12 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

LP Scale

Lead Practitioner of English job summary

Our opportunity for you

This is an exciting time to join Landau Forte Academy, Amington. We are an oversubscribed forward thinking 11-16 academy on a mission to provide high quality education for our local community. We have high expectations for our students and our academy is built upon our shared values: ambitious, brave and kind.

As with all posts at Amington, we are looking for dedicated, committed and inspirational individuals to provide high quality teaching to our wonderful students.

If successful, you will become part of our community. You will be supported in your career with opportunities to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and we invest in our staff by offering protected time, within the Academy day, for continual professional development. We have dedicated time to create a feedback and assessment policy that prioritises student progress but utilises live marking in the classroom, and whole-class feedback to enable staff to use their PPA time to focus on delivering exceptional learning. Collaboration flourishes within our faculties and shared planning empowers our staff to offer an exciting and unreservedly ambitious, challenging and engaging curriculum.

This is an ideal opportunity for an outstanding individual with a track record of high impact teaching which has secured excellent outcomes for students. Excitingly, this appointment offers additional capacity in our English Faculty, to enable the Lead Practitioner and Faculty Leader the opportunity to work innovatively to direct teaching hours to enable the best possible outcomes for our young people.

We care about our staff and staff wellbeing is integral to our decision making. We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff through a wellbeing committee and by committing to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.

Those individuals who are excited by being part of a journey to outstanding are encouraged to visit the academy and meet with our Principal, Mr Andrew Deen. To arrange a visit please contact the Principal’s PA at sfarley@lfata.org.uk.

Key information

Contract: Full time, permanent

Start Date: September 2024

Salary: LP Scale

Closing Date: Monday 10 June May


Person specification

PGCE or QTS in English (essential), with a degree in a relevant subject (English Language, English Literature, Drama or Film Studies)

A well-qualified teacher with a strong teaching record including relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment

A genuine passion for teaching English and developing the curriculum to enable all pupils to achieve their potential in each of the disciplines

Experience of teaching a range of abilities at KS3 and KS4 is essential, with a track record of good or better results at GCSE.

Experience in delivering A Level English at KS5 and/or Entry Level English at KS4 is desirable

A commitment to our school improvement process and a growth mindset

Experience in leading others

Has a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect

Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills

An interest in the latest developments in English teaching and research

Excellent relationships with students and parents

A willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning

High levels of professionalism, enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination

Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching, learning and assessment practices


Job description

Key responsibilities

To lead on the implementation of whole-school strategies that ensure students develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well.

To work closely with the staff under Quality of Education to promote high aspirations in the classroom and enable students to exceed in their studies

To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard, thereby ensuring meaningful learning takes place and students make rapid and sustained progress

To coach and mentor developing teachers within the department and potentially across the academy

To fully implement all academy routines and techniques for creating a culture of high expectations

To contribute to the enrichment, extra-curricular and raising aspirations programmes

To provide daily pastoral tutoring to a form group

To contribute to the effective daily working of the academy

To be well-informed on current teaching research and pedagogy

To be able to deliver CPD to staff, using relevant research to inform content

To support the Faculty Lead, in ensuring teaching and learning is of a consistently high standard, across the Faculty

To support the Assistant Principal for teaching and learning, in ensuring lesson delivery is of a consistently high standard, across the Academy

To lead by an example, including being a reflective and pro-active practitioner

To support with teaching and learning strategy implementation and quality assurance


What we can offer you

Leadership development and opportunities

A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment

The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students

Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust

A daily meal allowance

Membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, LGPS

Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

We are a rapidly improving 11-16 academy under new leadership. It is a vibrant place to work with committed staff and a student body whose behaviour Ofsted described as ‘polite, courteous and respectful’. Our aim is to continue this arc of improvement. Opportunities for professional development are enhanced by our partnership with the Landau Forte Teaching School Alliance.

Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links.

The local area

Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42; junction 10

Direct trains from Birmingham (15 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)

Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away


Apply for this job

1. Read the Guidance & Criteria document
https://lfct.org.uk/LFCTJobsInfo

2. Complete the application form online

Visit lfct.org.uk/careers

3. Or send your application
You can email your completed application, along with a covering letter to recruitment@lfct.org.uk or you can post it to:

HR Officer

Landau Forte Charitable Trust

Ashby Road

Tamworth

Staffordshire

B79 8AH

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

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.

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About Landau Forte Academy, Amington

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

This is an exciting time to join Landau Forte Academy, Amington. We are an oversubscribed forward thinking 11-16 academy on a mission to provide high quality education for our local community and in May 2022 we were judged GOOD in all areas by Ofsted. We have high expectations for our students and our academy is built upon our shared values: ambitious, brave and kind

As with all posts at Amington, we are looking for dedicated, committed and inspirational individuals to provide high quality teaching to our wonderful students.

If successful, you will become part of our community. You will be supported in your career with opportunities to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and we invest in our staff by offering protected time, within the Academy day, for continual professional development. We have dedicated time to create a feedback and assessment policy that prioritises student progress but utilises live marking in the classroom, and whole-class feedback to enable staff to use their PPA time to focus on delivering exceptional learning. Collaboration flourishes within our faculties and shared planning empowers our staff to offer an exciting and unreservedly ambitious, challenging and engaging curriculum.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced individual with a proven track record of high impact teaching or an ambitious ECT.

We care about our staff and staff wellbeing is integral to our decision making. We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff through a wellbeing committee and by committing to the DfE Staff Wellbeing Charter.

Those individuals who are excited by being part of a journey to outstanding are encouraged to visit the academy and meet with our Principal, Mr Andrew Deen. To arrange a visit please contact the Principal’s PA at sfarley@lfata.org.uk.

Key information

• Hours: Full Time

• Contract: Permanent

• Start date: September 2024

• Salary: competitive

• Closing Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

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