2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£32,850 to £48,050 plus potential TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Teacher of English to join our amazing English department at Northampton Academy.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of English and have a strong desire to teach at all Key Stages. The successful candidate will fully embrace our Core Values of Respect, Determination and Ambition, and will have a working knowledge of how these will apply within a Secondary Academy context and within the role itself. As Teacher of English, you will work alongside the Head of Department as well as the other English teachers to help support and ensure outstanding progress for all our students in the school. The excellent teaching and learning from our English team is often commented on by parents and visitors.

You will have a close eye to detail whilst retaining the highest possible standards. You will be incredibly tenacious with a high level of emotional intelligence. You will be an exemplary teacher of English and be fully committed to providing an excellent learning experience for students at the academy. You will play a major role in improving teaching and learning across the English department.

The post is being advertised with a closing date of 20th May 2024; however we would like potential applicants to apply as soon as possible and reserve the right to withdraw the advert should we interview and appoint a suitable candidate earlier than the advertised closing date or extend the closing date should there not be a suitable pool of candidates by this date.

What the school offers its staff

Worried what you will be asked at interview?

Well don’t, as you will get these in advance of the day so you can show us your ‘best self’.

Worried about where to park on your interview day?

Well don’t, as you will get a parking space reserved for you on your interview day and hopefully when you visit.

Want a Costa Coffee from our in-house Costa Café in school?

Yes, that’s right we have a Costa Café with one free coffee each week for every member of staff.

Want a morning or afternoon free from teaching so you can pick up the kids, go to the gym, walk the dog or just relax?

Well, come and join us. This is just one of the many wellbeing initiatives we have at the school.

United Learning's pledge to all our academy teachers is that by working for us, you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support.

More pay:

  • We pay an average of 5% above national scales - the best rates of pay in the sector.
  • Cash towards medical treatment.
  • Generous staff discount scheme

More time:

  • Three extra INSET days for planning
  • At least one personal day a year

and more support:

  • Great training for your career
  • Exceptional curriculum resources
  • Support for your wellbeing

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)
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.

Applying for the job

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About Northampton Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1721 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – high quality staff such as you.

Arranging a visit to Northampton Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.howell@northampton-academy.org.

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