We currently have the following vacancy at Wey Valley Academy, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT3 5AN: Teacher of English. The Academy was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in October 2023.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a highly effective and motivated English specialist to take on the delivery of the subject across key stages three and four. This would be an excellent opportunity for an ECT.
Who are we looking for?
Unconditional positive regard for young people and high expectations of what they can achieve
A positive and proactive classroom practitioner with a clear sense of ‘what good learning looks like’
Excellent subject knowledge and a belief that all teachers are lifelong learners
Good organisational and motivational skills to support pupils of all abilities and needs
What We have to Offer:
A very visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
Centralised behaviour system and commitment to disruption-free learning, which enables teachers to focus on delivering excellent teaching for students every day
Real opportunities for career progression: our culture is very much to ‘promote from within’.
One day a year ‘off timetable’ provided in the summer term for subject teachers who mark for exam boards.
Centralised curriculum content so that staff are able to adapt excellent resources for their students and their learning needs
A coaching model for improving teaching which is supportive and effective
Very flexible child-care arrangements - we are a very family friendly academy and really do understand how hard it can be juggling family life and work at times.
A directed time schedule that is below the 1265, with a commitment to workload reduction and staff wellbeing. Colleagues benefit from discounted gym membership prices at WVA.
No formally graded lesson observations – the emphasis is on coaching and sharing practice.
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.
We are a truly comprehensive school located in the heart of our community. We look for colleagues who share our core values of Respect, Resilience and Ambition, and who want students to be the best version of themselves every day.
If you’d like to discuss this opportunity in more detail before applying, please contact Tom Neill, Principal. Thomas.Neill@weyvalley-academy.co.uk. If you’d like to arrange a tour, please contact Katie Tyler, HR Partner: Katie.Tyler@AAT.education.
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
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