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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR 1 to UPR 3

Additional allowances

TLR 2B

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an experienced and passionate English Teacher looking to take the next step in your career? We are seeking an ambitious and aspirant Key Stage 4 Leader of English to join our dynamic English team to make an impact on the performance and outcomes of all students.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, motivated and innovative Key Stage Leader of English to join us at Tor Bridge High. We are looking for a talented teacher with a proven record of success as a classroom leader, who has the desire to make a difference to students’ lives by improving English outcomes for students at Tor Bridge High.

You will be fully supported by the Curriculum Leader and Senior Leadership Team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work. When you join us, you will be supported and developed through our extensive CPD programme and given effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance. Working in our school and the wider Ted Wragg Trust will provide a wealth of opportunities to include excellent career progression options. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility you will have a range of exciting opportunities to ensure you are improving your craft, growing as a leader.

Tor Bridge High is a truly inclusive environment where staff believe our students deserve every opportunity to succeed in a warm and compassionate environment, built on foundation of equity, predictability and consistency in our classrooms. We are looking for staff to join our team who are passionate about improving students’ life chances, capable of contributing to a highly effective and supportive teaching team, and our extensive enrichment programme.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To plan and implement an outstanding and ambitious KS4 English curriculum which meets the needs of all students.
  • Lead and inspire a team of specialist English teachers to deliver consistently outstanding teaching at KS4 and performance at KS4.
  • Develop innovative teaching strategies to enhance student engagement and achievement.
  • To set, monitor and evaluate student progress in KS4 public examinations to make a measurable contribution to whole school performance.
  • Support colleagues in implementing effective assessment and feedback practices.
  • Collaborate with departmental leaders to drive continuous improvement in teaching and learning to develop all teachers so that they can deliver consistently excellent outcomes.
  • To take ownership and accountability for the raising attainment strategies at KS4.
  • To engage all subject staff in the creation, consistent implementation and ongoing improvement of schemes of learning.
  • To ensure all students achieve success in English.

Requirements:

  • Qualified teacher status (QTS) and a proven track record of excellent classroom practice.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and support colleagues.
  • A deep understanding of the English curriculum and assessment requirements.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and sharing best practices with peers.
  • Outward looking and collaborative to explore excellence and proven strategies for success in English.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

What the school offers its staff

At Tor Bridge High, we recognise our employees as the most important asset and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is critical in our success. We offer all of our employees the following staff benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Employer contributions to Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual ‘flu’ vaccination
  • On site complimentary gym access
  • Discounted membership to local leisure facilities

Further details about the role

Relationships & Culture

Building a positive culture underpins any successful school and we, therefore, work hard as a team to create a culture rooted in mutual respect, in which teachers can teach and students can learn. We believe that students should be Ready, Kind and Safe for learning and our Ten Habits of Excellence are explicitly taught through our pastoral curriculum.

At Tor Bridge High, we pride ourselves on setting the highest of standards for our students and we uphold these through positive relationships that are built on trust, kindness and safety. Staff are supported through a consistent and centralised behaviour system underpinned by a dedicated pastoral team.

Curriculum & worklife balance

We believe passionately that every student will succeed through an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students and through highly skilled adaptive teaching. Our curriculum is driven by academic rigour and powerful knowledge that prepares students for the rigours of future study and work. What is more, we are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity through our curriculum.

We have a centralised curriculum, collaborating across departments and other schools to both share resources and to avoid duplication and unnecessary work at all levels. We provide our curriculum teams with the autonomy to decide the very best curriculum to enable our learners to thrive and flourish. The centralised curriculum ensures that all students have an equity of experience and ensures that teachers are not burdened by daily planning; instead they can focus on adaptive teaching and meeting the needs of all learners.

Continuing Professional Development

At both Tor Bridge High and the Ted Wragg Trust, we invest in our staff as part of our Trust’s ‘Grow Great People’ strategy. We are committed to growing you into the best leader possible and believe that staff development is fundamental to building a highly ambitious and aspirational school. Moreover, we are proud to have a staff body who have high expectations for themselves and who model these to our students in order to create the same culture at all levels.

Staff are the most valuable asset within a school, thus, our second-to-none commitment to coaching encompasses both 'instructional coaching' for teaching and 'leadership coaching' to foster the development of our teams and the continuous improvement of our staff. At Tor Bridge High, there is a culture of feedback with an emphasis on self-reflection and impact. All staff receive personalised instructional coaching every two weeks.

We want to create dynamic and innovative teams where staff are learning collaboratively from one another; we encourage staff to seek these opportunities both internally and externally and to deliberately incorporate evidence-informed practice into their teaching to improve our School performance.

Community, Personal Development & Enrichment

or Bridge High is the heart of the community and therefore, we take pride in our responsibility to serving our local families through strengthening family and community engagement, and helping the community to access services and additional resources. We understand the social and economic challenges faced by the community and the impact these can have on our students and their families, and we believe that we have an important role to play in tackling inequality by working in close partnership with families and the wider community.

Education is not simply a collection of grades obtained at the end of examinations; education is about holistic growth and cultural development. We aim to accelerate the personal growth of all students by providing them access to a range of experiences that may not otherwise be available to them. This includes trips to theatres, galleries and concerts; residential trips that develop character; sporting opportunities; charity expeditions abroad and so much more. Further growing the breadth of extra-curricular activities is important to fulfilling our vision to ensure that every single child has access to culturally rich experiences.

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)
medical
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.

Applying for the job

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About Tor Bridge High

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01752 207907

Our school is a well-established secondary school and sixth form, which caters for up to 1,200 pupils and has been oversubscribed for the past 7 years.

We are on a journey of school improvement with a relentless focus on high expectations with an aim to improve outcomes for all our students. This was reflected in our 2019 Year 11 results where we saw an overall increase in students’ progress - a reflection of the dedication of our staff for continued school improvement.

Arranging a visit to Tor Bridge High

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tbh-hr@torbridge.net.

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