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Lead Practitioner - Geography - Full-time

Strood Academy, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-6905-583L
  • Posted:28/05/2024
  • Pay:Leadership Scale commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Become a Lead Practitioner - Geography at Strood Academy and spearhead efforts to elevate standards and enrich teaching and learning across our academy. As a pivotal member of our leadership team, you'll be instrumental in translating our academy's vision into exceptional classroom practices, fostering a culture of excellence throughout. 

Your core duties will encompass developing and executing strategies for teaching and learning, curriculum planning, professional development, and fostering teamwork. You'll champion positive student engagement by setting high expectations, delivering outstanding lessons, and cultivating an inspiring learning environment. Leading the charge in Geography, you'll establish tailored systems and procedures to enhance teaching and learning within the subject. Your role will also involve delivering top-notch lessons, mentoring colleagues, and strategically analysing data to drive continuous improvement. Join us in our mission to deliver outstanding educational outcomes, bridge achievement gaps, and keep our pedagogical approaches at the forefront of innovation and effectiveness.

Our successful candidate will have:

  • Degree in the relevant subject
  • Qualified Teacher Status, or equivalent
  • Successful classroom practitioner with experience in co-educational comprehensive schools
  • Evidence of commitment to extra-curricular and enrichment provision
  • Detailed knowledge of the national curriculum in the relevant area
  • Proven track record of successful strategies for raising achievement and sharing good practice
  • Evidence of enabling students to work to the highest standards
  • Good administrative skills
  • Successful experience of team working
  • Evidence of leadership skills and experience
  • Good record of punctuality
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Desire and capacity for further promotion

The basis of this role is full-time, permanent and offering a salary of leadership scale commensurate with experience.

Information about the school

Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our educational vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our vision is to be an inclusive community where we are all kind, respectful, and resilient in our journey towards excellence. Our students thrive through an enriching and diverse curriculum that offers a global perspective, empowering all to become inquisitive lifelong learners.

Our core values are to be:

Inquisitive Respectful Resilient Kind Our purpose at Strood Academy is to:

nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy; shape leaders within a global community; develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and; help young people develop into well-educated, considerate and caring citizens. We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.

Why work at Strood Academy?

Our recent OFSTED inspection has confirmed that the academy continues to be judged ‘Good’ and is very strong in many aspects and areas. The full report can be found on our website and I would like to share a quote which reflects the culture and ambition we all have for our students. ‘The principal advocates a culture of high expectations, aspirations and traditional values. Leaders’ high expectations are reflected in the ambitious International Baccalaureate curriculum. This provides a global perspective that encourages pupils to be inquisitive lifelong learners. To read the full report please click here.

Centralised behaviour system and detentions - simple for teachers to follow allowing disruptive-free classrooms. Our commitment to the development of all staff - CPD on Wednesday afternoons and the opportunity to collaborate with staff from other schools in the LAT. Also all staff at Strood receive regular coaching feedback through our on-line platform on-track. Strood academy is easily accessible by A2 and the high speed train can allow for travel into London in less than 30 minutes. We have a common sense approach to workload. All teachers are expected to feedback or live mark. We also work closely as a Trust allowing for centralised resources to be shared across our secondary schools.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve - LAT Talent Manager
  • Address:Carnation Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 717 121
  • Email: office@stroodacademy.org

Fax: 01634 726 643

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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.