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  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£5,182 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a well-qualified, inspirational and ambitious Assistant Subject Leader of English to join Thomas Deacon Academy.

Our English department nurtures a passion and love of literature from across the world, with the ambition to equip all students with the ability to speak, read and write fluently and with confidence. Our students embrace exposure to cultural capital through a range of well-considered texts across the literary canon, but also reaching beyond traditionally studied authors to include a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Our curriculum teaches students critical reading skills, enabling them to read a range of texts intelligently, analytically and perceptively. Students at TDA are given a wealth of opportunities to write creatively using foundational knowledge and understanding of grammar, and the principles of rhetoric. Our curriculum is built on a foundation of core knowledge in the areas of grammar, linguistics, academic literary concepts, vocabulary, context and form. Knowledge is mapped in a spiral curriculum, building from KS2 foundations, and is regularly deepened and refined through retrieval. Sitting alongside our substantive curriculum is a bespoke 50K reading program where students are exposed bi-weekly to an even greater range of forms, genres, topics and viewpoints.

What the school offers its staff

The Trust offers:

  • excellent salary package.
  • fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
  • opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
  • use of Academy facilities (including a gym and onsite car parking).
  • Local Government pension scheme.
  • An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.
  • An inclusive and collaborative approach.
  • A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.
  • An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a school within one of the well-regarded Trusts in the eastern region. The school has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future and we are looking for an ambitious and dynamic leader to steer it through the next stage of its development.

Collaboration, educational research and professional development are at the core of how the schools within TDET work together. With a clear focus on leadership at all levels, the Trust is well placed to provide great opportunities to promote Thomas Deacon Academy as a leading school and you will be given effective support to develop you personally as an outstanding teacher. In addition, being part of TDET there will be a wide range of opportunities to grow and develop within the Academy and Trust wide.

Further details about the role

You will:

  • Be a passionate, inspiring teacher of English.
  • Have recent experience of successful leadership or a strong desire to develop these skills.
  • Be able to evidence a key contribution to sustained school improvement.
  • Demonstrate experience of inspirational team leadership/membership and development.
  • Know how to actively engage parents as partners in the education of their children, including those harder to reach.
  • Be adept at challenging educational under-achievement and inspiring children to reach their full potential.
  • Have high expectations for the behaviour and academic progress of young people.
  • Be ambitious and have the energy and creativity to make a significant contribution to the whole academy.

Commitment to safeguarding

Thomas Deacon Education Trustis committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2378 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

School location

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