Job descriptionWe know that exceptional IT/Computing Teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service). Are you excited by the opportunities ICT and Computing can develop on the education of young people? Do you see ICT as a tool for generating more independent learners? Do you have a passion for promoting creative approaches to teaching and learning using new technologies? Then working at Mascalls Academy, where we pride ourselves on high academic achievement and where personal qualities are valued highly, might be for you. We are looking for a Teacher of Computer Science to join us from January 2024 or sooner if available. The successful candidate will be forward-thinking, emotionally-intelligent and innovative. This is the opportunity to join a supportive team that is committed to improving the life chances of young people. As a member of the Digital Learning faculty you would be responsible for delivering outstanding lessons and contributing to the wider education agenda; inspiring learners and raising standards. You would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career with opportunities for professional development. If you are committed to providing a first-class educational experience, then we want to hear from you. Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect; Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy High levels of focus in students Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing. Please see the Mascalls Academy Staff Wellbeing Charter 2021. What we are offering: Professional coaching and support A bespoke CPD programme Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing Free use of a staff gymnasium A thriving social and community ethos. We’d like to hear from you if you are: Collaborative, building strong professional relationships Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude. This role offers MPS/UPS commensurate with experience. Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply. Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique. Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category. Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character. Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website. 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. Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one. Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check. Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.
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