Teacher of Personal Development
Teacher of Personal Development
Salary: Inner London Main Scale
Start: January 2018
The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Personal Development, who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. We offer an outstanding, settled and stable department where you will be developed and can teach. We have a science specialism which is seen across the Academy and have links with numerous universities and scientific associations. Our students go to CERN each year and we believe in the power of fieldwork and outdoor education.
In particular, candidates should have:
- An excellent track record teaching at GCSE and AS/A2 level, where possible, demonstrated through exemplary examination results (for NQTs, the ability to describe how to get excellent GCSE and A level results would be an advantage)
- The ability to teach Citizenship up to A-level would be advantageous but not essential.
- The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos
- The ability to inspire and motivate others
- High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
- Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
- A clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Science and associated curriculum areas
- The passion and commitment to work in an outstanding, inner-city Academy.
Applications from NQTs are welcome and will also be considered. The Academy offers an excellent NQT induction programme including weekly seminars and a supportive coaching culture - we are great place to start your career.
We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.
We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.
Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders - your professional development is important to us. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.
How to apply
Please visit our website for an application form that needs to be completed and returned to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.
If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Advisor) on firstname.lastname@example.org, who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha.
Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment
Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.
If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.
Closing Date: Thursday 07th December 2017 at 12pm
Interview Date: Wednesday 13th December 2017