Teacher of Child Development
We are seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Child Development on a full or part time permanent basis with effect from the Autumn term 2021 or as soon as possible. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work as a subject specialist in a highly successful 11-19 academy which holds good Ofsted status. The role will report to the Faculty Leader, Social Science and the candidate will teach a full timetable across both campuses within the subject.
The faculty has a strong collaborative ethos, is very supportive and well-planned schemes of learning for all courses are already in place. A faculty-based mentor will work with the appointee to support their development and induction in their first year. There is also an excellent academy-wide support and development programme for all new staff available.
There will be the opportunity to teach across the year groups from KS3 to KS4. The core purpose of the role being to provide professional leadership to students in a subject area by offering high quality teaching, resulting in high standards of learning and achievement for all students.
- The successful applicant should have a degree in a relevant subject and have achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
- Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have high levels of commitment. They should be able to plan, deliver and assess high-quality learning experiences for all learners in their care and deploy a range of strategies to support their personal development.
- They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and possess high degree of integrity.
- Experienced candidates should be able to demonstrate a highly successful track-record of teaching the subject with strong examination outcomes,
particularly at key stage four.
Responsibilities of the Post-Holder
In accordance with the job description for Classroom Teacher, the key responsibilities will be
- ensuring lessons are planned in accordance with the schemes of work for each course
- ensuring awareness of prior learning and special needs of students are met
- ensuring that high expectations are set for the achievement and behaviour of students
- ensuring that academy curriculum policies for marking, assessment, setting, target setting, recording and reporting are enacted
- ensuring that progression and continuity is achieved across the key stage and between the key stages.
At Plume Academy all teaching staff are expected to fulfil both an academic teaching role and a pastoral role by acting as a Tutor to a group of assigned students. This involves staff in all aspects of pastoral work including guidance, safeguarding, monitoring and encouraging progress, contact with parents, writing report sand compiling student references. Tutors also deliver part of Plume Academy’s Personal Development Programme.
Teaching staff are encouraged to contribute to the academy’s rich extra-curricular programme, and all candidates will be provided with the opportunity to discuss their personal interests at interview.
As one of the largest educational establishments in Essex, there are many opportunities for career progression. Via an academy-wise coaching programme, staff are encouraged to take responsibility for their own career development, with full support and encouragement from their line managers and other relevant staff, including those responsible for staff training.
About Plume, Maldon's Community Academy
'Plume, Maldon's Community Academy', is the only academy in the town for students aged 11-18 and has always been at the centre of Maldon’s community. With impressive examination results for many years at both GCSE and A level, we are a highly successful academy. In our last full inspection in January 2014, Ofsted confirmed that we are a ‘Good’ academy across all the key areas. Ofsted said our students are ‘polite, courteous and enjoy good relationships with each other and with teachers. Their attitudes to learning are very positive. Students come to lessons ready to learn’. This was reinforced by a behaviour focused further Ofsted Inspection in July 2014 that said behaviour was good with many examples of 'Outstanding' practice.
Our key focus is ensuring excellent standards of teaching and student learning - we aim to provide a quality education that promotes academic success as well as emotional and social development. Our team of experienced, passionate and dedicated teachers and support staff continually strive to ensure that our students make at least good progress and overcome any barriers to learning that may be pertinent to them.