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  • Job start date

    3 January 2023

  • Closing date

    30 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Up to one year

Pay scale


English Teacher job summary

At the Cedars Academy we believe in being kind, working hard, and taking responsibility. We believe school should be a calm, inclusive and safe place, where teachers can get on and teach, and pupils can get on and learn without disruption. We are seeking a passionate, committed and inspiring teacher to join our brilliant English team.

We are currently looking to recruit a:

English Teacher – on a fixed term contract starting from January 2023 – maternity cover up to one year. Based at The Cedars Academy in Birstall, part of the Lionheart Educational Trust Salary: Main or Upper Pay Range

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a talented and inspirational Teacher of English to join a successful and innovative team from January 2023.

In the English department it is our firm belief that our professional responsibility to imbue students with a love of reading.To this end we have designed and implemented an exciting English curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. At Key Stage 3 topics and texts include:

  • Epic poetry and classical narratives (including Homer’sOdyssey)
  • 19thCentury short stories (including ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe and ‘The Signalman’ by Charles Dickens)
  • Social and political protest poetry (including works by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and Tatamkhulu Afrika)
  • War poetry (including works by Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Jessie Pope)

Across all our classes we promote quality education for all through a range of challenging but exciting texts which promote the breadth and beauty of literature. It is our hope to inspire students to continue their journey of study into Key Stage 5 where we offer two A-levels in English Literature (AQA Spec B) and English Language and Literature (AQA). Our GCSE results this year were the best we have ever seen with 80% of the cohort achieving a grade 4 or above in both English Language and English Literature. We also have a proven history of success at A-level with 50% of the 2022 cohort achieving grades A*-A.

The English Department at The Cedars Academy comprises 9 members of teaching staff which includes the Director of English across Lionheart Academies Trust. As a successful candidate you will have a well-equipped classroom and a supportive Senior Leadership Team.

If you would like to come and have a look round, to see us hard at work, don’t hesitate to make contact with our HR Team, to arrange a mutually agreeable time.

This post is designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 21 October 2022

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close applications early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

The Trust strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where all staff have a seat at the table: a seat to be free, a seat to inspire, a seat to challenge and a seat to succeed.

We currently have staff networks for staff who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer + (LGBTQ+), staff who would describe their background as working class and staff with a disability.

Please note CVs WILL NOT be accepted.

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About The Cedars Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
999 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Formerly known as Longslade, The Cedars Academy has a long-standing reputation for delivering excellent education to the community of Birstall, just north of Leicester city centre. In 2015 the school gained academy status and joined the Lionheart Academies Trust (led by Beauchamp College, Oadby). This affords us the opportunity to regularly collaborate with colleagues from a wide range of secondary schools across Leicester city and Leicestershire.

Arranging a visit to The Cedars Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrenquiries@thecedarsacademy.org.uk.

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