Faculty Leader of English Kirkby College, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Job description

Faculty Leader of English
Standard Scale plus TLR1a (£9660)
Full time

Our School is vibrant, purposeful and inclusive. We demand commitment and have high expectations of both students and staff. As a team, we are committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning in a supportive and caring environment.

As a smaller than average school, students here benefit from being known as individuals. All students are supported in an environment which is positive, caring and inclusive; where success is celebrated publicly.

Kirkby College Academy is a community school, as such, it is important to us that students, parents and staff are highly valued. The latest Ofsted report (July 2018) stated that “leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures”. It is imperative that we all work together to ensure that the young people we serve can be successful. We work hard to build a culture of excellence through a range of opportunities which prepare students for life in the 21st Century.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and supportive team in a successful English faculty. In Key Stage 4, students currently study AQA GCSE in English Language and English Literature; knowledge of these specifications would be advantageous. In Key Stage 5, students study AQA specification English Literature A.

The English Faculty is rapidly improving and leads the way in collaborative planning across the academy. There is a strong ethos of achievement and drive for improvement across the team with a focus on delivering high quality teaching to secure good progress for all students.

The successful candidate will drive improvement demonstrating rigour and creativity in the development of the faculty. The faculty leaders for English and Maths work closely together and you will be at the heart of the continuous drive for improvement for the benefit of all of our students.

We require applications from candidates who fit our core purpose of improving the life chances for all our students. You will be:

• An Outstanding Teacher
• A Lead professional with integrity and be value driven
• Highly motivated and inspirational
• An excellent coach and mentor to staff and students
• Willing to continue to learn and develop alongside others
• Commitment to self-improvement and that of your colleagues
We are very proud of the work undertaken by everyone at the school, and would be delighted to arrange a visit for you to look around Kirkby College during the school day to see the academy in action.

If you feel you are able to fulfil any of these pivotal roles, we would like to hear from you. Please send for an application form via email admin@kirkbycollege.notts.sch.uk or visit our website.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 23rd September 2019.

Essential educational requirements

Education and Training

Teaching Qualification


Evidence of further professional development

Essential qualifications

Education and Training

Teaching Qualification


Evidence of further professional development

Essential skills and experience

Please see main advert and person specification

Employee benefits

Standard Scale plus TLR1a (£9660)

For the right candidate the school will offer:

• Opportunities to develop your professional practice as a teacher and leader
• Additional allowances in the form of recruitment and retention
• A supportive yet challenging environment, aspiring for excellence.

About Kirkby College

Tennyson Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7DH
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