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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

We are delighted to welcome you to The Hundred of Hoo All Through Academy. The Hundred of Hoo is quickly becoming known as a centre with high expectations, high standards and high achievements. Throughout every part of our Academy we are committed to the learning, development and future opportunities of all our young people, supporting our vision of creating a community that aspires to the highest standards, achieves to the best of our ability, and excels in all that we do.

We as an academy are student centred, so all our efforts, our work and our endeavours revolve around the achievement of each pupil’s academic, social and emotional potential. We appreciate that academic learning is very important, though not the only measure of success, and we believe that all children are entitled to access a world class education. Through innovation and creative thinking, we will work tirelessly to ensure that every child leaves education with all the skills required to lead a productive, successful, and most importantly, a happy adult life.

At The Hundred of Hoo Academy, we will combine good manners and etiquette with 21st Century innovation and creativity to ensure our pupils are more than just educated, they become globally minded citizens who will be empowered to change their own lives and the lives of those around them.

This will be achieved by: Providing an IB influenced learning curriculum that creates; Inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people that act with integrity, and contribute to the local community. They will also help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, recognising that other people with their differences can also be right. Having staff that aspire to the highest standards, who model and encourage a love of learning within a nurturing environment that supports students to achieve their greatest academic potential and excel in all they do. Fostering a partnership with parents and carers so that they share the same high aspirations for their child, feel welcomed and valued by the school community, and are able to provide support in their child’s learning and development 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. 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 are a disciplined Academy, where pupils thrive in a culture defined by mutual respect and impeccable behaviour. We unashamedly focus on academic excellence and focus on every child achieving highly in subjects that will serve them well beyond school and into the next stage of their education and into their careers.

All learning experiences offer the opportunity for children to apply their understanding in a global context developing their notion of international mindedness and therefore becoming principled global citizens.

We have an uncompromising culture of no excuses, and we insist on high standards for staff and pupils. We mean this, we follow it and we refer to it every day because we believe in it. Every pupil matters, every pupil can achieve, every lesson counts.

“Our values decide our character; our character decides our value.” – James Kerr

The ethos created within our community are based on the values we promote ASPIRE to the very highest standards ACHIEVE to the best of our ability EXCEL in all that we do

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.

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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating 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:Holly Neve (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Main Road Hoo, Hoo St Werburgh, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9HH
  • Telephone: 01634 251443
  • Email: office@hundredofhooacademy.org.uk

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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.