Teacher of Mathematics with Head of House*

Ref no: tea17t03
Academy:  The Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe, Kent
Salary/Grade: MPS or UPS
Start date: September 2017
Closing date for applications: Considered upon receipt

The Ebbsfleet Academy

Vision: To be an outstanding community academy, whose focus is on learning, as well as on personal and social development, and to be ambitious for all regardless of circumstance.

Do you want to transform lives? Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to work in an academy that is fast becoming the number one school of choice in the local community and has improved results by over 30% in three years, with a 5A*- C figure last summer of 56%? Do you want to join a hardworking and passionate team of staff in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour? Do you want to work in a school that has firm discipline and crystal clear rules (that are enforced) alongside a strong current of care, encouragement and reward? Do you want to be a part of a growing trust, the Brook Learning Trust, led by an inspiring CEO, a trust with a clear moral purpose and vision, and one which has at its heart our values of integrity, respect, courage, optimism, excellence, accountability?

The Ebbsfleet Academy opened in September 2013; we are on a journey to become an over-subscribed school that children walk to, with their friends, where they enjoy coming and a school of which they feel proud. We are building an ethos that creates a belief that we can all achieve our goals and better our futures. We are developing independent, resilient and respectful individuals, who are ready to learn for themselves. We want all our students to achieve the highest qualifications they can, but also to fulfil all their potential, academic and personal, sporting, creative and artistic. We want our pupils to leave school as well-rounded, confident young people, with an awareness of the wider world, and a desire and ambition to play an active part in it, all of which is encapsulated in The Ebbsfleet Academy’s motto - Aspire and Excel!

For more information about The Ebbsfleet Academy, visit www.theebbsfleetacademy.kent.sch.uk.

Teacher of Maths 

We are looking for a Teacher of Maths for September 2017 and warmly welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers alike. It is a fantastic time to be joining The Ebbsfleet Academy, with our results increasing year on year, and our recent Good Ofsted. Each member of the team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of teaching to our pupils to improve the life chances of our pupils. Last year our pupils achieved 61% A* - C and 38% of pupils made four levels of progress in maths. With the early preparations in place for the new GCSE specifications we are excited to continue this success with the new curriculum. The scope of GCSE mathematics brings new challenges; at The Ebbsfleet Academy we see these challenges as opportunities. If you are looking for the chance to work with a passionate, driven team of teachers then look no further.

For colleagues with a desire for additional responsibility, the role of Head of House may be available in conjunction with this role, subject to demonstrating the relevant experience and skills.

General expectations:

  • to demonstrate high professional practice in all areas of work
  • to help progress the academy towards our vision, through a focus on raising the aspirations of students
  • to be an excellent role model for students, commanding respect and being a positive presence around the academy
  • to be efficient and effective, highly organised in all areas of work
  • to promote actively the academy’s ethos through actions and words
  • to adhere to the staff dress code
  • to participate in duties as directed.

Specific accountabilities:

  • to plan lessons effectively, taking account of the students’ ability
  • to mark work effectively, using the academy policy
  • to have high expectations of students and ensure that students’ aspirations are high
  • to record student progress so that you are able to talk knowledgeably to parents/carers and other staff
  • to regularly set home learning
  • to provide all students with accurate, appropriate and helpful feedback so that they can make further progress
  • to use all academy policies and protocols effectively so that students can focus on learning
  • to participate in the work of the team, attending and being actively involved in meetings, producing further schemes of work and actively collaborating
  • to participate in professional development opportunities
  • to provide accurate assessment of students’ achievement
  • to be aware of and adhere to teachers’ professional standards.

The Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Ebbsfleet 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 Ebbsfleet Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Ebbsfleet 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 reciept and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy in advance of the closing date should sufficient interest be received, therefore early application is recommended to avoid disappointment