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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type


Pay scale

£30,000.00 to £46,525.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

John Cabot Academyis currently recruiting for a Curriculum Lead of English to join our talented and supportive team.

With a history of excellent outcomes in our English department and across the Academy, we are looking for an individual with a passion for English Language and Literature, a track record of impact within English leadership and someone who wants to join a school where leaders are empowered to lead. You will be part of the CLF with a collaboratively planned curriculum and assessments.

A well-qualified specialist holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, you will have the ability to teach Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Your duties will specifically include:

1. Leading on Curriculum

  • Champion the Curriculum: generate excitement for the subject from colleagues and children. Be able to articulate the intent & implementation of the curriculum.

  • Guardian of the Curriculum, ensuring that all children receive their entitlement from your subject

2. Improve the Quality of teaching & learning

  • Lead professional development of the team so they gain relevant subject knowledge

  • Quality assures the standards of teaching

  • Directly intervene to address underperformance in teaching

3. Improving outcomes and preparing children for the next stage

  • Focusing on outcomes supports children to achieve what they need for life and their next stage.
  • Deeply understand the demands of the curriculum and specification so that children are prepared well for assessment (exam)

What the school offers its staff

The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We proudly serve 15,000+ pupils attending nine secondary academies, nine primary academies, an all-through provision, a studio school, a discrete Post 16 provision, two alternative provision schools and three SEMH special schools.

CLF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The trust is proud to serve a diverse student population and their communities. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We are proud to be part of diverse communities in the region and celebrate the richness of our students' cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. We aim to develop a curriculum responsive to our pupils' needs and reflecting their diverse interests and backgrounds.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About John Cabot Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1247 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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John Cabot Academy is an Academy based in Kingswood Bristol where staff and students alike are inspired by learning. John Cabot Academy provides education to 1125 students Key Stages 3 to 5 from a diverse community. We aspire for our students to thrive academically; flourish and grow as young people. When they leave they will have a strong sense of self, their place in the world and the agency to fulfil their potential. 

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