Start Date: January 2022 (subject to DBS being returned)
Due to internal staff movement Thistle Hill Academy have a vacancy for a KS2 Teacher, to start in January 2022 (or sooner for the right candidate).
We are looking for a creative and innovative teacher who is willing to embrace the use of technology in the classroom, alongside strong to enhance learning for our children.
We need someone who is open to new ideas and willing to support our vision to transform the standardised model of direct learning to a model which allows for improved interactions and strengthened relationships that provide our children with opportunities for self-directed learning.
We aim to nurture a community of learners that challenge thinking, where our staff are empowered to take risks and develop their practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system, which is not held back by traditional restrictions and ideologies.
If you are:
- Open to collaboration with colleagues
- Willing to develop and nurture strong relationships with children
- Eager to embrace technology and new skills in your teaching practice
- Enthusiastic about CPD and training
We would love to hear from you!
We are encouraging applications from both experienced teachers and NQTs and under the 'strong and inspirational leadership' of The Stour Academy Trust we can offer:
Thistle Hill, is part of The Stour Academy Trust, who recognise and value that staff work tirelessly as both individuals and as members of a team, to provide an outstanding standard of education and improve the life chances for all children. Our staff are committed, passionate and go the extra mile in order to drive standards in our pursuit for excellence.
Take a look at just some of our pledges to our teachers:
- An additional day's paid leave per academic year**
- Staff not expected to respond to e-mails after 6.00pm or at weekends
- Free confidential counselling
- Teachers not expected to create lengthy plans
- Emphasis on 'live marking' and using TAs to lessen the volume of marking outside of lessons
- A maximum of six scheduled meetings per term
*This is at the discretion of the Headteacher, professional development will always be seen as a priority.
**After the completion of two years' continuous service
We can offer experienced teachers:
- Rapid career progression
- Great professional development
- Opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities
We can offer NQTs:
- Support from experienced mentors
- Frequent opportunities to observe best practice from other teachers within the Trust
- Clearly focused training schedules
Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.
Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)
Closing Date: 14/10/2021 at 10:00
Interviews: wb 18 Oct (subject to references being returned)
Information about the trust
Join a supportive and collaborative network of staff at The Stour Academy Trust.
For new teachers we offer a supportive start to your career. Our induction process ensures that the appropriate guidance, support, training, expectations and observations are provided through a structured but flexible individualised programme.
"Staff feel well supported and appreciate the range of training and professional development opportunities available within the trust. Newly qualified teachers and those new to the school are particularly well supported." Ofsted 2018 Finberry Primary School
Experienced Teachers:- Looking for more responsibility or greater professional development? The Stour Academy Trust can offer experienced teachers the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities with rapid career progression in our successful and growing Trust.
Supported by a network of teachers, the Trusts collaborative model of working in Hubs allows all teachers access to resources, experience and opportunities that are just not available to those working in stand alone schools.
Our staffing structure places teachers on a clear career pathway, presenting numerous opportunities for further leadership or curriculum responsibilities.
Individualised support from Lead Practioners - The Stour Academy Trust utilises Lead Practioners to support all its teachers to be outstanding.
As experienced coaches and mentors, Lead Practioners support individual teachers by planning lessons together, modelling teaching, sharing best practice in developmental marking, demonstrating the effective use of TAs, observing teaching and providing constructive feedback in a positive environment.
Teachers working with our Lead Practioners have shown significant improvements in their teaching, leaving them feeling more confident and secure in their ability to deliver a positive impact on pupil learning.
Benefits - Full induction process ~ Structured but flexible programme to support teachers in their NQT year ~ Ever evolving work-life balance package including the chance to have PPA time at home every fortnight ~ Support from a network of experienced teachers ~ Excellent career development opportunities
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.