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  • Start date details

    To be confirmed

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 12am (midnight)

  • Date listed

    10 January 2024

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Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 to £46,525.00

Teacher of English - Key Stage Leader job summary

Smith’s Wood Academy is a large academy with just over 900 students from Year 7 to Year 11. Located in the north of Solihull, the academy serves students who live in the immediate locality.

 

Our vision is that every child within the Trust, regardless of their background, will attend an Academy that offers an outstanding quality of education which means to us:

  • Every child is recognised as an individual and has access to first-class pastoral care because we want them to be happy
  • Every child benefits from a wide range of enriching opportunities because we place great emphasis on their personal development
  • Every child benefits from dedicated leaders, teachers and staff who a relentless in their ambition to improve the quality of teaching in our academies because we know excellent teaching is key to transforming the futures of our students

 

The Role

Along with being a dynamic, committed and personable Teacher, as Key Stage Leader you will ensure student standards are met, instilling a sense of pride in each of our students, and raising attainment. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly effective practitioner to contribute and support the leadership of raising standards in teaching and learning across the department, which will inevitably have a positive and direct impact on pupils' learning and experience.


MPS/UPS with a TLR of £5812

There is a potential offer of a Recruitment and Retention award.


The successful candidate will:

  • Set high expectations which motivate and challenge students in a productive learning environment
  • Promote good outcomes by students, planning well-structured lessons
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Fulfil wider professional responsibilities with high standards of personal and professional conduct


In return we will offer you:

  • Access to support and guidance from other subject leaders across the MAT and form subject expertise within the Academy SLT
  • Bespoke Continual Professional Development (in the academy and online via the National College)
  • Perkbox example benefits;
  • Discounts at nationwide retailers
  • Gym discount
  • Cinema discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Up to 4 structured counselling sessions per year
  • A MAT wide focus on staff well-being


This is an exciting time to join us, and a great opportunity to be involved in the next stage of development of this strong team. Over the last few years, there has been a real drive to develop collaborative planning of a well sequenced knowledge rich curriculum in order to ensure our curriculum is inclusive and all students can achieve highly.


Our last Ofsted inspection rated us as Inadequate, so there is much to be done – meaning you can look forward to the challenge of your career as you help us turn the school around and begin the transformational journey towards Outstanding.


Please see attached the latest Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report for further information on our progress.


This is an ideal opportunity for a colleague who is ambitious, creative and enthusiastic about helping students to learn in a strong supportive environment.


Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as providing evidence of qualifications.

 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of[1]offenders-act-1974



Commitment to safeguarding

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as providing evidence of qualifications.

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About Smith's Wood Academy

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

At the heart of Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, Smith’s Wood Academy in Solihull aims to offer an outstanding education to 900 students from year 7 to year 11. We recognise that every child is an individual and place strong emphasis on pastoral care and a rich extracurricular programme that releases potential and creates a lifelong love of learning.

Our last Ofsted inspection rated us as Inadequate, so there is much to be done – meaning you can look forward to the challenge of your career as you help us turn the school around and begin the transformational journey towards Outstanding.

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