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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

LP

What skills and experience we're looking for

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: Friday 17th 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 the school offers its staff

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

Landau Forte Academy Amington

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.

The local area

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.

  • 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

www.lfct.org.uk/careers/current

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


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

Arranging a visit to Landau Forte Academy, Amington

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@lfct.org.uk.

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