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Lead Practitioner - Science - Full-time

Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-4001-464L
  • Posted:21/05/2024
  • Pay:Leadership scale, commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking a Lead Practitioner - Science for September 2024, and enthusiastically invite applications from experienced educators who are passionate about science and dedicated to fostering exceptional progress among students.

Our ideal candidate will be a seasoned practitioner in the field of science, with a specialisation in one or more science disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The successful applicant will possess a deep understanding of current advancements in science education and relevant examination standards. They will excel in delivering engaging and impactful lessons while maintaining high expectations for academic achievement and conduct. Collaborative teamwork, effective communication, and the ability to inspire learners are essential qualities for this role. As an IB World School, promoting international mindedness and nurturing language acquisition align closely with our educational ethos.

Joining our esteemed team of educators, you will contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence. We have a strong track record of supporting Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and providing training for associate teachers. Our commitment to enhancing cultural understanding and motivation extends to organizing international trips, hosting language-focused events, and fostering partnerships with schools abroad.

At our academy, we prioritise the academic success of all students, regardless of their backgrounds. We create dynamic learning environments where teaching excellence and positive relationships flourish. If you are ambitious for both yourself and your students, we encourage you to apply. In your capacity as a lead practitioner, you will collaborate with the Assistant Principal and fellow Lead Practitioners to drive whole-school initiatives related to teaching methodologies, pedagogical approaches, and assessment strategies. Additionally, you will contribute to our school's commitment to lifelong learning by providing coaching and professional development opportunities to staff members.

This role presents a unique opportunity to directly influence the quality of education and outcomes within the science department. We aim to elevate the profile of science education within our institution and increase student participation in additional science disciplines. As a Lead Practitioner - Science, you will play a pivotal role in advancing this mission.

This is a full-time, permanent position offering Leadership Scale, commensurate with experience.

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Information about the school

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 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.

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: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 Education.