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  • Start date details

    Easter/September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 October 2023

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual)

Teacher of English job summary

Teacher of English

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join our English Department, ambitious to develop the potential of our students and who can work with the other members of the faculty and the wider staff in the best interests of our students and the Academy. The successful candidate will need to be a qualified teacher, able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy.

Applications are welcomed from both experienced & early career teachers (a full induction will be provided to ECTs based on the Early Career Framework).

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess strong curriculum knowledge.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management.
  • Be confident in their ability to raise standards and instil self-belief and achievement in our students.
  • Be a fully inclusive team player.
  • Show commitment to inclusion and success for all and more specifically in the English faculty.
  • Actively contribute to the wider life and ethos of the Academy

 In return w e offer:

  • An opportunity to join an Academy with a strong sense of community, where staff are committed to raising attainment
  • Development for staff with a strong culture of professional development
  • Access to a range of resources and opportunities through our Academy Trust
  • Opportunities to develop and enhance your role and the department through a range of wider partnerships
  • Guidance, advice and support from both the department and senior leadership team who all want to make a positive difference to the education of all our students

We are keen to ensure that we support the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff, this pledge is further supported by our Staff Charter.   Staff are provided with a laptop and many have their own classrooms.  We offer access to an employee advice service which provides information, helpful resources, and a counselling service.  A discount programme provided by the Ormiston Academies Trust for all staff.  Discounted membership is available for local leisure facilities which include a gym.  Staff are able to access travel discounts for ferries and we provide eye sight tests for VDU users and annual flu vaccinations.  We have free parking on site and we also ensure that tea and coffee is available for you during breaktime!

Here's what some of our Teachers have to say about working at Cowes Enterprise College;

"I moved to the island over ten years ago and I have thoroughly enjoyed living on the Island and working at Cowes Enterprise College. I enjoy the collaborative planning within the department and the opportunities to develop my teaching with CPD. The students are great to teach and my colleagues are supportive and friendly."

"Cowes Enterprise College is the school I wish I had gone to as a pupil. Staff are friendly, welcoming and hugely supportive. Students are humorous and have such an inspiring range of talents. The facilities are great and the opportunities offered to the students are thoughtful of their futures. At the end of the day it’s also great to be able to take a moment to see the sea. Not many kids or adults get that."

"I joined Cowes Enterprise College in September 2022 after a few years working in Spain. I will be the first to admit that I am in the latter part of my career having worked at several schools and was possibly guilty of thinking I knew it all - I was wrong!  The College has staff, ideas and CPD that are second to none! The school has encouraged and challenged me to think more openly and try new methods. The whole team is very close and you can talk to absolutely anyone as well as the management who are friendly and extremely approachable. In such a short space of time I am now enjoying the challenge and feel that my teaching has gone to another level!"

The closing date for applications is 24th November 2023.   Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Your application should include a section explaining your interest in this post and why your qualifications, professional experience and knowledge, professional expertise and personal attributes are relevant to this appointment as detailed in this advert.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

Cowes Enterprise College is an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An online search may be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates.  This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and candidates will have the chance to discuss any issues of concern that may arise during this search at interview. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

Commitment to safeguarding

Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

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About Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1238 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Rachel Kitley, Principal

Cowes Enterprise College, situated on the Isle of Wight, minutes from the mainland and international links yet also minutes from the beach, is a wonderful place to work.

The work of everyone at Cowes Enterprise College is defined by the children that we serve. Their future is our purpose and the purpose of everyone who works across the Ormiston Academies Trust. Educating for life is what Cowes Enterprise College is about: developing a love of learning and preparing students for life itself and all it presents to us. Our aim is for students to fulfil their limitless potential – through perseverance and effort.

We don’t select our students, but we do select our staff. We look for highly trained and dedicated staff to be here to support, guide and inspire our students so that whatever their starting point when they arrive, our students will leave with the world at their feet – equipped and ready to continue their learning through apprenticeships, at university and throughout their careers.

We aim to provide the best opportunities – academic, cultural and sporting – and a sense of moral and social responsibility so that each child realises that humanity is their business and the common good their aim. We take our mission to educate for life seriously and this is epitomised by the student entitlement to a key set of experiences summarised in the student charter. We provide our children with a rich and dynamic curriculum and draw upon our local context to show our pupils why they should be proud of our island.

You will be joining team that Ofsted said ‘focuses relentlessly on the quality of teaching and on the progress pupils make’ and should be prepared to do the same. We are proud of our strong results however recognise that there is much work yet to do and our high expectations mean this work will be relentless and ongoing. Our mission to educate for life doesn’t stop with our pupils.

We have a research driven approach to leadership, management and professional development. Taking what is best from the world of education and translating that into our classrooms. We also know that to have high expectations we also need to provide a high level of support for everyone in our community. That is why we have a staff charter, a public promise to all our staff, and make the most of our national network in order to develop staff. From September our professional development network will extend significantly as we work in partnership with HISP Teaching School Hub. We are the Isle of Wight base where we will deliver high quality nationally recognised and accredited courses by island teachers for island teachers. As part of this work we will also working with the HISP Research School and the Education Endowment Foundation to take part in cutting edge education research.

If you have not visited us before we have a comprehensive virtual tour which allows you to get a feel for our amazing facilities, along with a wealth of information on our website. We must succeed, because these are not just other people’s children. They are also our children. Not even one should be allowed to fail while there is more we could have done to change their story.

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