Job Opportunities

  • Head of Key Stage 3 English

    Required for January 2022, but start date negotiable for the right candidate

    Full time

    TLR2A, currently £2,873

    We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in an extremely successful, happy, well-resourced, exceptional non-selective 11-18 Academy. Applicants must be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong organisational skills, and ready to play a significant role as Head of Key Stage 3 English.

    We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1556 students, including over 260 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of English are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    Beacon Academy takes a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. We invest in our teachers through our Early Career Teacher (ECT) programme and have chosen to partner with UCL and Sussex Schools Alliance for the delivery of the Early Career Framework and with Brighton & Hove Education & Enterprise Marketplace as our Appropriate Body. High quality professional development is a priority, and we have seven Specialist Leaders of Education across a variety of areas on our staff body.

    In 2019, Beacon Partnership was selected by the Chartered College, the professional body for teaching, to deliver the prestigious Chartered Teacher (CTeach) Programme in East and West Sussex, Kent and Brighton and Hove. We are currently supporting several staff on the Chartered College of Teaching Certificate of Evidence Informed Practice and NPQs from UCL Institute of Education in partnership with Sussex Coast Schools Alliance.

    We secure excellent outcomes for our students. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 8th November 2021

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Teachers Application Form 2021

    Head of Key Stage 3 English recruitment pack October 2021

  • Teacher of English

    Required for January 2022

    Full time

    To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from a dedicated, hardworking, highly skilled and knowledgeable teacher to join our English department, within a highly successful, happy, well-resourced, exceptional non-selective 11-18 school.

    We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1556 students, including over 260 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of English are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    Beacon Academy takes a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. We invest in our teachers through our Early Career Teacher (ECT) programme and have chosen to partner with UCL and Sussex Schools Alliance for the delivery of the Early Career Framework and with Brighton & Hove Education & Enterprise Marketplace as our Appropriate Body. High quality professional development is a priority, and we have seven Specialist Leaders of Education across a variety of areas on our staff body.

    In 2019, Beacon Partnership was selected by the Chartered College, the professional body for teaching, to deliver the prestigious Chartered Teacher (CTeach) Programme in East and West Sussex, Kent and Brighton and Hove. We are currently supporting several staff on the Chartered College of Teaching Certificate of Evidence Informed Practice and NPQs from UCL Institute of Education in partnership with Sussex Coast Schools Alliance.

    We secure excellent outcomes for our students. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 8th November 2021

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Teachers Application Form 2021

    Teacher of English recruitment pack October 2021

  • Assistant SENDCo

    Ideally January 2022 start

    37 hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks in the school holidays

    Single Status Grade 10

    We are looking for a professional and self-motivated individual, with excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible. The ideal candidate should have experience of supporting children in a SEND environment and working with children with special educational needs to maximise students learning. The successful candidate will join our dedicated and experienced team to support our SENDCo in promoting the learning and personal development of all students including those with special educational needs.

    This role will include assessing and applying appropriate access arrangements, and assess and screen for dyslexia. Training will be provided if required.

    We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1556 students, including over 260 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    The role is for 37 hours per week to be worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday, term time plus 2 weeks in the school holidays. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 10, currently £29,594 to £31,968 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary will be £27,317.53 to £29,508.92, dependent on experience.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 8th November 2021

    For further details, please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references. Beacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Support Staff Application Form 2021

    Assistant SENDCo recruitment pack October 2021

  • Learning Mentor (Teaching Assistant)

    30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only

    Immediate start available

    Single Status Grade 3, currently £18,562 per annum full time equivalent

    We are looking for a professional and self-motivated individual, with excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible. The ideal candidate should have experience of supporting children in a classroom environment and working with children with special educational needs to maximise students learning. The successful candidate will join our team of dedicated and experienced learning mentors who assist in promoting the learning and personal development of all students, including, but not exclusively, those with special educational needs. This role is a superb opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience in a school environment, possibly as part of their career development.

    We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1556 students, including over 260 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    The role is for 30 hours per week to be worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 3, currently £18,562 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary will be £13,256.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 1st November 2021

    For further details please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references. Beacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Support Staff Application Form 2021

    Learning Mentor recruitment pack October 2021

  • Science Technician

    Immediate start available

    Ideally 37 hours per week, term time only

    Part time/job share would be considered for the right candidate

    Single Status Grade 4

    We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy making a positive contribution to our Science department as a Science Technician. Working as part of our technician’s team you will be predominantly supporting Biology, but at times, support Physics and Chemistry. Training is available for the right candidate.

    The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a genuine desire to help contribute positively to the life of our young people. This role is a superb opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience in a school environment, possibly as part of their career development.

    We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1556 students, including over 260 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    The role is for 37 hours per week to be worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 4, currently £18,933 to £19,312 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary will be £16,629.87 to £17,036.84 dependent on experience. A part time, job share would be considered for the right candidate.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 1st November 2021

    For further details, please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references. Beacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Support Staff Application Form 2021

    Science Technician recruitment pack October 2021

Completed applications should be sent via email or post to:

vacancies@beacon-academy.org

Human Resources, Beacon Academy, North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS

Telephone: 01892 603078

Beacon Academy is committed to providing the best possible care and education to its students and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The Academy is also committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment to all its members of staff. The Academy recognises that, in order to achieve these aims, it is of fundamental importance to attract, recruit and retain staff of the highest calibre who share this commitment. Please refer to our Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedures which supports our statutory obligation to comply with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020.