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  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£42,481.00 - £59,006.00 Annually (Actual) M1 (£30,000) - UPS 3 (£46,525) + TLR 1.2 (12,481) + with Recruitment & Retention Bonus Payable. Please refer to the advertisement below for more information.

Curriculum Lead - English - Recruitment Bonus Payable job summary

Recruitment & Retention Bonus for English Teachers

We are delighted to offer a Recruitment & Retention Bonus of up to £4,500 for this role. The bonus will be paid as follows:

  • £1,500 upon appointment
  • £1,500 upon successful completion of your first year
  • £1,500 paid upon successful completion of your second year

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the English department at St Aldhelm’s Academy. Dynamic, forward thinking and absolutely committed to changing the lives of all young people, we need a curriculum lead who will share our inclusive and positive ethos as our pupil numbers continue to rise. You will be an inspiring, experienced teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a supportive nature.

We are looking for a Curriculum Leader of English who:

  • Has a passion for their subject and the ability to make their subject come alive with inspirational and interactive lessons which challenge and support all pupils to secure the best outcomes.
  • Demonstrates ambitious standards and has high expectations for all pupils ensuring that there is a robust curriculum and assessment framework underpinned by a strong extra-curricular provision.
  • Has a record of raising standards across key stages 3 and 4.
  • Has excellent organization skills
  • Can drive forward strategic priorities and translate these into practical actions.
  • Demonstrates professionalism consistent with the Trust’s values: aspirational, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and responsible underpinned with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • This role can provide excellent preparation for a subsequent move to Senior Leadership which the successful candidate may be aspiring to in the next few years.

What We have to Offer:

  • A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
  • A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.
  • All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.
  • Strong potential for career progression.
  • A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.
  • AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.
  • A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.
  • A thriving school community with extensive facilities
  • A creative and innovative culture keen to explore new ways of working to meet fresh challenges and exploit opportunities.
  • Excellent personal career development - our culture is to promote from within the Trust as much as possible.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Charlene Crack; HR Academy Lead at Charlene.Crack@staldhelms-academy.co.uk

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search

High Expectations lead to High Achievers

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)
medical
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 St Aldhelm's Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
851 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

A mixed comprehensive school with approximately 700 pupils on roll, in years 7 to 11.

Part of Ambitions Academies Trust and located in the beautiful county of Dorset.

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