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Transdisciplinary Teachers

Madeira Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1PA
Livingstone Academy Bournemouth
Full Time
MPS - depending on experience
11th January 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
24th January 2022 12:00 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1196345

Transdisciplinary Teachers

Livingstone Academy Bournemouth

Salary – MPS (depending on experience)

Starting - TBC

Are you a passionate teacher who wants to make a difference in the way we educate children?

How can we ask our students to take risks, be creative and make mistakes if we as educators are afraid to do the same? Our goal at the Livingstone Academy Bournemouth (LAB) is to have the courage to innovate, create and fail forward.

We've been discovering how much educators and kids are truly capable of when exploring the unknown together. When you give kids real tools and tough problems, they engage, invest and learn deeply.

LAB endeavours to cultivate that authentic engagement in an all-through academy. Transdisciplinary study is structured through a cycle of exploration, expression, and exposition to provide deep learning. Educators come to school every morning ready to work alongside their peers and students to co-create original learning experiences that are real, responsive and relevant.

LAB seeks to be at the cutting edge of learner-driven education, and we continue to push the envelope of what is possible in education. We trust that children are instinctual learners, and we value partnering with them on their educational path. That is why we are looking for teachers who are collaborators. To be here, is to work side by side lovingly and in full support of the children who populate this place with their dreams, attempts and ideas. We ask teachers to think big, improvise and learn alongside students. By taking the best practices from early childhood education and emergent, project-based experiential learning, we strive to meet students' needs in a flexible, mixed-age environment that breaks the traditional walls between school and the community outside the classroom.

LAB is going into its second year in a new building complex in Lansdowne in Central Bournemouth serving Reception, Years 1, 7 and 8 with up to 400 students. At capacity, we will have 1510 students, serving ages from 4 to 18.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

Fluency in the language of children. You have a deep understanding of progressive, inquiry-based education. You have the experience of or a desire to teach in a setting that honours the competence and independence of children.

You are a creative curriculum designer. You leverage student interests, real world problems and professional tools/experts to design engaging interdisciplinary projects that drive student learning.

You are committed to social justice and equity. You see opportunities all around you to leverage conversations about identity and actively seek to create equitable learning spaces.

You are an excellent communicator. You communicate effectively with students, parents and co-workers. You actively listen and ask probing questions. You can communicate clearly through writing the story of your student’s learning journey. You know how to be candid and kind at the same time. You can hold accountability and be supportive at the same time.

You have a strong sense of empathy. You put yourself in the shoes of students, and parents and communicate in a way that values their lived experience.

You are a project manager. You have a strong work ethic and can help students pace out projects and create accountability structures that help them reach their goals.

You are comfortable with ambiguity. You are intellectually curious and have a strong sense of agency. You are comfortable not always having or knowing the answers.

You are a great collaborator with both students and adults. You enlist your problem solving and communication skills, sprinkling in your high EQ and fun personality, to build strong relationships. You know the importance of leveraging divergent viewpoints for the improvement of our collective work. You hold your colleagues and students accountable, and you are receptive and humble when they hold you accountable.

You are a lifelong learner. You have a growth mindset and you pick up new ideas quickly and think critically. You are intellectually curious and deeply committed to learning and growing.

We want teachers who share our passion and vision and are excited by transdisciplinary, transformative education! We welcome applications from educators from a range of backgrounds and experiences, especially those with special interests in maths, game based education, technology and the humanities but we don’t offer single-subject placements. 

Application Process

To apply for open positions, fill out the application form. Please provide a supporting statement: How did you learn about the position? Who are you? What is your journey? Why are you excited to work with us?  What’s your last project that excited you?

If you wish to find out more, please feel free to contact Livingstone Academy.

Closing date - Monday 24th January 2022

Interviews - We will consider interviewing suitable candidates before the closing date

Safeguarding Statement:

Livingstone Academy Bournemouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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