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Teacher Of Health & Social Care And Child Development - Maternity

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-386T
  • Posted:03/02/2020
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/02/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Folkestone Academy is looking to recruit a dedicated Teacher of Health & Social Care and Child Development to cover a period of Maternity leave until the end of July 2020. You will help us ensure that Folkestone Academy is a place where all children thrive and knowledge matters. We are looking for a passionate teacher who is an outstanding, highly motivated, practitioner.

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.

The Folkestone Academy community strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education.

We welcome applications from great teachers with a track record of success, 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
  • 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

 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

Visits to the Academy prior to making an application are encouraged and welcomed. Please email HR@turnerschools.com to arrange an appointment, or call 01303 842400 to arrange an informal conversation with the Principal.

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. 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’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; 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. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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.