Chobham opened in 2013 as part of the highly successful group of Harris academies. Our 3-18 all-through academy is a world class educational legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the new East Village complex in Stratford, Chobham serves a new community of 3000 homes along with established communities in Newham and Waltham Forest. In July 2015, Chobham was graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted. Chobham Academy is 15 minutes’ walk from Stratford underground station (10 minutes to the City of London on the Central Line) and five minutes’ walk from Stratford International station (a six minute journey from St. Pancras). There is also a DLR station at Stratford International.
We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic Lead Practitioner of Physics. A qualified teacher, you will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities.
•To lead improvement in teaching and learning across the academy, including the implementation of innovative “next” practice, promoting this practice with the educational community, across the academy, the Harris Federation, and nationally through published articles, workshops and conferences including the Leadership and Innovation hub for London.
•Lead on specific strategies for personalising learning across the academy that have a high impact on increasing student and performance.
•To use data analysis skills to identify and organise first class intervention strategies that ensure students maximise their potential;
•To provide inspiration and direction on new innovation projects that will invigorate curriculum delivery.
With Physics teaching experience, you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success in raising standards and in innovation, holding UK QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack above.
Why work at Chobham Academy?
Stratford is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. As well as new housing, and the Olympic legacy sports facilities, the area is becoming home to some of the country’s leading cultural organisations including additional locations for Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V and A Museum. These organisations form part of the exciting arts quarter quickly growing in the area.
High tech industries in computing and robotics are also to be found nearby as this progressive industrial sector takes root in east London. Universities including University College London (UCL) are at the forefront of this innovation. Chobham Academy is keen to further develop relationships with these new organisations (along with well-established local centres of excellence like the renowned Stratford Theatre).
Chobham is a vibrant, culturally diverse and happy inner city community. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing with them a breadth of talents and experiences. Chobham students are friendly, welcoming and eager to learn. They are ambitious to make the most of their abilities both at school and beyond. Our students have enormous potential and respond enthusiastically to their teachers.
We also have a fantastic staff team with a great blend of youth and experience. Chobham staff are committed to our students and to supporting and learning from one another. There is an outstanding professional development programme across the Harris Federation and our staff benefit from both in house and inter-school training activities. We also have additional expertise on hand from the Harris Consultancy Team who are available to offer guidance across the curriculum.
Staff across the primary and secondary phases at Chobham are able to observe and learn from each other. This is invaluable experience at a time when the number of all-through schools across the country is growing fast. In more practical terms, a job at Chobham is also attractive. Main scale and Upper Pay Scale teachers receive a Harris Allowance of £2,000 per annum in addition to their normal salary. Chobham teachers also benefit from our two week half term in the autumn term.
We do hope that you apply for a role with us and look forward to meeting you if you are invited to interview.
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