Head of English Faculty- 487165

Discovery Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £48,808 to £53,856

Job summary

Principal: Mr R Kelsall
Required: Easter 2020
Head of English Faculty
Leadership 8-12 – £48,808 - £53,856
Plus £2,000 relocation allowance

The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Head of English to lead a strong team of highly motivated professionals who work collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout the Academy. With your knowledge and passion for the subject, you will develop a great curriculum experience in line with the whole Academy ethos, enabling all students to make exceptional progress. You will be passionate about academic excellence, collaboration and delivering high quality teaching for every student. You will be able to identify and implement strategies to improve the quality of education and will be committed to the highest standards of achievement. You will be an outstanding practitioner, with a clear vision and a good track record in raising standards.

Our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do. Every student is encouraged to achieve their best in the pursuit of excellence. Our strong ethos of pride and mutual respect, together with high quality teaching and learning, provides our students with the opportunities to exceed their expectations. The Discovery Academy’s students leave as aspiring, motivated and confident young adults.

If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you. For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, https://alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/ Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk . Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to apply@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk quoting the job reference number detailed above.

Closing Date: Monday 24th February 2020, 9.00am
Interview Date: Week commencing 24th February 2020

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent qualification.

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status.
Recent and relevant personal and professional development.
Recent and relevant leadership and/or management qualification.

Essential skills and experience

Recognised high quality record as an effective and efficient subject teacher and tutor.
Successful leadership and management experience in a relevant curriculum, pastoral or wider school role.
A track record of organising curriculum and extra-curricular events.
Proven track record of managing change to make a demonstrable impact on performance.
Experience in developing effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders in and out of school.
Successful experience of strategic development planning, implementation and self-evaluation with clear, successful outcomes at a team level.
Experience of developing individualised learning that has impacted on students’ learning and teaching approaches adopted by staff.
A good knowledge and understanding of key national education priorities, policies and programmes in relation to the role.

Employee benefits

Plus £2,000 relocation allowance.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1145 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Discovery Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk

School location

Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0GA