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Teacher of History - Full-time

Leigh Academy Tonbridge, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5455-474T
  • Posted:22/05/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS based on experience + £2,000
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

Advert

We know that exceptional History practitioners are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Teacher of History to join our talented humanities department. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to student achievement and will inspire a love of history in our students. You will be responsible for delivering engaging and thought-provoking lessons to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students, with the potential to teach A-level history.

Leigh Academy Tonbridge is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school committed to providing an exceptional education for all our students. Our History Department plays a crucial role in fostering curiosity, analytical skills, and a deep understanding of historical events and perspectives among our students.

As a Teacher of History at Leigh Academy Tonbridge, you will inspire and engage students by delivering thought-provoking history lessons. You will plan and prepare comprehensive lessons that cater to diverse student abilities, assess and track student progress, and provide constructive feedback while setting achievable targets. You will contribute to the ongoing development of the history curriculum and resources, fostering a classroom environment that encourages student participation and enthusiasm for learning. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues to enhance the overall educational experience.

At Leigh Academy Tonbridge you can expect;

  • Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy.
  • High levels of focus in students.
  • A supportive academy with visible leadership that support teachers to develop.
  • Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.
  • Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff.
  • The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing.

We’d like to hear from you if you are:

  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential.
  • Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.

This position can be considered for both full time and part time applications. This position is permanent offering Main Pay Scale/ Upper Pay Scale commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will join us from September 2024.

 

If you are interested in visiting the academy, please contact Becky Green (Office Manager) on becky.green@latrust.org.uk.

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.