Leigh Academy Rainham
About Leigh Academy Rainham: In September 2021, we opened our doors to the 180 founding students of our co educational comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway. The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. Every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.
Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.
Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy. A sense of humour is also essential!
Vision and values:
Our values ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’ reflect our strong belief that there is no ceiling to what a student can achieve, regardless of their ability and personal circumstances and at Leigh Academy Rainham we see it is our collective duty to unlock potential, making dreams a reality. We believe in developing the whole child, embracing individuality and celebrating success in a multitude of ways. Students will be supported to excel in understanding and applying a knowledge and skills rich curriculum, gaining the necessary academic accomplishments and talents to embrace a variety of further educational and vocational opportunities. Every student is empowered to become a confident digital citizen through the use of their 1:1 device, equipping them with the skills to succeed in our diverse world where technology and research is rapidly advancing. The curriculum is also underpinned by the International Baccalaureate MYP programme, creating diversity of thought and an open-mindedness that will enable them to thrive moving forwards.
"At Leigh Academy Rainham we promote an ethos of uncompromising high aspirations and expectations for every young person in terms of both their academic success and personal growth as caring, respectful global citizens who act with purpose and integrity." - Principal Alex Willward
Leigh Academy Rainham