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Why work at Bobby Moore Academy?
Bobby Moore Academy is a new school with traditional values. We believe in the expertise of our teachers and the importance of disciplined behaviour and disciplined thinking in our pupils. Housed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ours is an inspirational setting to rival any other in the country.
We are looking for special people to make a pivotal contribution to the development of our school and the life chances of the young people we educate. We are looking for academic excellence, drive and ambition. You will be exceptionally well-qualified and able to inspire colleagues and pupils alike. You will have the highest expectations of pupils and the highest standards for yourself and your colleagues. Most importantly, you will be utterly committed to the notion that a child’s life chances must not be determined by economic or social circumstance.
We are unashamedly knowledge-driven in our curricular approach. Our teachers are here to transmit their deep subject knowledge to our pupils, to enthuse them with their passion and put them on the path to university. Our pupils are here to learn. We have the highest expectations and standards of behaviour and conduct and our pupils understand that our high expectations are reflected in our high hopes for their futures. This is a message that permeates through every member of staff in the school, where we see our support staff and back-office staff as important role models for the pupils and integral to the educational work that we do.
As a school, we pride ourselves on our community ethos. We want to make teaching a sustainable profession and, to this end, have a series of policies and systems in place to ensure that as a teacher, you are able to focus on the important things. To this end, we employ:
- shared planning and resourcing with input from curriculum leads
- sensible, subject specific, feedback policies that are impactful and not impossible
- centralised secondary detention systems and visible SLT
- a two-week October half term that enables staff to take affordable breaks in the longest term
- an open-door culture based on mentoring not monitoring
- a whole school approach to values and virtues
- weekly staff development focussed on leveraging high impact strategies
We have a fully-equipped, on-site staff gym, access to the London Marathon Community Track, free lunch for staff undertaking lunchtime duties, and discounts at local cafes and restaurants.
About the David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust is committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country, providing a world-class education to each and every child in its care. Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools is set up to guide pupils through an enriching and inspirational educational journey.
Roles: Head of Biology, Head of Chemistry, Head of Physics
Location: Bobby Moore Academy, 1 Sidings Street, London, E20 2AE
Start date: April 2020 start preferred, or September 2020
Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Dependent on experience but including TLR for subject leadership responsibilities
Bobby Moore Academy, a new school combining disciplined behaviour with disciplined thinking, is looking to recruit inspirational subject leads in the three strands of science. Their role will be to oversee the development of a rich and highly academic curriculum in their subject area, encompassing KS4 and KS5.
About the department Successful candidates will be building on the solid foundations of our KS3 curriculum. Our goal in Years 7-9 has been to develop a robust conceptual framework that prepares students to apply a broad range of ideas to a variety of circumstances at KS4 and beyond. Our focus has been less on students memorising large banks of abstract definitions or equations; more on stimulating them to articulate what’s going on in concrete scenarios.
It is our belief that arriving at KS4 with a deep-rooted understanding of core concepts – the
makeup of ecosystems is governed by a range of biotic and abiotic factors; chemical reactions involve a rearrangement of particles within compounds; classical waves are made up of an initial disturbance that propagates through a medium – will allow students to apply their knowledge in increasingly complex scenarios when the time comes.
We are incredibly ambitious for our students: we hope that the majority of them will choose to study triple science at GCSE, and that many of them will go on to study our subjects at A Level and beyond. We are looking for Heads of Subject who share these ambitions and have the knowledge and energy to make them happen.
If you are interested in any of the roles outlined above, please send a CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the post, to BMAenquiries@bobbymooreacademy.co.uk.