Teacher of Animal Care & Management

The Ockendon Academy and Studio School, South Ockendon

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Job Ref No. ECC4299-259S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MSP / USP (Fringe)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 18th & 25th March 2019  

Job Description

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The Ockendon Academy are currently looking for a Teacher of Animal Care & Management, undertaking preparation, delivery and marking of our Higher Education (levels 4-6) Animal Management learning programme and ensuring achievement of agreed performance and quality targets.

As part of the teacher role you will deliver the practical and theory aspects of the Animal Care and Management curriculum and deliver high quality, inspirational teaching which encourages students to reach their full potential, promoting progression on to higher level courses or preparing them for careers working with animals. As part of the Animal Care team, you will be required to participate in the resourcing, preparation, delivery and assessment of the course. You will also undertake course administration including setting and reviewing academic targets with students. You will take an active part in course related trips and visits, recruitment of students and supporting the work experience that students undertake as part of their course as well as ensuring that all awarding body standards are met.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of providing support for students and will be flexible, self-motivated and dedicated to student achievement and quality. Up to date knowledge and experience of animal husbandry including exotics, small mammals, large farm animals and birds are essential. Experience in animal training, anatomy and physiology, animal breeding and research methods would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be educated to a first degree level or equivalent and hold QTS.
  • Have experience of teaching the UK curriculum, ideally to Key Stage 5 and have the ability to plan and deliver lessons to ensure excellent learning progression takes place in all areas.
  • Can assess and mark work, monitor pupils' progression and raise attainment levels.
  • Have evidence that they have supported students effectively and possess a capacity to deliver engaging lessons, which inspire and motivate pupils to challenge their own learning.
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

The Principal is happy to meet you for a pre-application visit, please contact Helen Smith the Principal's PA at hsmith@theockendonacademy.com to make arrangements.

To apply, please visit our website www.theockendonacademy.com to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application form, or alternatively contact Denise Fowler, HR Manager at dfowler@theockendonacademy.com for an application pack.

The Ockendon Academy and Ockendon Studio School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

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It is with great excitement that we welcome you to explore the employment opportunities at The Ockendon Academy. You may have the opportunity to join a community that ‘Enjoys being the best it can be’. For us, being the best is neither a destination nor a moment in time, but it is a journey towards a consistent pattern of behaviour and attitudes that result in constant progress and achievement. The Ockendon Academy is known for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. We have huge ambition and aspiration for every student and our commitment to their success is combined with exceptional support. Our values are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. To achieve this, learning, rather than teaching, is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to achieve the very best they can academically and to help them develop the transferable skills needed to build successful futures.
The Ockendon Academy is a place of high expectations. We create a culture and ethos that facilitates success. We aim for excellence and expect our staff, students and their families to do the same. The Ockendon Academy is renowned for being a welcoming, ambitious and creative place to work and learn, where your development and wellbeing matters. If your educational philosophy chimes with ours, we would love to hear from you. If you wish to visit The Ockendon Academy, you are welcome to at any time by prior arrangement.

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All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Helen Smith
Erriff Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5AY
Telephone: 01708 851661
Email: hsmith@theockendonacademy.com