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Learning Resource Centre Co-Ordinator (Librarian) - Full-time

Strood Academy, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-6905-294S
  • Posted:19/11/2021
  • Pay:Actual salary £18,068 per annum, £21,748 FTE
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 01:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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About the role: The role of the Learning Resource Centre Co-ordinator (Librarian) is an important one - Strood Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a motivated and inspiring individual to this position. The LRC, or ‘school library’ in the more antiquated definition, is a unique and specialist part of an academy as it fundamentally supports students’ learning and their development to be effective, independent learners and readers. The role of the LRC Co-ordinator at Strood Academy will complement to hard work of our dedicated staff - both in teaching roles and support roles. The position is ideal for an English Graduate as it will draw on your genuine passion for literature, or perhaps an experienced Learning Mentor who has experience working with secondary aged pupils as you will have a solid understanding of the impact that written resources can have on students' learning.  

 

For us, the LRC Co-ordinator will be:

  • a partner with teaching staff in the education process
  • a partner in supporting individual learning styles
  • an ‘expert’ in resource and information collation
  • a leader and partner with teaching staff in the collaborative design and implementation of information literacy programmes throughout the school
  • a leader in creating and developing a climate to promote and support reading for pleasure across the school
  • an acknowledged partner with all departments to effectively support and resource each key stage
  • a partner in out-of-hours learning

 

Skills, knowledge and qualifications:

  • Ideally, our successful candidate will be a graduate with an English-based degree
  • Meticulous and precise in their work of ordering, recording and caring for resources
  • Friendly and customer-oriented for the outward-facing parts of their job
  • Passionate about reading and well-read and up-to-date both in digital and print publishing
  • Adaptable and aware of current and emerging technologies

 

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 education 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?

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.​​​​​​

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

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. 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 to discriminate 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:Lucy White
  • Address:Carnation Street, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 717121
  • Email: LWhite@stroodacademy.org

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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).