Head of English Goole Academy, Goole, East Yorkshire

Job description

Goole Academy are seeking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and talented Head of English. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of talented and committed practitioners, who over the past year have worked as a team to achieve record results in English.

Do you have the ambition and determination to secure positive outcomes for our students?

The successful candidate will:

• be an excellent practitioner;
• have the knowledge and experience, or ambition to teach across the whole range of age and ability;
• be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being are achieved.

Visits to the academy would be warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact the academy on 01405 768621 if you would like to arrange a visit.

Essential educational requirements

•A good honours degree in English
•Experience of delivering curriculum at KS3 and KS4
•Excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practice
•A good understanding of curriculum developments in English

Essential qualifications

•A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

•The post holder will require an enhanced DBS

Essential skills and experience

•Understanding of use of data to assess and inform teaching and learning
•Strategic planning processes, tools and techniques
•Leading change, creativity and innovation
•Principles of quality learning, teaching and assessment incl. Academy review and self-evaluation
•Ways of applying effective practice and research evidence to improve outcomes
•Behaviour and attendance management
•Strategies for improving outcomes and achieving excellence for all
•Significance of interpersonal relationships, including impact on teacher performance and student learning
•Performance management, continuous professional development and sustained Academy improvement
•Building motivation, including the importance of celebrating achievement
•Building and sustaining a learning community within a diverse workforce
•Own performance, ways of obtaining feedback and how to improve
•Willingness to undertake coaching with a small group of students

Employee benefits

Excellent CPD provision;
The support of enthusiastic and welcoming colleagues;
Staff Benefits Scheme

About Goole Academy

Goole Academy's ethos is to deliver excellence for its staff, students and parents. At the heart of Goole Academy is a deeply embedded belief that every child is entitled to high quality education and it is our aim to make this a reality. The Academy is delighted to be part of the Delta family of schools, and the children of Goole now have some of the best chances of an outstanding education. The Academy aims to provide a learning environment that ignites a passion for learning and where all students are challenged and motivated whilst providing a caring and supporting ethos. "This is an exciting time for the students, staff, parents and carers here at Goole Academy. We are embarking on a period of rapid improvement. With the support of Delta Academies Trust, all staff have worked tremendously hard to reshape the climate in the Academy. We have made tangible progress and highly effective strategies/systems have been put in place to address our areas of development and maintain our strengths. Goole Academy is a great place to work and all staff are committed to seeing our work through. Expectations are high and we have an aspirational mind set. We plan to ensure that all our students reach their full potential." Julian Harrison, Principal.

Centenary Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 6AN
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