Strood Academy

Strood

School Description

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?

  • Our recent OFSTED inspection has confirmed that the academy continues to be judged ‘Good’ and is very strong in many aspects and areas. The full report can be found on our website and I would like to share a quote which reflects the culture and ambition we all have for our students. ​​​​​​​ ‘The principal advocates a culture of high expectations, aspirations and traditional values. Leaders’ high expectations are reflected in the ambitious International Baccalaureate curriculum. This provides a global perspective which encourages pupils to be inquisitive lifelong learners’. To read the full report please click here.​​​​​​​

  • 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.

"We deliver innovative teaching and learning through our broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum allowing our students to experience a rich variety of subjects. Our curriculum and lessons are sequenced to enable our students to build on their prior knowledge and further develop their understanding in order for them to achieve the highest outcomes regardless of their starting point.

Our staff are dedicated to providing an outstanding learning environment where students are challenged and stretched to achieve their personal best. Our enrichment programme and curriculum are designed to support the development of our students into well rounded individuals who engage as positive citizens within their communities as well as becoming lifelong learners." - Principal Numera Anwar

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Vacancies at this School

Teaching Jobs

Teacher of Maths - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience Ref:KCC887-6905-423T

Start Date:Easter/September 2023 Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Coordinator of Learning - Social Sciences - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR(£3,018) Ref:KCC887-6905-422T

Start Date:Easter 2023 Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Teacher of Geography - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience Ref:KCC887-6905-421T

Start Date:Easter/September 2023 Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Teacher of Science - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with experience Ref:KCC887-6905-420T

Start Date:Easter 2023 Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Teacher of MFL - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:MPS/UPS - commensurate with experience Ref:KCC887-6905-416T

Start Date:Easter 2023 Advert Close Date:13/02/2023View Job

Leadership Jobs

Head of College (Vice Principal) - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:Highly competitive plus performance bonus Ref:MED887-6905-417L

Start Date:September 2023 Advert Close Date:17/02/2023View Job

Lead Practitioner - Maths - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:Leadership scale commensurate with experience Ref:KCC887-6905-411L

Start Date:Easter 2023 or earlier (dependent on successful ca Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Support Jobs

Student Services Manager - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay: Actual salary £18,791 - £22,571 per annum Ref:KCC887-6905-419S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (ASD) - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:Actual salary £18,791 - £23,852 per annum Ref:KCC887-6905-418S

Start Date:Easter/September 2023 Advert Close Date:20/02/2023View Job

Science Technician - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:Actual salary £18,125 - £20,575 per annum Ref:MED887-6905-415S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:06/02/2023View Job

Safeguarding Officer - Full Time

Strood Academy Strood

Pay:Actual salary £19,472 - £20,189 per annum Ref:KCC887-6905-412S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:06/02/2023View Job

Strood Academy

Strood

Address

Carnation Road
Strood
Kent
ME2 2SX

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