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    20 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

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Assistant Head of English job summary

Assistant Head of English

Start date: September 2024
Closing date: 19 April 2024
Location: Kettering Science Academy
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR
Hours per week: Full time, permanent

Due to the current post holder gaining promotion, we are seeking a talented and hardworking colleague to join our English team as Assistant Head of English. This is an exciting role where you will be responsible, in particular, for the running and development of Key Stage 3 in order to take us into the next stage of our development. KSA achieved an Ofsted 'Good' in July 2023, and we are now looking to consolidate and embed our practice where it matters most - in the classroom.

We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues who have a real passion for curriculum and pedagogy and for improving teaching and learning. The successful candidate will play a lead role in helping shape the next phase of improvement in this core subject. The role would be ideal for anyone who is looking to become a Head of English in the future, and who desires to be at the forefront, leading and developing our inspirational vision for English at KSA.

You will be joining KSA at a time where we are setting out an ambitious plan for the future based around three key themes of belonging, reflection, and collaboration. Ultimately, we exist to enable everyone connected with the school to be the best they can be. We are clear that all children deserve our unwavering and unconditional regard, and we have ambitious plans for making this a reality in all our classrooms and in all our interactions.

If you enjoy being challenged and are not afraid to offer challenge, if you believe that it is our duty to ensure that all children have a voice and can be themselves, and if you want to be part of a team who believes that anything is possible, then this is the role for you.

We would encourage anyone interested in the position to contact our Vice Principal, Rhiannon Gant, who would be delighted to talk with you about our vision and plans for the future, as well as share what we are looking for from the successful candidate.

What we can offer you

  • Daily allowance for breakfast and lunch.
  • A modern building with fantastic facilities and resources.
  • A supportive and friendly community of staff and students.
  • A full induction programme.
  • Access to BWT Ambition Hub training and development programmes.

About Kettering Science Academy

Kettering Science Academy was delighted to receive a Good Ofsted rating in July 2023. This report recognised the work which has been done over many years in relentlessly focussing on providing stimulating learning experience for all our students. We actively encourage students to participate in all areas of academy life, motivating and inspiring them to unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. We believe education is about more than achieving success in exams; it is about preparing students for the challenges and demands of life beyond education. Staff have an uncompromising commitment to this and work closely with one another to support and develop students as well as one another.

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that is inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.

We are a thriving community of equals dedicated to creating a great place to work and learn; students and staff are happy and proud to be part of Kettering Science Academy's journey to being the best that we can be and we would like to offer you the opportunity to jump aboard and join us for this journey!

If you think you can contribute to our organisation we welcome your application. Applicants are required to complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted.

About Brooke Weston Trust

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

How to Apply

If you think you can contribute to this role and to our organisation, we welcome your application!

Further details about the Academy and the above position can be found on our website ketteringscienceacademy.org or by telephoning 01536 532700 and asking for Khloé Hughes, HR Administrator.

Safer Recruitment

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

Closing date: 19 April 2024

Interview date: Week commencing 22 April 2024, but interviews may be scheduled earlier where there is availability.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kettering Science Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1404 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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