candidates.  This is a public-facing role, so fluency in English is required.

This post is a position for 1265 hours per annum / 195 days per year.

Visits to the Academy are welcomed.  Please contact Brittany Durling (HR Administrator) via email to arrange - bdurling@inspireacademy.org.uk

Closing date:  27/11/2022 at 11:59pm

To apply, please download a copy of the PLT Application Form attached to this job advert, and return it once completed to the Job Contact below:

We are unable to accept CVs.  CVs submitted via an agency will not be considered.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:  Brittany Durling
  • Academy Address:  Silverbank, Churchill Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LB
  • Telephone:  01634 827372
  • Email: bdurling@inspireacademy.org.uk

For a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification attached to this post, please email the Job Contact above.  Or alternatively, please go to https://www.inspireacademy.org.uk/vacancies/teaching-staff-vacancies to download a copy from our website.

Information about the school

Information about the Academy:

Inspire Academy is an SEMH Special School for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and forms part of The Parallel Learning Multi-Academy Trust.

All the students at Inspire Academy have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan), with a primary need of SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health). Some exhibit very challenging behaviour and Mainstream schooling is not always the most appropriate setting for them. Sometimes their first encounter of school has been chaotic and certainly challenging, many have had a fragmented education and have fallen behind their peers academically. This often results in self-esteem issues and anti-social behaviour.

With small classes and amazing staff that truly understand SEMH we feel that once a student starts at Inspire they have every opportunity to turn their lives around. Every child has the right to achieve and we believe that every parent and carer has the right to expect that Inspire Academy will do its very best for their child. With this in mind we work closely with parents and carers and other agencies to help each student make positive choices and changes which will serve them better in their future.

A key feature that we try to adopt is teaching the students to take responsibility for their behaviour and consequences. We teach them to try and put things right when they go wrong, together with learning the values of tolerance and respect for themselves and others.

Information about the Trust:

Parallel Learning Trust is a Special and Alternative Provision Multi- Academy Trust.

The Trust is committed to transforming lives for all pupils. Currently, we have seven academies that offer alternative or special provision for those children with social, emotional or mental health needs, with clear plans for sustainable growth over the next 3 years.

The Parallel Learning Trust was founded in 2014 to support the conversion of Park Campus and Kennington Park.

The Members and Directors of the Trust have a wealth of experience, brought together by a passion for giving children the best start in life.

You can find out more about skills and attributes of the Members and Directors by going to the following page: www.plt.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Brittany Durling, HR & SLT Administrator
  • Address:Silverbank, Churchill Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LB
  • Telephone: 01634 827372
  • Email: bdurling@inspireacademy.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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.