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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 2pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£49,574.00 - £54,711.00 Annually (FTE) Lead Practitioner Scale 2 - 6

Lead Practitioner - English job summary

Ernulf Academy is on a mission to be the most improved school across Cambridgeshire.

Do you want to be part of the journey to transform a community school?

Ernulf Academy is seeking to appoint a full time Lead Practitioner of English to join a successful and thriving subject team. We are looking for someone who can support the Head of English in the leadership and development of the department and further develop the role and contribution of English at the academy. The successful candidate would join a team of subject-specialists who are experienced, reflective and enthusiastic and maintaining high levels of behaviour and discipline. The lead practitioner will assist in the raising standards of student attainment and achievement within the department, monitoring and supporting student progress and supporting staff development to meet those aims, so that all our young people experience a well-taught and ambitious curriculum.

We are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture. We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in explicit instruction and have been greatly influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins everything.

We are values-driven and our vision is to provide an inclusive, aspirational and academic education for all our students, so that all them will learn, thrive and lead successful lives. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We want to ensure that all of our students have the option to be able to go to university or aspirational alternative.

At Astrea, our commitment is to inspire beyond measure. This core commitment drives everything that we do. Education is also about much more than just attainment. To deliver this, we focus on encouraging and nurturing our REACH values: Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Contribution and Happiness in all of our children and young people. We call these the Astrea Dispositions.

We value our staff highly, and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.

What we offer:

  • A salary scale which is circa 1% above the national pay scale
  • A knowledge rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge’ and a traditional T&L approach built around Rosenshine and TLAC
  • Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources
  • Excellent support from the Astrea Trust Central team
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies
  • Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm/strict’ behaviour system
  • Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who have your back
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase them at all)
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ instructional coaching, helping you to continuously develop
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities across the Astrea Cambridgeshire region
  • Opportunity to complete NPQs.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:

  • A highly effective and inspiring senior leader, who is able to motivate and encourage colleagues to the shared vision
  • Aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here
  • Someone who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs. Someone that does not make excuses for what children can achieve.

Interested in applying?

If this is something you’re interested in, looking for a new challenge, have a passion for education or maybe all of the above, take a look at the Applicant Brief to find out more about the role to apply.

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment. Please contact the Principal, Mark Neesam for any further information prior to application: mark.neesam@astreaernulf.org

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

If you are joining us from another school, academy or trust we recognise your continuous service date with confirmation from your current employer. This can be discussed in more detail at interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

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About Ernulf Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
703 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Principal’s welcome – Ernulf Academy

Welcome to Ernulf Academy, an 11-16 secondary school in St.Neots located in North Cambridgeshire. The academy is part of Astrea Academy Trust, a highly successful multi-academy trust of primary and secondary academies in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire.

Ernulf Academy is a school fully committed to an inclusive, comprehensive curriculum for all, which is underpinned by our five core values: scholarship, curiosity, tenacity, responsibility and respect. These values are at the heart of our vision for the school and the important qualities and characteristics we want all pupils to develop. Our pupils are encouraged to develop confidence, independence and resilience. We strive for them to be ambitious and ‘be the best they can be’, whilst being considerate, tolerant and willing to contribute positively to the wider community.

Work hard

We firmly believe in a disruption free learning environment and as such we have established nine core routines which form the basis of our academic day. A knowledge-rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge,’ underpins our teaching and learning principles. We offer a traditional approach to teaching and learning following evidence-based research by Rosenshine and Teach Like A Champion (TLAC) which lead to inspiring and stimulating lessons. Our enrichment provision aims to take learning outside the classroom and we offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including sporting activities, residential visits and educational experiences.

Safeguarding is at the heart of what we do and we recognise the challenges that our pupils face. Therefore, we have a dedicated pastoral team with a Head of Year and Pastoral Co-ordinator for each year group and a ‘Wellbeing’ team including our school therapy dog.

Be kind

Ernulf Academy is a friendly and supportive school, which prides itself on treating everyone as individuals and having a ‘family’ atmosphere. We teach our pupils empathy and respect, and we have a zero tolerance to bullying. A scholarly approach is at our core but enabling our pupils to have a holistic education, preparing them for life in the 21st century and becoming global citizens is just as important.

Mark Neesam

Principal

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