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Coordinator of Learning - History - Full-time

Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-4001-328T
  • Posted:02/12/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR
  • Start Date:Easter 2023
  • App Close Date:12/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you ready for the next step in your teaching career? Are you seeking a new opportunity for Easter 2023 that offers progression? Would you thrive in our supportive and highly successful department?

Ebbsfleet Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Coordinator of Learning - History from Easter 2023. We are seeking to appoint an inspiring teacher who is looking to take the next steps in their career and who will play a pivotal role in the progress and drive of this department. You’ll be joining the school at an exciting time as the rapid improvements we are making are gaining momentum and we can offer tailored CPD and opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust in due course to suit you. ​​​​​​​

 Our successful candidate will be able:

  • ​​​​​​​To teach History lessons to groups of students of all abilities across the school
  • To help raise the quality of teaching and learning in the department lessons across all Key Stages
  • To ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives and delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies
  • To take into account the differing ability of students and differentiate work accordingly.  
  • To encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.  
  • To encourage and foster intellectual curiosity.  
  • To deal with inappropriate behaviour quickly and effectively according to the school behaviour policy.  
  • To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students.  
  • To set appropriate tasks and challenges for homework according to the published timetable, and ensure that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.  
  • To keep careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy.  
  • To ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom, which is changed frequently.  
  • To attend scheduled meetings in the Humanities Department and school
  • To work with colleagues in the Humanities Department to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual students and to the aims and objectives.​​​​​​​

What are we looking for in you? 

The Coordinator of Learning - History role is critical to the success of the Academy in developing into a centre of educational excellence. It is the responsibility of all teachers to contribute to creative and expansive schemes of work and deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities to students of all abilities, thereby improving student outcomes in all key stages in this vitally important subject area.​​​​​​​

The successful candidate will receive;

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post + TLR 
  • 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;​​​​​​​

This is a permanent, full-time position offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR.

Information about the school

Working with us: ​​​​​Ebbsfleet Academy is a dynamic and successful 11-18 Academy serving the local community. We have students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to the richness of our school population.

At Ebbsfleet Academy our aim is to get the best out of every student; excellence in teaching and learning is therefore at the heart of our work. Our vision is based on three core values: ‘Be Ready, Work Hard, Be Nice’. In working towards instilling these values in our students, we strive to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for all. Our curriculum is based around the needs of our students and consists of a rich blend of academic and vocational qualifications, all supported by fantastic learning resources including outstanding sports facilities, as well as modern, generously equipped classrooms, workshops and laboratories. All areas are served by excellent ICT facilities. Working together, in partnership with all stakeholders but especially parents and carers, we are creating a dynamic and innovative learning institution.

Our ambition is to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential, develop as courteous, confident and capable young people and leave with an education that has fully equipped them to go on to university or the career of their choice. Ebbsfleet Academy is proud to be a community school. As such we can cater specifically for the learning styles and social needs of our learners. Our curriculum allows students to develop socially, behaviourally and academically at their own pace and in their own unique ways. This reflects positively in our results.

Exam results are only one measure of success. We foster students’ wider interests and skills through a varied programme of extracurricular activities and student leadership opportunities, all of which are essential to nurturing potential outside the classroom. We have high expectations of everyone in our school. Our provision includes extension for the most able, as well as targeted support and intervention, to ensure all students achieve to the best of their ability and that they leave Ebbsfleet Academy equipped with the skills needed to excel in today’s world. By working in partnership with all stakeholders, especially parents and carers, we have created a dynamic and innovative learning environment.

As a proud member of Leigh Academies Trust, our leaders also benefit from wider collaboration across a community of highly successful leaders, with continued investment in staff a core value of the Trust and our academy.

Ofsted: Ebbsfleet Academy were pleased to receive a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, following a full inspection that took place in October 2019.

The outcome highlights the quality in the academy’s offering: the quality of education is good; pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are good; inspectors made several positive comments about the Academy including:

  • “The school is well led and managed. The new principal leads with determination and passion.”
  • “Pupils take pride in their work and their school”
  • “Staff expect the best from all pupils and are ambitious for them.”
  • “Teachers expect pupils to behave well. They deal quickly with poor behaviour.”
  • “Pupils say that bullying is rare and when it does happen, teachers sort it out quickly.”
  • “Pupils have lots of opportunities to develop their personal skills and to understand the world around them.”
  • “Pupils are confident that staff will look after them”

Vision and values: Our vision is for Ebbsfleet Academy to become the number one school of choice in the local community. It is to be an oversubscribed school that children walk to, with their friends, a school to which they enjoy coming and one of which they feel proud.

Our vision is of a school characterised by outstanding teaching, lessons that inspire and ignite, where pupils and staff excel, and where the excellent exam results are merely the outcome of the outstanding teaching, rather than the aim in itself.

Our vision is of a school with the highest of standards and expectations, an orderly and respectful environment, of a school where relationships between staff and pupils are exceptionally positive and courteous, and a school where staff are highly fulfilled and feel valued.

Our vision is of a school where all the difficulties and disadvantages of the outside world are left at the school gate.

We have five academy values that underpin everything we do — respect, resilience, integrity, independence and confidence. We believe passionately that we can all achieve our goals and better our futures. We aim to promote in our pupils a strong culture of achievement, aspiration and ambition for success. We endeavour to develop independent, determined and self-motivated individuals, ready to learn for themselves.

"Our ambition is to ensure all our students achieve their potential & develop as courteous, confident and capable young people. Our curriculum is supported by fantastic learning resources with modern & generously equipped classrooms, ICT facilities, workshops and laboratories." - Principal Gurjit Kaur Shergill

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Talent Team, Leigh Acadamies Trust
  • Address:Carnation Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412200
  • Email: talent@latrust.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.