Information for Candidates
Our Academy – Think Excellence
North Kesteven Academy is a vibrant and rewarding environment in which to work, whether you join us as a member of our teaching or non-teaching staff. We offer a strong academic emphasis around our motto “think excellence” together with state of the art sports and performing arts facilities.
The Academy was last graded “good” by OFSTED in 2015, a judgement predicated on strong leadership, good behaviour, good teaching and outstanding relationships. We have a strong, established Board of Directors, a talented, knowledgeable Senior Leadership Team and committed, enthusiastic and professional staff.
The Academy offers a positive, supportive learning experience to all our students to ensure that every student achieves their maximum potential.
66% of the Academy’s students achieved five A*-C GCSE passes or their equivalent in the new grading system in 2017. Our English teaching is particularly strong, with students performing well above national average. Our maths results are also strong, with 70% of grades awarded being between 9 and 4 (A* to C). The North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form also achieves excellent results, with almost one in four exams sat by students in 2017 resulting in A* and A grades. Indeed, our sixth form students achieved an overall pass rate of 95% in A Levels and BTEC equivalents, with 60% obtaining A* to C grades. English and Maths were particularly impressive with more than 40% of students getting A* to B grades.
Our Career Development
We are justly proud of our academic achievements however an education at North Kesteven Academy offers a much more rounded experience
With superb sporting facilities and performing arts facilities providing an enhanced curriculum experience and great extra-curricular opportunities. We believe this also offers our staff a unique ethos and environment in which to work- an environment that encourages and supports excellence whatever your field. Our record on Initial Teacher Training and extensive Professional Learning offer is second to none, and as a member of our team you can look forward to regular structured opportunities to develop yourself both personally and professionally. Our tailored coaching and mentoring programme, NK Enhance allows participating staff to benefit from colleagues’ advice and experience. For those of you with real drive and ambition we offer a bespoke talent management programme, NK Aspire that will develop your skills and experience towards middle and senior leadership. This has already proved successful for several of our staff.
Our Academy is situated on the edge of the Cathedral City of Lincoln, regularly recognised as a great place to live and work.
Lincoln is a small, vibrant and safe City dating back to Roman times, a history that is evident throughout the oldest parts of the City. The popular “uphill” area of the City incorporates the magnificent Gothic Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, home to one of only four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. The surrounding cobbled streets, including Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill boast a range of bars, restaurants, and specialist shops to explore. At the bottom of the hill, Lincoln continues to develop around its successful University and the buzzing Brayford Marina, offering an array of bars, restaurants and cinema. The Arts are well catered for with the Lincoln Theatre Royal, Drill Hall, Engine Shed, and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre providing a range of events from traditional theatre to rock concerts.
Further afield, Lincolnshire holds miles of unspoilt and secluded coastline with wide golden beaches, and the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds are an increasingly open secret for walkers and wildlife observers.
North Kesteven Academy – Think the Warmest of welcomes
Whether you join us to teach science, art, or as a member of our catering staff, you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you need to develop your career. Most of all we believe you will love working as part of our team at North Kesteven Academy! We are always happy to show you our Academy during a normal working day and positively encourage pre-application and pre-interview visits. We look forward to hearing from you!
North Kesteven Academy recruits according to diversity and equal opportunities best practice and we welcome applications from all sectors of our community. What matters to us is that you are enthusiastic, motivated, and a team player with a clear picture of what you can bring to our exciting academic community.
Why work with us?
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For an informal discussion about any aspect of working at North Kesteven Academy, please contact our Head of Human Resources, Romina Goldsworthy, on 01522 881010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please return applications by email to email@example.com or by post.
We look forward to hearing from you.
This Academy is committed to all aspects of child protection. We believe all children have the right to be protected from harm and abuse. The aim of these practices is to ensure as far as possible that anyone paid, or voluntary, who works in this Academy is safe to do so. It is expected that our whole community shares this commitment and the promotion of welfare of children as adopted by the relevant Authority and identified: Education Act 2002, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015, Prevent Duty 2015. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check that will include a check against the Childrens’ Barred List. At least two references will be required, one to be from your current or most recent employer.