Head of English Houghton Regis Academy, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Job description

Ref: 18-19/HRA/31038
MPS/UPR plus TLR 2F (£2,667)
Flexible start date available

Closing date: 28 January 2019 at midnight

We desire a passionate Head of English to lead a dynamic department within our academy. Whether you are an established Head of Department or an aspiring Teacher looking to take the next step in their career, we want to hear from you!

The Houghton Regis Academy has recently made the transition from a Middle School to a Secondary with a new Key Stage 4 provision and plans for future growth. The English Department aims to provide all pupils with an appreciation for the wider world and help them apply their life experiences to broaden their understanding.

Ofsted recently stated that ‘Teaching and Learning is improving rapidly because of powerful leadership. Students behave very well around the school, have positive attitudes towards their learning and feel safe.’ We are very optimistic about the future so if you feel inspired to be part of this journey and believe that all young people can achieve high standards, we want to hear from you.

About you:
As the successful Head of English you will be an inspirational leader, with a real passion to make a difference and an ability to form effective relationships at all levels. You will lead a team of Teachers and work with colleagues and pupils to create an aspirational and successful department to, ultimately, help deliver improved outcomes for pupils. To be successful, you will need to:

• be committed to creating a culture of professional development focusing on high standards of teaching
• be able to enthuse, motivate and inspire staff and pupils alike
• be able to teach English to GCSE Level and be able to lead the subject area.

In Return:
Working for GAT, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best. All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning. As a GAT employee you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance your professional growth.

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact Jackie Bradley, PA to the Principal, on 01582 863294 or email jbradley@houghtonregisacademy.org to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Please visit our website to apply.
https://app.kallidusrecruit.com/GreenwoodAcademiesTrust/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=31038
Alternatively, call our Recruitment Line on 0115 748 3310, option 1

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential qualifications

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential skills and experience

Newly qualified Teachers and experienced Teachers are all encouraged to apply to this post

Employee benefits

Excellent opportunities for career progression
Access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance
Company Pension
Competitive salary


About Houghton Regis Academy

Houghton Regis Academy is a relatively small, friendly and forward thinking secondary. Last year our results placed us as one of the most improved schools in Central Bedfordshire and we are seeking to recruit a great teacher to join our team. The Humanities Department aims to provide all pupils with an appreciation for the wider world and help them apply their life experiences to broaden their understanding.

Address
Parkside Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 5PX
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Houghton Regis Academy website (opens in a new window)