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Lead Practitioner - Full-time

Orchards Academy, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-4031-240T
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:Highly competitive
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:w/c 07/05/24


Job Title: Lead Practitioner of Maths

Location Orchards Academy

Salary/ salary range: Highly Competitive

Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 2024  Please apply asap as we reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Shortlisting: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Interview Date: W/C 7th May 2024

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Are you a passionate and outstanding Teacher of Maths? Do you want to make a difference beyond your own classroom? We are delighted to be offering you an opportunity to work alongside a team of highly skilled Lead practitioners who are at the forefront of developing teaching and learning across our school. Supported by the Assistant Headteacher in charge of teaching and learning the right candidate will mentor teachers, support with quality assurance, deliver CPD and use their expert knowledge to shape the future of teaching and learning at Orchards.

Orchards Academy is a secondary school that is at the heart of the local community. At Orchards we aim to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish. The school has a relentless drive to enable students to achieve their full potential. 

Following the recent news that Orchards Academy has been awarded a new build by the

Government, we are very excited to be expanding our highly established and successful teaching and learning team. We are looking for an individual with a love of teaching and learning, a passion and the drive to develop their own and others' practice. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, the ability to reflect and a personal desire to improve and develop. The ideal candidate will be supported fully as part of the team and will be integral in ensuring teaching and learning remains at the centre of everything we do.

Amongst other things this individual must;

  • Be passionate about Teaching and Learning and the opportunities it offers pupils.
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of successful outcomes.
  • Have an understanding of the GCSE specification in Maths.
  • A deep pedagogical understanding 
  • Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of students.
  • Have a commitment and desire to develop their own practice.

For any questions or to book an informal conversation about this position please contact Mrs Angela Jones via email to: angela.jones@orchards-tkat.org  or Tel: 01322 616136

Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and Barring service check, a Right to Work in the UK check and satisfactory references.


Information about the school

Orchards Academy aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.

As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

We aim to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

Working for TKAT: Leadership within TKAT schools require passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

Equal Opportunities: TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Angela Jones
  • Address:St Mary's Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7TE
  • Telephone: 01322 665231
  • Email: ajones@orchards-tkat.org

Fax: 01322 661006


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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.