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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £30,000pa to £46,525pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:-

• demonstrate the skills of a good teacher

• be able to interest, encourage and engage students

• provide appropriate levels of challenge so that all students make good progress

• use methods and resources that enable all students to learn effectively

• use assessment information effectively to plan the next steps in students learning

• make effective use of their time

• secure consistently high standards of behaviour from students

• be able to demonstrate a proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of aged 11-18 students (or of successful completion of initial teacher training if applying as an ECT).

What the school offers its staff

At SRWA, our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with wellbeing support, coaching, mentoring and a wide range of top-quality training and CPD programmes delivered at every level up to senior leadership.

SRWAteaching staff benefit from thefollowing:- • a collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;

  • the opportunity to join and/or benefit from Action Research Groups;
  • proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;
  • an established STEM group including work withRICARDO Engineering, a world leading company supportingSRWA • an extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience;
  • strong links with Brighton and Sussex Universities; • free employee assistance programme, dedicated staff wellbeing space and 1-1 mental health booster sessions available;
  • free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
  • free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
  • cycle to work scheme;
  • free flu jabs.

Further details about the role

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic English Teacher with thorough subject knowledge to join the English department from September 2024. This is an incredible opportunity to join an excellent team of practitioners who are very excited about the future outcomes of their students. We welcome applications from colleagues (with QTS) at all stages of their career, including ECTs, who are committed to raising achievement in English. This is a permanent and full time position.

The English department has achieved strong GCSE and A Level results over the past few years, with students being offered a text rich curriculum that prioritises reading for pleasure and progress. Dedicated reading lessons ensure that all students have access to the best writing and the best ideas, with students reading contemporary YA fiction, such as 'Dear Martin' and ‘The Boxer’ alongside established literary classics, such as 'Treasure Island'.

Staff in English form a dynamic team with a strong shared purpose, and there are high expectations for all, with students taught in mixed attainment groups throughout key stages 3 & 4. Lessons in English expose students to a diverse range of texts, including dystopian short stories by Ray Bradbury; Romantic poetry and Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', and opportunities for writing, both analytically and creatively, punctuate our lessons.

Students in our sixth form, 'W6', take English Literature at A Level, and we are part of the 'Lit in Colour' pioneers programme. Students are encouraged to develop their English skills outside of the classroom, with an extra-curricular offer that includes creative writing, debate club and the ever popular, Dungeons and Dragons!

The English department is housed in our modern building with visualisers in every classroom. At the heart of the Academy is the library, which is an accessible resource for all students and staff as we grow a love of reading in the student body. The Accelerated Reader programme was introduced in September 2013 and continues to be an effective tool in developing a reading culture at Key Stage 3.

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)
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 The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1380 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01903 767434

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a thriving 11–18 Academy on the South Coast of England, serving primarily the students of Lancing, Sompting and West Shoreham in West Sussex. We are committed to ensuring that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with teaching and learning experiences that allow them to fulfil their potential.

Arranging a visit to The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email personnel@srwa.co.uk.

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