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Second in Charge - Science - Full-time

Leigh Academy Tonbridge, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5455-430T
  • Posted:01/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR 2A
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Due to our rapid expansion, Leigh Academy Tonbridge has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, motivated and dedicated teacher to take on the role of Second in Charge - Science. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Learning, this is a great opportunity to progress in your teaching career and make a real impact on the wider faculty. 

Our new Key Stage 3 curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure students learn key scientific knowledge as well as having the opportunity to see how Science is important in the real world. The science curriculum is coherently sequenced by carefully ordering topics that reflects the Hierarchal structure of the scientific disciplines. For example, we begin by teaching few of the most fundamentals topics of science such as matter and cells. As the students move through the science curriculum these concepts are regularly visited and built on to develop broader and more complex schemas.

We invest heavily so that staff have ongoing access to weekly high-quality professional development and a curriculum focused on developing conceptual understanding. Our curriculum is underpinned by research on task design, variation theory, concept development and raising achievement. Full training will be available to the successful candidate as you will be supported by a highly effective and dynamic Maths department. 

This is a permanent position offering MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience + a TLR 2A. 

Joining us at Leigh Academy Tonbridge: Building on the strengths of our legacy school, Hayesbrook Academy, Leigh Academy Tonbridge will open our doors to the first cohort of year 7 students, including boys and girls, for September 2023.

Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.

Information about the school

‘Behaviour and attitudes are exceptional’ Ofsted, 2022.

‘Staff are proud to work at the school. There is a strong culture of collaboration and sharing.’

The school’s small size means that all pupils are known, valued and nurtured.’

'Senior Leaders have a passionate and ambitious vision about providing high-quality education for all pupils at the school…senior leaders are relentless about raising standards and maintaining high expectations by keeping a high profile around the school.’

Joining us at Leigh Academy Tonbridge: Building on the strengths of our legacy school, Hayesbrook Academy, Leigh Academy Tonbridge will open our doors to the first cohort of year 7 students, including boys and girls, for September 2023.

Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.

Since being the first school in West Kent to gain Academy Status in 2010, the academy led the way in achieving excellent standards and in creating a multi-academy Trust. We were graded ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The academic success and high standards have continued and inspections in 2013, 2017 and most recently in December 2022, found the school to be ‘good’ overall but recognised students’ behaviour and attitudes as ‘exceptional’ (graded as ‘outstanding’). Furthermore, the inspection recognised strengths in reading and literacy; careers provision; teachers’ subject knowledge; the support provided by the trust and the governing body; as well as identifying the ‘meticulous’ arrangements for safeguarding. The report also recognised “Senior leaders are relentless about raising standards and maintaining high expectations…”.

The Academy grows, adapts and thrives with each new cohort of students that are welcomed here every September and our recent move to Leigh Academies Trust has strengthened the academy’s ability to deliver the very best for our pupils.

Please find our Trusts Vision: https://vision2030.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Talent Team
  • Address:Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PH
  • Telephone: 01634 412200
  • Email: office@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 Education.