Teacher - Full-time

The Stour Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F9-67-T
  • Posted:21/12/2021
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:April 2022 or Sept 2022 for the right candidate
  • App Close Date:15/03/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:31st March 2022

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The Stour Academy Trust are looking for creative and innovative teachers who are willing to embrace the use of technology in the classroom to enhance the learning process for our children for our Swale Hub. 

We need someone who is open to new ideas and willing to support our vision to transform the standardised model of direct learning to a model which allows for improved interactions and strengthened relationships that provide our children with opportunities for self-directed learning.

We aim to nurture a community of learners that challenge thinking, where our staff are empowered to take risks and develop their practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system, which is not held back by traditional restrictions and ideologies.

We want teachers who:

  • Recognise that our current education system needs to radically change to better prepare our young people for the 21st century
  • Want to move away from passive forms of learning and move towards interactive teaching methods that promote critical and individual thinking
  • Are able to take advantage of the latest technology to deliver personalised learning that is accessible for all children, irrespective of their language skills, reading ability or any other factors that may present learning challenges
  • Want to work with other staff as a community of learners that challenge traditional thinking
  • Want to develop their own practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system
  • Want to develop children as life-long, curious learners
  • Want to build strong relationships with children that facilitate their learning
  • Want to teach in enabling environments that promote flexibility, collaboration and independence

The Stour Academy Trust recognise and value that staff work tirelessly as both individuals and as members of a team, to provide an outstanding standard of education and improve the life chances for all children. Our staff are committed, passionate and go the extra mile in order to drive standards in our pursuit for excellence.

Take a look at just some of our pledges to our teachers: 

  • An additional day’s paid leave per academic year**
  • Staff not expected to respond to e-mails after 6.00pm or at weekends
  • Free confidential counselling
  • Teachers not expected to create lengthy plans
  • Emphasis on ‘live marking’ and using TAs to lessen the volume of marking outside of lessons
  • A maximum of six scheduled meetings per term

*This is at the discretion of the Headteacher, professional development will always be seen as a priority.
**After the completion of two years’ continuous service

We can offer experienced teachers:

  • Rapid career progression
  • Great professional development
  • Opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities

We can offer NQTs:

  • Support from experienced mentors
  • Frequent opportunities to observe best practice from other teachers within the Trust
  • Clearly focused training schedules

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.

Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

Information about the trust

Join a supportive and collaborative network of staff at The Stour Academy Trust.

The Stour Academy Trust recognises that our education system needs to quickly and more radically shift to close equity gaps and to better prepare our young people for the 21st century. We are transforming our schools from passive forms of learning focused on direct instruction and memorisation, by moving towards interactive methods that promote the critical and individual thinking needed in today’s innovation-driven economy.

Our pedagogical model combined with the intentional deployment of technology will help us deliver personalised learning in an enabling environment. Technology will accelerate our progress but will not be the driver of our vision.

We aim to nurture a community of learners that challenge thinking, where our staff are empowered to take risks and develop their practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system, which is not held back by traditional restrictions and ideologies.

By limiting routine or unnecessary tasks we allow professionals to focus on learning behaviours and interactions which will promote emotional intelligence and the development of children as life-long, curious learners.

There will be no barriers to achievement within our learning community and our teachers will build strong relationships that facilitate the learning of others. Collaboration will open doors, minds and possibilities and enable individuals to meet their personal goals. .

We are looking for people that:

•Recognise that our current education system needs to radically change to better prepare our young people for the 21st century

•Want to move away from passive forms of learning and move towards interactive teaching methods that promote critical and individual thinking

•Are able to take advantage of the latest technology to deliver personalised learning that is accessible for all children, irrespective of their language skills, reading ability or any other factors that may present learning challenges

•Want to work with other staff as a community of learners that challenge traditional thinking

•Want to develop their own practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system

•Want to develop children as life-long, curious learners

•Want to build strong relationships with children that facilitate their learning

•Want to teach in enabling environments that promote flexibility, collaboration and independence

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lauren Singleton
  • Address:The Stour Academy Trust,
    Park View,
    Sturry,
    Canterbury,
    Kent,
    CT2 0NR
  • Telephone: 01227 931560
  • Email: pa@stouracademytrust.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).