Teacher i/c Geography at Hassenbrook Academy

Ortu Federation Ltd, Stanford-le-Hope

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Job Ref No. ECC5439-396 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 & TLR 2a
Position Start Date: 05/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 25 May 2022  

Job Description

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This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, passionate Teacher i/c Geography to join a forward-thinking and innovative team within this high achieving Federation. The Teacher i/c Geography will carry out a school-wide plan to improve the reading achievement of all students. Applications from Experienced staff are welcome.

About the school:

Welcome to Ortu Hassenbrook Academy. We are a small harmonious 11-16 secondary school in Stanford-le-Hope with an exciting future. In September 2016, we joined the Ortu Federation and in our Trust we have Ortu Corringham Primary School, Ortu Gable Hall School and Ortu Sixth Form Centre. The opportunities at our school and across our Trust are vast; from development opportunities to teaching across all key stages.

At Ortu Hassenbrook we are on a rapid improvement journey across the board from our increasing student roll, improvements in GCSE results and Ofsted outcomes. We are one of the top 5 schools in Thurrock for progress in Maths, Science and Music. We have excellent facilities with improved IT, new science labs, food technology rooms, library, sports hall, outdoor state-of-the-art netball courts, running track and tennis courts. At Ortu Hassenbrook every student is known, nurtured and developed to their full potential as they are driven by the opportunity to succeed.

GCSE results & Ofsted 2019:

This year's provisional results include: 63% achieved grade 4+ in English; 70% achieved grade 4+ in Maths; 100% achieved grade 4+ in Biology/Chemistry and Physics; 73% achieved grade 4+ in Drama; 100% achieved grade 4+ in French; 90% achieved grade 4+ in Music and 75% achieved grade 4+ in PE.

Our latest Ofsted inspection in May has seen improvements in behaviour, attendance and progress in core subjects. We are now looking to build on these strengths and move to good within the next 18 months.

"The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently strong in the core subjects of English and mathematics."

"Newly and qualified teachers feel that they are well supported by leaders, both informally and through a structured programme of professional development."

Ofsted May 2019

Ortu Hassenbrook Academy facts:

Our data shows that we have 36% higher ability students with over 39% middle ability children. Our student population is 60:40 boys:girls, we are above average FSM at 40% and we have a high turnover of students. Our students are well motivated, with supportive parents, and our staff work hard. You will be inspired and challenged every day and you will be professionally and personally developed. Our staff and managers will welcome the ideas you bring to your department and to school improvement and they will be responsive to your opinions and how this can best be achieved.

Opportunities for every member of staff and every student:

This is our promise to students and their families and we will be equipping our staff with the skills set to deliver this:

1. A personalised learning experience for every student to capture their aspirations

2. A rich programme of clubs, trips and activities including sports, Drama, Art, Music, Science,

3. A full induction scheme at each key stage, including a buddy system in Year 7 and a full coaching and mentoring programme for students, families, community and professionals

4. A Passport to Adventure developing every student's cultural capital as educated citizens of the future (with local, regional and international overseas trips, Duke of Edinburgh scheme from Year 9, a full Cadet programme)

5. Development and enhancement of key personal life skills: leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving, work ethic, flexibility & adaptability, and interpersonal skills

A full coaching and training programme will be provided for staff along with a complementary benefits package.

You will be inspirational, passionate, student centred and dedicated to raising standards. We will ensure you work in a supportive professional environment, with first rate opportunities for continuous professional development and progression, across all key stages. We will work collegiately to transform the learning for all Ortu Hassenbrook students.

Information about the School

About the schools: The Ortu Federation is made up of Ortu Corringham Primary School, Ortu Gable Hall School, Ortu Hassenbrook and the Ortu Stanford and Corringham Sixth Form Centre. Teaching opportunities are available from KS1 to KS5 across the Trust.

We know that helping shape students’ lives and turning aspirations to reality have rewards that include, but transcend academic excellence. At all Ortu Schools, children and young people experience a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning journey through their primary, secondary and post-secondary years. Staff and parents work hard together to create a caring and mutually respectful ethos to prepare students well for the demands of the 21st Century. Our highly personalised curriculum; exceptional extra-curricular opportunities; student leadership culture, and sound attainment make Ortu schools very exciting places in which to learn, work and play. High quality teaching and pastoral care combine to make Ortu schools a truly unique experience. Our staff are committed and determined to uphold and promote the long established high standards, which have ensured that our students progress confidently to college, university and employment, with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead successful, positive and productive lives. Our challenge is to maximise our pupil’s progress. Even with headline figures above national in our secondary schools, we recognise that we still have gains to be made. G.C.S.E results for 2019 showed increases in English, Maths and Science in both secondary schools.

Here is why you should work at the Ortu Federation: We are hardworking and are fully committed to our improvement journey. Staff development is an entitlement; we offer a range of high quality CPD both in house and through the Trust. Significant numbers of staff are able to access leadership training at all levels. Other benefits for all staff include cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.

Ortu schools are warm, welcoming places to work and relationships throughout the schools are positive. Of course, we know that you enjoy working with young people and want to make a difference to their lives.
Extra-curricular activities, particularly in the Performing Arts, is our strength: sports, drama, music, art, community action, public speaking and enterprise as well as Duke of Edinburgh and Thurrock’s Next Top Boss. We could say a lot more but we think the best way for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work for an Ortu school is to pay us a visit. Lindsay Bayfield, would be happy to arrange for you to talk to students and staff so do give her a call on 01375 400800 The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

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

Lindsay Bayfield
Southend Road
Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 8JT
Telephone: 01375 671566
Email: lindsay.bayfield@gablehall.com

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