Lead Practitioner in Science

The Gateway Academy, Thurrock

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Job Ref No. ECC6905-164S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: Leadership pay scale - negotiable
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 24th May 2022  

Job Description

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The Gateway Academy is the secondary provision within the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary Academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn.Across the 5 Academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity. We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences do not act as a barrier to success.

Our staff retention rate at the Gateway Academy is currently above 90% and staff attendance is extremely high at over 96%. Our wellbeing programme for staff is held in very high regard and our teacher CPD programme is extremely successful with all staff expected to constantly 'improve upon their best'.

The Gateway Academy is seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated Lead Practitioner in Science. This role is critical to the Academy's continuing progress; it is integral to how we will achieve the highest standard of learning and teaching in every classroom. Leadership of Science is award-winning with a very well-established and extremely hard-working team.

Ideal candidates will:

have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
have experience of providing professional development to teachers, including coaching, mentoring and training
have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress and raising attainment and developing excellence
have outstanding subject knowledge
have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
The Gateway Academy is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

If you would like further information, to arrange a visit or to request an application pack, we would love to hear from you. Pleasereturn completed applications toKatie.Creighton@theglc.org.ukor visit our website atwww.theglc.org.uk.

Closing date for applications:17thMay 2022

Interviews to be held: 24thMay 2022

What we can offer you:

Academic excellence

Research-driven professional development

Bespoke coaching

Support with professional qualifications

Support from local and national leaders of education

Opportunities to get involved across the Trust, working with our GLC primary schools

Benefits for teachers working within the Gateway Academy:

Over 90% staff retention

£1,000 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale 1-6 only) applying directly to the GLC only after a qualifying period of six months.

State of the art facilities and resources

Two-week October Half Term

My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

Long Service Policy which rewards 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years' service

Visit our teacher development site for more information on teaching and working for the GLCwww.glcteaching.co.uk

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the School

The Gateway Academy is part of the larger Gateway Learning Community (GLC): a partnership of local primary and secondary schools committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community and is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Katie Creighton
Marshfoot Road
Chadwell St Mary , Grays
Essex, RM16 4LU
Telephone: 01375 489000
Email: katie.creighton@theglc.org.uk

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