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Curriculum Lead in Media Studies (September 2023 start)

Salary:  Main pay scale (Outer London)/ UPS spine point dependent on experience + TLR2b (£5,125)
Tenure:  Permanent, full-time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 17 April 2023
Assessment Day:  To be confirmed
Reference:  TK-016-2223

The Kingston Academy seeks an ambitious and motivated Media Studies Specialist with a strong command of their subject and who is ready to lead this popular subject at GCSE and A-Level.

The Kingston Academy is a new outstanding Secondary School in North Kingston, which opened for the first time in September 2015 with a cohort of Year 7 pupils. TKA has received a substantial capital grant for the refurbishment of the existing educational facilities and for additional new modern buildings which we have now taken possession of. Our mission is to provide a world-class education for all the young people within our community to ensure that every pupil is safe, happy and succeeds. We now have over 1000 pupils across the seven year groups from year 7 to year 13.

We invite applications from candidates with the following attributes for this role:

  • Passionate about their subject and willing and able to teach Media Studies in Key Stages 4 and 5 and English at Key Stage 3. A keenness to shape and deliver a coherent, high quality Media Studies curriculum; 
  • Willingness to develop and improve teaching and learning resources and professional development to support the delivery of excellent Media Studies;
  • A strong classroom practitioner, with the ability to engage pupils;
  • A proven track record of achieving strong results in relation to both the GCSE Media Studies programme and A level Media Studies
  • Flexible and committed to engage in the wider curriculum through our Going Beyond and enrichment activities.

Interview Procedure

Our selection procedure will aim to identify with rigour whether the candidate fulfils the requirements of the post and will include the consideration of the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people.  The process will include:

  • Teaching an observed lesson to a full class of pupils;
  • Meeting with a panel of our pupils for informal question and answer session;
  • Interview/presentation with Head of School and Senior Staff.

Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Statement

The Kingston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks (with a barred list check for regulated activity), checks with past employers and eligibility to work in the UK.Identity and qualification documents will be checked prior to any offer being made.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All relevant checks will be carried out to ensure that candidates meet child safe-guarding requirements.