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Teacher of Design and Technology (Maternity Cover Contract) - Maternity

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-150-T
  • Posted:13/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Flexible

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We are seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Design and Technology (Maternity Cover Contract) who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students. Applications are welcomed from both experienced and Early Career Teachers (ECTs). The successful candidate will be joining a thriving department as our students head into Year 10 for the first time, as we opened our doors to our founding cohort in September 2021. As such, there would be opportunities for the successful candidate to have some input into shaping our KS4 offer and curriculum, alongside our existing highly dedicated specialist teachers. We prioritize teacher development within our DT department, and work collaboratively with ICT to deliver a high quality curriculum at KS3. Therefore, we are looking for creative individuals who can bring their own ideas and energy to the role. Our department is very well resourced, with access to high end machinery including a state of the art kitchen, Textiles equipment, laser cutter and 3D Printers. The department also has access to a shared Technician. 

Our ideal candidate will start from September 2024 and will be prepared to teach across all disciplines of technology but it would be desirable for our successful candidate to have a specialism in either Textiles or Engineering, as this would complement our existing team most. However, applications will be considered from all specialisms.  

What we are offering:

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post
  • 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

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge
  • Able to maintain a positive growth mindset despite challenges they may face
  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject
  • Committed to accessing the support from the Trust to improve their digital skills in preparation for becoming Level 1 Certified Google Educators 

This is a fixed-term opportunity offering a MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.

Note that whilst the position is offered on a maternity cover basis initially, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Leigh Academy Rainham or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust.  The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you.

Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2023, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

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.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

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
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    Rochester,
    Kent,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • 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 Education.