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Lead Practitioner - Science - Full-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-355L
  • Posted:25/03/2019
  • Pay:Leadership Pay Scale
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:22/04/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed

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Folkestone Academy is looking to recruit a research-engaged, dedicated lead practitioner in Science to help us ensure that our knowledge-led curriculum is effectively delivered to our ambitious, confident and successful students.

As a faculty we are committed to supporting our students in becoming confident in their ability, with a sense of purpose and a vision for their futures. We want all of our students to be successful, achieving qualifications that prepare them to succeed in their ambitions so that the Academy is a place where all children thrive and knowledge matters. We have high expectations of our students at the Academy; our behaviour policy assures the highest expectations of behaviour in and out of lessons, creating a calm and purposeful learning environment.

The Folkestone Academy community strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education. As a Lead Practitioner, your role will be an important contribution to the continuing progress of the Academy. Lead Practitioners will inspire colleagues to achieve the highest standard of teaching and learning, through coaching, training and modelling best practice.

We welcome applications from great teachers who are highly motivated and dedicated, with a passion for powerful education and research. Folkestone Academy considers its faculty colleagues as the most valuable asset and greatest resource; a recent review of our ITT provision found that "Folkestone Academy has a comprehensive induction programme which is designed to meet the needs of all new teachers. The programme is designed with a clear framework that enables all trainees to be closely monitored and supported, coupled with robust processes to help them strive to meet the schools high expectations."​ March 2019.

Come and join us to be a part of our journey.

The ideal candidate will…

  • be dedicated to improving student progress and raising attainment across the Academy, sharing best practice with colleagues
  • have a proven track record of success in raising standards
  • keep up to date through researching best practice and implementing this within teaching and learning strategies
  • possess the drive and determination to assist students in breaking down barriers inside and outside of education
  • value our respectful environment, ensuring that students and colleagues alike respect and support each other to ensure a calm and purposeful site
  • believe that a knowledge and research-led curriculum is the necessary catalyst, with the ability and determination to be part of the Academy’s community to support ambitious, confident and successful students
  • develop classroom practice across the Academy
  • provide coaching and training as and when required

In return, Folkestone Academy can offer…

  • students who are engaged in their learning
  • opportunities and support for challenges and development
  • a Trust which supports ongoing professional development and takes faculty welfare seriously

Information about the school

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast.

Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission sea-change.

Following Aristotle's philosophy, we believe that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Accordingly, we have encapsulated the Trust's ethos and values in the acronym HEART meaning we have:

H: High Expectations - of yourself, of others, including in terms of aspiration for the community and children we serve, conduct and standards in the widest sense

E: Enthusiasm - in attitude and to nurture it in others be they pupils/students/scholars, parents or colleagues; an

A: Academic subject-based curriculum - tried and tested subjects delivered in coherent sequence

R: Reading for all - achieving chronological reading age as well as love of this enabling and vital skill; and

T: Teamwork - recognising that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

Our HEART model gives stakeholders, staff, pupils and parents a common language.

Our schools include:

Folkestone All Age Academy; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:4 Westbrook House, 58-60 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2NQ
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.