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  • Closing date

    10 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

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UL Leadership - £47,707 - £54,909 per annum

Head of English job summary

Job title: Head of English

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: UL Leadership - £47,707 - £54,909 per annum

Contract: Permanent, term time only

Start date: Easter or September will be considered

Salford City Academy is seeking an outstanding middle leader or aspiring middle leader to join a high achieving, successful and forward-looking English department. The English department its best ever results in 2022, achieving 72% grade 4+ or higher and 56% achieving grade 5+ or higher. We are looking for someone who has the drive and ambition to drive standards and improve results even further.

The English Department is an extremely ambitious department, expansion within the school has allowed the department to grow rapidly. You would be joining a team consisting of a Second in Department, Lead Practitioner, whole school oracy lead and three further teachers of English. The department is wholly committed to a research-informed approach to teaching, learning and assessment. You will reap the benefits of a purposefully sequenced curriculum and centralised departmental resources. As a United Learning school, the department also benefits from support from a team of dedicated subject advisors and strong collaboration between other United Learning schools.

Literacy and reading are one of the academy’s top priorities. Students’ reading and literacy skills are developed by a carefully designed curriculum to continuously interleave both knowledge and skills as well as a comprehensive whole school reading and literacy programme. The curriculum leader for English will work closely with our literacy co-ordinator to ensure that a love of reading and English are embedded across the school.

Why choose us?

Salford City Academy is highly ambitious and successful 11- 16 academy which is part of the United Learning Multi- Academy Trust. In February 2022 Ofsted judged the academy to continue to be a good school citing ‘Pupils at Salford City Academy said that they enjoy coming to school to learn. They feel happy and safe at school.’ Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite, courteous and well-mannered. Leaders do not tolerate any derogatory behaviour. Pupils respect each other’s differences.’

Academic results at the academy have improved year on year and we were delighted to celebrate the schools ‘best’ results this summer achieving a progress 8 of +0.31, placing us in the top 24% of schools in the country and top of all northern United Learning schools. The academy enjoys state of the art facilities and has a committed, high quality teaching team which is focussed on engaging and motivating all students. The academy is now oversubscribed, and we are looking to for opportunities to recruit excellent candidates into our fantastic team.

We enjoy state of the art facilities, designed to engage, and motivate learners. As an academy committed to professional development, all teaching staff will be expected to actively participate in CPD programmes. We work collaboratively, share good practice, and have a Trust-wide approach to development. We need to make sure we have the right people in the right place doing the job that is needed to build excellent provision for our children and young people. Staff are supported and developed professionally to make sure they can do that and are valued and recognised for their work.

We are proud members of the Salford community, constantly striving to be the best and bringing out the best in everyone. Tolerance, mutual respect, honesty, and co-operation are fostered in line with the Academy REACT values across the curriculum: Responsibility, Excellence, Aspiration, Commitment and Teamwork.

Our vision is to provide an excellent education for all our students, which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. The academy is an exciting place to be and it is an excellent time to join us whether you are a qualified teacher looking to further your experience in tutoring or a student who is thinking about a potential carer in teaching.

If you want to find out more, please visit our website https://www.salfordcity-academy.org/ or find us on our twitter page @sca_community

To apply, please click 'apply now'. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: 9am on 10th February 2023

Interview date: w/c 13th February 2023

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About Salford City Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
842 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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