Strood Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Peripatetic Dance Teacher/Instructor who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area, joining us for the new academic year in September 2019. This is a part-time position – 4 hours per week teaching plus up to 4 hours per week preparation time – which is ideal for candidates who have other work commitments. If successful, you will be part of a strong and stable PE Department who can offer you support and mentoring where needed. Whilst this role is offered on a fixed term basis in the first instance between September - July 2020 covering maternity, our central Recruitment Team will work with you to secure a substantive position with the family of Trust academies thereafter.
The duties and responsibilities associated with this post are in line with the National Teaching Standards - please click here to view the Job Description. The remuneration offered will reflect the successful candidate’s qualifications and teaching experience – Qualified Teacher Status is not essential for this role, but experience in teaching Dance to secondary-aged students is a must.
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 core value is “Building ambition; inspiring pride” and 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.
Our successful candidate will receive:
• An exciting role in a successful academy
• State of the art facilities
• A guaranteed CPD offer which will be tailored to individual requirements
• Ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout the MAT
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. 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 providers and a large teaching school.
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.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.