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Lead Practitioner - Science - Full-time

The Hundred of Hoo Academy, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-4000-43L
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:Leadership scale commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:Easter 2023
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with offers made as soon as possible.

Leigh Academies Trust is ambitious about the progress and development of teaching and learning within its schools. Our mission is to create an outstanding organisation that inspires learners with excellence in academic achievement and personal development.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding science practitioner with a proven track record of teaching excellence to join our expanding Academy Improvement Team and become our Lead Practitioner of Science for Easter 2023. You will help to inspire our committed and supportive team across the academy, modelling and leading the improvement of teaching skills to raise student achievement in all groups and to narrow any gaps in attainment.  We warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about science and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.  

Your focus will be on raising attainment in science by working with other teachers and leaders across the organisation. You will be expected to support colleagues to deliver their timetable to the very highest standards and be open-minded to step in and support when necessary. This is a unique, exciting opportunity for career development towards headship.

Achievement for all students regardless of background is our key objective. We offer stimulating learning environments where effective teaching and learning are underpinned by high-quality interpersonal relationships. If you are ambitious for yourself and the learners you serve, then you are the person we need.

Click here to read more about the Principal, Carl Hassett, at The Hundred of Hoo Academy

As a Lead Practitioner for Science, you will be part of a large team with a wide range of experience and expertise. The department continues to successfully train and develop trainee teachers and ECTs as a means of investing in the future of the department and the academy. With senior leaders also in the department, you will be able to rely on the expertise of established practitioners who will also play a part in working with you to continue to develop the science curriculum and implement this effectively. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly effective practitioner to contribute and support the leadership of raising standards in teaching and learning across the department, which will inevitably have a positive and direct impact on pupils' learning and experience in science. 

Achievement for all students regardless of background is our key objective. We offer stimulating learning environments where effective teaching and learning are underpinned by high-quality interpersonal relationships. If you are ambitious for yourself and the learners you serve, then you are the person we need.

 

Information about the school

Working with our academy: The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a unique all-through academy with pupils from Reception up to Sixth Form. In September 2011, The Hundred of Hoo converted to academy status. Just one year later, Ofsted judged the academy as “good with outstanding features” recognising the relentless focus and ambition that we have. In September 2015 the academy welcomed its first Reception class thereby extending its age range to 4-year-old children. This exciting provision demonstrates the academy’s sense of ambition to serve the community where pupils’ academic journey represents a cradle to university principle.

The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a high achieving institution. Our last Ofsted inspection notes “Leaders’ clear determination and unwaveringly high expectations ensure a culture of continual improvement.”, that Hundred of Hoo’s “well-established learning routines support teachers’ high expectations for pupils’ conduct and engagement with their learning”. We were graded a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour and it is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

The Hundred of Hoo 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 giving the academy a unique and special character, and our new Special Resource Provision building opening this summer.

At The Hundred of Hoo Academy we are offer:

  • Coaching and support.
  • A bespoke CPD programme. -Complementary staff wellbeing activities.
  • Free use of the sports facilities.
  • A thriving social and community ethos.

​​​​​​We believe that children and adults flourish when they learn and work as members of a supportive, cohesive community built on high expectations, rigour, mutual respect and pride in their own and each other’s achievements.

We believe that:

  • All children are entitled to access a world class education
  • Everyone, regardless of background or starting point, can achieve the highest academic standards
  • Children should be equipped with values, attitudes and attributes that will serve them well to be lifelong learners.
  • All members of staff deserve great challenge and support on their journey to becoming masters of their craft.

"The Hundred of Hoo is quickly becoming known as a centre with high expectations, high standards and high achievements. Throughout every element of academy life; our ethos about what we do, what we believe in and what we value, is clear. Above all else, we are about children and young people, their learning and their needs which is encapsulated in our strapline; “Aspire, Achieve, Excel”. We are about the whole child. We are a school which is child centred, and so all our efforts, our work and our endeavours revolve around the achievement of each pupil’s potential, academically, socially and emotionally." Primary Principal Mike Etheridge

"We combine good manners and etiquette with 21st Century innovation and creativity to support our vision of creating a community that aspire to the very highest standards, achieve to the best of our ability and excel in all that we do. I genuinely care about the life chances of all young people, and as the Principal of The Hundred of Hoo Academy, I find the prospect of being instrumental in raising aspirations and attainment in this community enormously exciting. I am proud to work in education and believe that at the centre of everything we do is the individual child. Our staff are committed, caring and professional in all that they do as practitioners." - Secondary Principal Carl Guerin-Hassett

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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.