Teacher of Science – part time

Ref no: hwa17t01
Academy:  The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook, Kent
Salary/Grade: MPS or UPS
Start date: September 2017
Closing date for applications: considered upon reciept

The High Weald Academy

The High Weald Academy is a rural school located in an idyllic setting with its own farm.  The vision for the school to become the school of choice in the local area, delivering high quality learning and teaching leading to high achievement for every student. We are very much a school in the community and of the community and contribute to a range of local initiatives from Cranbrook in Bloom to local planning.

Last year saw the academy achieving its best ever set of results with 55% of students achieving the benchmark of 5 A*-C including English and Maths and our vocational results at post 16 being in the top 25% nationally.  We work collaboratively with local schools and colleges and have a wide range of enrichment activities designed to extend the horizons and experiences of our students.  Our PRIDE values form the foundations for how we live and work together as a community. Our close knit team of highly committed professionals ensures the academic and pastoral well-being of our students and every individual is valued for the contribution they make to the life of the academy within and beyond the classroom. Our strong partnerships with parents and stakeholders have seen the academy begin to grow and thrive.

For more information about The High Weald Academy please visit The High Weald Academy's website.

Teacher of  Science

At KS3 the Science department delivers the Edexcel Exploring Science curriculum, and students then go on to study the new Edexcel 9-1 Combined Science GCSE course; achieving 2 GCSE qualifications by the end of year 11.   At KS5 the department currently offers BTEC Applied Science, and regularly review their offer to acommodate the changing needs of their students.

The department makes regular use of the farm in their learning, to take full advantage of this unique resource. In response the changes in the national curriculum, KS3 students are assessed against steps in a Trust wide policy, with support and advice available from colleagues spanning 3 academies.

This position is part time, FTE negotiable with the successful candidate, with full time available to candidates that can offer Mathematics or Psychology as a second subject.

The postholder will teach science at all Key Stages, although we will consider candidates who can only teach up to Key Stage 4.  This post would suit an NQT or an experienced teacher and you will be joining a friendly team, with a range of experience and expertise. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed professional to join us on our journey as we continue to raise standards, inspire students and develop young scientists of the future.

Visits to the academy are highly recommended, and the leadership team would be happy to discuss the vision for the academy with candidates either during a visit, or during a telephone conversation.

Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The High Weald Academy is an exciting and ambitious place to learn: we invite you to become part of our flourishing community, and in return, offer you the opportunity to develop your career within the Brook Learning Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 10 years.

Application information

Please ensure that your application clearly states why you are suitable for this role, using the criteria in the advertisement for guidance.  Completed application forms should be sent to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received, therefore early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Please call our HR team for further information or to arrange a visit.