Lead Teacher for BTEC

Ref no: hwa17t06
Academy:  The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook, Kent
Salary/Grade: MPS/UPS, plus TLR 2[1], £2,640 per annum
Start date: September 2017
Closing date for applications: Considered upon receipt

The High Weald Academy

The High Weald Academy is a small rural school serving a widespread rural community. The Academy provides an education for students of all abilities and is focused on ensuring that everyone is able to learn, achieve and flourish. Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live.

By joining The High Weald Academy you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of a vibrant body of students; in an environment committed to the development and progress of its staff. You will join an exceptionally dedicated team who believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure our students achieve great things; because they deserve the very best.

We hope you are as excited as we are by this challenging, yet rewarding opportunity. 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.

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

Lead Teacher for BTEC

This position is full time from September 2017, but in consonance with our family friendly policies, we will consider applications from candidates wishing to work on a part time basis.  The successful candidate will have experience of delivering BTEC Business and/or Health & Social Care, and will have the desire to develop the coverage and delivery of BTEC subjects across key stage 4 & 5.  As a rural community with many students choosing land-based career pathways, experience of land-based subjects would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The Successful candidate will:

  • Hold a relevant degree and teaching qualification
  • Demonstrate sound classroom practice and innovation
  • Have a thorough understanding of BTEC qualifications
  • Be flexible and be willing to teach a second subject if required
  • Mark and assess work regularly and to take part in the department’s quality assurance procedures
  • Monitor student progress and set targets to ensure expected progress is achieved
  • Work as part of a team, attend regular meetings and provide a major input into departmental development
  • Develop the contribution of BTEC to the School Improvement Plan
  • Participate in the school’s weekly extra-curricular programme
  • Take responsibility for a tutor group within the school’s vertical tutoring system
  • Follow the school’s behaviour for learning policy
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school.

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

Completed application forms should be sent to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt.  We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received, therefore early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact the HR team on 01580 712754  ext 333 or careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk