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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week, term time only

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L5 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Director of English

Start date: 2nd September 2024

Hours: 32.5 hours a week, term time only

Contract: Permanent

Salary: L5 - L9

Are you passionate about English and determined to make a real difference? We are seeking to appoint a committed and inspirational Director of English who is able to obtain the best outcomes for their pupils.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about their subject and determined to impart knowledge, skills and understanding to all our young people, whilst exciting and engaging them in their learning. Candidates will have the drive and motivation to continually improve the department, whilst understanding the importance of developing a positive culture.

We are looking for:

  • An inclusive individual, with high expectations of their students, who is committed to maximising rates of progress and has innovative ideas to support all pupils
  • Someone with a sense of humour, who understands the importance of developing a positive culture in our organisation.

If you feel you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues.

What the school offers its staff

Armthorpe Academy is an 11-16 school located in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The learning our children experience is a broad and balanced dietthatprovides intellectual, moral, creative and emotional stimulation. It is an exciting time to be part of our academy, as with the support of Consilium, we are constantly working to develop and evolve our curriculum and pedagogy to ensure all students can flourish. This means not only striving to fulfil the academic potential of all our learners, but also teaching our young people how to care for themselves mentally and physically, as well as facilitating opportunities for them to enjoy and live life to the full beyond the taught curriculum.

At Armthorpe, we believe every learner is an individual with a unique personality, characteristics and the potential to shine. Inclusion therefore lies at the heart of everything we do. Childhood is changing. Our learners are growing up in a world defined by fast-paced technological development living increasingly online, in spaces adults sometimes struggle to understand. We place great value on preparing our learners to thrive in 21stcentury Britain, not just academically but socially, emotionally, morally and culturally too. It has never been more important to equip our students to adapt to and embrace change, develop their resilience and creative thinking skills whilst instilling a real love of learning. The development of the whole person is imperative to us.

Respect

  • Being a leader: Doing the right thing when no-one is watching (both inside and outside of school).
  • Executing the basics: Smiling, saying please/thank you, opening doors and treating others how we would want to be treated ourselves.
  • Following and accepting rules without argument.

Responsibility

  • Being responsible: doing the ‘things’ you are supposed to do.
  • Accepting responsibility: enjoying praise for ‘things’ you have done well (positive choices) and admitting to and accepting the consequences for ‘things’ you have not done well (poor choices).
  • Role modelling responsibility: encouraging others to make positive choices.

Resilience

  • Being prepared to embrace challenges and unknown situations.
  • Bouncebackability! Realizing sometimes we must try things several times before we learn or find a solution.
  • Being ruthless and relentless in striving for success – we do not stop until we are as good as we can be!

Pride

  • Constantly working hard – nothing replaces hard work.
  • Actively listening to others so we are always learning and improving, know it, own it, do it!
  • Thinking for ourselves and never being afraid to share our ideas/thoughts when requested – we aim for solution focused creative minds

Ambition

  • If our dreams do not scare us, they are not big enough.
  • Having a dream we can articulate.
  • Understanding what excellence looks like and constantly striving for it.

In January 2019, we were judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’ in every category which is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and students. As Armthorpe grows and develops as part of the Trust, this new appointment will play an integral part in shaping the future of the school.

Further details about the role

To apply please download and complete the attached application form. Please note we do not accept CV’s. We ask that all completed application forms are sent to Dawn McKinna at ARM-recruitment@consilium-at.com

Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 09:00 AM.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2024.

Consilium Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In accordance with our statutory obligations under Keeping Children Safe in Education Consilium Academies is required to conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which Consilium Academies might want to explore with you. Further information on online searches can be found in paragraph 221 of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

The Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English.

Please note: If you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Applications received after the closing time stated will not be considered.

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 Armthorpe Academy

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

Armthorpe Academy is a ‘truly inclusive school’ (Ofsted 2019). We have high expectations of students, both in terms of their progress and their behaviour. In particular, we expect them to invest in their own learning, and we encourage them to enjoy and make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school. They, in turn, can expect from us the highest possible quality of teaching, care and support.

Arranging a visit to Armthorpe Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ARM-recruitment@consilium-at.com.

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