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Assistant Leader of English ( with responsibility for KS3)

Bourne Community College, Emsworth, Hampshire

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to contribute to outstanding learning and achievement for our students.

We are seeking a well-qualified and outstanding practitioner to support with the leadership and management of the English curriculum team and teach across Key Stages 3 and 4. The successful candidate will be a creative individual, looking for opportunities to craft engaging explorations and discoveries from any aspect of school life. We are looking for an outstanding teacher, who is able to enthuse and motivate students.

The successful candidate will:
• Be an outstanding practitioner who inspires our students and colleagues.
• Be creative in designing, upholding and delivering a rigorous, academic curriculum.
• Believe that every student can and will succeed.
• Be flexible, collaborative, strategic and resilient.
• Contribute to the whole life of the school through our extra-curricular programme.
• Have the highest ambitions for our students, the school and themselves.
• Have the ability to motivate students and achieve excellent results.
• Have excellent organisational and ICT skills.
• Have the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Have an enthusiasm for English and the ability to share this with students.
• Have excellent subject knowledge.
• Achieve outstanding student outcomes.
• Possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of the community we serve.
• Uphold school policy and promote our whole school ethos: “Aspiration, Innovation, Motivation”.
Additionally, the successful candidate will need to have the ability to:
• Support the Leader of English, facilitating the curriculum team to successfully raise attainment, achievement and standards.
• Enhance the teaching practice of others within the department and beyond to ensure the best learning outcomes for all students.
• Maintain a shared pedagogy within the team, based on proven outstanding practices and in line with school policy.
• Support the Leader of English in regular Quality Assurance reviews, including learning walks, progress checks and work scrutiny and provide feedback to staff.
• Scrutinise departmental data and organise effective and appropriate intervention where necessary.
• Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, parents, the Governing Body and members of the community we serve.
• Be responsible for the delivery of a challenging, engaging and successful curriculum at Key-Stage-Three.

The English Department

We are a collaborative and motivated team who have a passion for teaching and seeing our students achieve their potential.

The English classrooms are based together and each room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and visualiser. We have a shared resource area where all books and stationary are kept and this is within easy reach of the main classrooms. We have an excellent Library and Resource Centre, running the Accelerated Reader programme, and everyone in the department works closely with our librarian. We also have access to a number of computer rooms and have a set of Chrome-Books which can be used with students for learning activities.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups in year 7 with support offered to the weaker students. From year 8, students are streamed into ability classes. We offer a varied and stimulating curriculum which aims to allow students to develop into creative and critical thinkers with an excellent command of both the written and spoken word.
GCSE classes are taught in ability groups and we study the AQA syllabus at Key Stage 4. All of our students study both Language and Literature.

We are committed to offering our students an engaging and enriching curriculum both inside and outside the classroom. We regularly have visiting authors and poets in school and students have the opportunity to go on trips to the theatre and other relevant places of interest. The Librarian runs a number of successful book clubs and we offer extensive opportunities for students to build on their English skills outside the classroom.

This post would suit a successful and experienced teacher or a current leader looking for a new challenge

Employee benefits

Bourne Community College is a highly rewarding environment in which to work. We provide a number of internal and external CPD opportunities for staff and actively encourage pedagogical research and innovation. The staff body is supportive and knowledgeable and we have a Staff Association Committee who organise a number of initiatives for colleagues. Staff also benefit from our links with local businesses, for example discounted membership at our neighbouring leisure centre. This post will offer the successful candidate leadership experience at different levels and the support and experience to further a successful career in Education.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Local authority maintained school
Education phase Secondary
School size 751 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Bourne Community College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@bourne.org.uk
Contact phone number 01243 375691

About Bourne Community College

Bourne Community College is a growing and unique 11-16 mixed comprehensive Trust school, valued and supported by the local community. We have been awarded the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award ‘Gold’, which very few secondary schools hold in the country and we are on our journey to become outstanding in every way.
Within the College we have a strong focus on high quality teaching and learning, supported by excellent staff development and an active student voice group. We believe that the very best learning takes place when students and adults work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. We, of course, have very high expectations for our students’ behaviour and they in turn can have equally high expectations for the quality of their lessons.

School location

Park Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8PJ

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