- MPS / UPS + TLR of £2873
Head of KS3 English job summary
Head of KS3 English
Permanent, Full time
Salary: MPS / UPS + TLR of £2873
Starting: September 2022
Location: Jane Austen College, Norwich
Be part of the Jane Austen College story! We are seeking to appoint a Head of KS3 English at our thriving academic and inclusive school situated in the heart of Norwich. This is an opportunity to be part of a collaborative community who are dedicated to ensuring students develop the knowledge and character needed to lead great lives. As Head of KS3 English, you will ensure students from Years 7-9 receive their entitlement to a rich, diverse curriculum. You will work with the Head of Department and English team to help students secure the knowledge which allows them to flourish in reading, writing and speaking about great texts.
As an English and Humanities specialist school, with a history of excellent results at both GCSE and A-Level, it is true to say that our staff write a narrative of success for all our students, ensuring that they all have access to powerful knowledge and transformative extracurricular experiences. The subject of English is at the heart of everything we do and curriculum leaders in this area have gone on to shape policy and curriculum at a national level.
To achieve and maintain these aspirational goals, we must have excellent standards of leadership. We are looking for a Head of English who is ambitious about achieving incredible student outcomes and inspiring the next generation of staff and students. We want to appoint a candidate who is not only knowledgeable about curriculum design, and passionate about the study of great literature, but is also confident in ensuring this is enacted through excellent teacher development.
You will flourish in the supportive but intellectually challenging environment at Jane Austen College and being part of the Inspiration Trust provides excellent opportunities to continue your professional development amongst experts in the field. We place a high value on subject expertise and support teachers through centralised behaviour systems which ensure classrooms are joyful and productive. We believe that all students have the right to access a rich, academic curriculum, whilst also being given the opportunity to pursue a variety of cultural, artistic and sporting pursuits, regardless of background or disadvantage.
The successful candidate will be passionate about our vision of creating a truly academic and inclusive school, and embrace our school values: be kind, work hard, take responsibility. They will understand the importance of exceptionally high outcomes and the value of working closely with staff, students and families to help every child experience success and joy in their school life.
This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to shape our ongoing story and lead a nationally-recognised department.
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Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 23rd May 2022
Interview date: Friday 27th May 2022
Inspiration Trust is committed to safeguarding and all staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks. You will be required to provide references and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer.
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About Jane Austen College
- School type
- Free School, ages 11 to 19
- School size
- 1048 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 19
Jane Austen College is a thriving secondary school and sixth form in the heart of Norwich city centre. We combine the modern and traditional, marrying academic rigour and innovative teaching techniques. Our sixth form is one of the top performing in Norfolk and we have been rated by Ofsted as Outstanding in four out of five areas, with an overall rating of Good.
We are part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools in East Anglia, and work closely with Charles Darwin Primary and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form as well as the Trust's other schools around the region.