Head of Key Stage - English Department

The Cotswold Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD

This job expired on 31 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 January 2022

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MPS/UPS £25,714-£41,604

Head of Key Stage - English Department job summary

Our opportunity for you This is an exciting time to join The Cotswold School. We are a forward thinking 11-18 department looking to provide a knowledge rich curriculum that improves the life chances of every student. Housed in a brand new, state of the art building the English department is looking for two candidates who can drive the ambitions of the team forwards. There are opportunities for TLR responsibility at KS3, 4 and 5. We are looking for innovative thinkers and outstanding practitioners at any stage of their careers. People who can look at a key stage and know how imagination and academic rigour play their parts in the construction of a curriculum. Experience of leading a Key Stage or evidence of a successful department initiative would be advantageous. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly talented ECT or experienced teacher, who wishes to make a real impact in this “truly exceptional school” where “behaviour is outstanding” (Ofsted). WE ARE LOOKING FOR: • The ability to provide professional leadership and management of all aspects of English at Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 • To be accountable for improved standards of teaching and learning for all pupils within the Key Stage • A passionate English practitioner able to consistently motivate and inspire students, whilst delivering a strong curriculum • A strong team player with a clear understanding of current and future curriculum developments • A committed teacher with high standards of professional conduct and expectations of students WE CAN OFFER YOU: • Full support from a successful and supportive department. • A first class Behaviour for Learning system. • Excellent teaching resources housed in a brand new building. • Career development and progression • Employee benefits, including an Employee Assistance Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme

Additional allowances

TLR 2 med (£4,783 per annum)

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About The Cotswold Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1400 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Cotswold School based in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, is an outstanding, caring secondary comprehensive school. The School is a highly popular, happy and successful 11-18 Academy school set in beautiful, rural surroundings between Cheltenham and Oxford. At the School is an incredible group of staff who do go that extra mile to provide our pupils with an outstanding education. Our values of friendship and knowledge underpin all our activities across a broad spectrum of subjects and extra-curriculum offerings.

The Cotswold School has earned a superb reputation, locally and nationally, consistently appearing among the top state schools at both GCSE and A Level for many years.

Here is an overview:

Inclusive values
The values of friendship and knowledge, symbolised on our school badge, underpin all our learning and development activities and also ensure that we support the wellbeing of our students and staff. A non-selective school, we have a fabulous parent and carer community, who are supportive of and engaged with their children’s learning.

Excellent outcomes
Thanks to excellent student outcomes, we are the second-highest ranked comprehensive in the South West; and in the UK’s top 30 non-selective co-educational secondary schools, according to the influential Sunday Times 2020 Parent Power league tables. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in the last four consecutive inspections.

Building the future
We continue to build on our success: we opened a Sixth Form centre in 2018 to support our thriving 16-18 provision; a fully refurbished gymnasium in 2019; and a £5.8 million 10-classroom space and modernised science labs are due in 2021. Pupil intake increases by 30 places in Year 7 from September 2021.

Outstanding learning and development
Our ethos is simple: a commitment to excellent teaching and aspiration, which drives progress and attainment. Children who learn with us thrive academically and also personally, with opportunities to take part in a huge range of extra-curricular clubs; writing competitions and debates; performances; community fundraising; student leadership; and careers events.

Aspirations and destinations
The great majority of our students stay with us into the Sixth Form and progress, in many cases, to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and a variety of other prestigious destinations.

The Cotswold School is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school. It is an excellent place to teach, learn and develop; to share best practice and support the progression of fellow professionals and students.

Arranging a visit to The Cotswold Academy

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Contact Mrs H Price, Personnel Manager, if you have any questions about your application and to arrange a visit

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