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In response to increasing student numbers, the Ockendon Academy are currently looking for a Teacher of Psychology & Sociology to start as soon as possible. We support applications from both experienced teachers to help build and develop this department or newly qualified teachers seeking to widen their experience.
We are keen to appoint someone who enjoys inspiring students through their passion for the subject, has excitement and drive for teaching and learning and a strong desire to make a difference to student achievement, fully embracing our motto to 'Enjoy being the best you can be'. In return, the Academy will provide support through mentoring & CPD and there is opportunity of promotion through leadership for those who are looking to advance in their careers. We can also provide assistance with accommodation and relocation.
You will be teaching to KS5 students studying A Level, so we are looking for a committed practitioner who is dedicated to achieving the highest standards for their students. You should be dedicated and knowledgeable about your subject and its application to the wider world. You will be driven to raising achievement, instilling your passion and enthusiasm onto your students by encouraging them to push and succeed.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 at email@example.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.