Assistant Lead - English

Corby Technical School, Corby, Northamptonshire


Job details

Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Corby Technical School invites you to join our team that is dedicated to providing the very best outcomes for our students. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated Assistant Lead in English to join our innovative English/Media team. The English department currently offer Language/Literature, Media and Drama at GCSE and Media and English literature/language combined course at A-level. You will be joining a highly motivated team and will be given opportunities to be creative in your teaching. Our extensive CPD package provides a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to develop your leadership capacity, and feel you are ready for this challenge. Our facilities are modern, spacious and well-equipped, and we offer an open, supportive and ambitious environment to thrive in. We have a dynamic team who are keen to learn from one another. We are responsive to the need of students and are flexible in our approach, enabling our students to be motivated and creative in their thinking. We also work holistically across the school, and are keen to create links with other departments, connecting topics and themes, but also emphasising the importance of vocabulary and literacy in the learning of our students in all subjects.

This post is for September 2020, but a possible earlier appointment would be viable.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status
Good honours graduate
Commitment to personal/professional development
Evidence of promotion of innovation in teaching and learning
Experience of working successfully with local community and external agencies/stakeholders
A track record of working successfully in partnership with other educational organisations
Evidence of the ability to develop excellent relationships with young people and adults
Successful experience of using target setting, data analysis and curriculum innovation to improve performance

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Good honours graduate

Essential skills and experience

Strong command of subject
Ability to employ a range of effective teaching, learning styles and assessment methods
A thorough understanding of the benefits and implication of a specialist curriculum.
Ability to use assessment data to inform planning and set targets.
Committed to ensuring excellent standards of behaviour at all times

Employee benefits

• A fixed 8 week term structure allows for five standardised terms meaning that learning can be structured and delivered with consistency. Holidays also fall outside ‘normal’ term structures allowing for inexpensive travel opportunities.
• As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
• Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers. This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.
• All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme. A reduced price membership to the local gym is also available.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 564 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Corby Technical School website (opens in a new window)
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School location

Cottingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1TD