2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week, term time only

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Teacher of English

Start date: 1st September 2024

Hours: 32.5 hours a week, term time only

Contract: Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS

Are you passionate about English and determined to make a real difference? We are seeking to appoint a committed and inspirational Teacher of English who is able to obtain the best outcomes for their pupils.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about their subject and determined to impart knowledge, skills and understanding to all our young people, whilst exciting and engaging them in their learning. Candidates will have the drive and motivation to continually improve the department, whilst understanding the importance of developing a positive culture.

We are looking for:

  • An inclusive individual, with high expectations of their students, who is committed to maximising rates of progress and has innovative ideas to support all pupils
  • Someone with a sense of humour, who understands the importance of developing a positive culture in our organisation.

If you feel you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues.

What the school offers its staff

Thornhill Academy is an 11 to 16 secondary academy, with over six hundred students which occupies a large site in close proximity to Sunderland City Centre.  Thornhill Academy is a unique school in its area, this uniqueness comes from the diversity of our student population.  Across the school, students come from 14 different ethnicities, with 35 different languages. We are proud to be this vibrant and diverse community and have developed a culture that has moved far beyond tolerance and one in which we celebrate, learn from, and embrace our differences. The diversity of our community offers students and staff rewarding and deeply engaging experiences and supports staff on their journey to become inspirational and reflective practitioners, improving life chances for all in our community. 

At Thornhill we take pride in developing each individual pupil to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to society. We provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which we challenge all to strive for personal accomplishment and excellence.

Students, parents, staff and governors are proud of recent achievements here and, as well as helping students achieve the results they need to follow chosen career paths, has a huge and varied programme of activities and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.  

Our Aims are to create an environment in which all take responsibility for their actions, behaviour and learning; relishing and learning from challenges. We want to create a safe, supportive and happy working environment in which diversity is celebrated and pupils and staff thrive. We have high expectations of all students in terms of behaviour and commitment to learning and of our parents in working with us as partners to support individual progress. 

Thornhill Academy is a fantastic school and I believe it is our job to develop a lifelong passion for learning through high quality teaching which fosters curiosity and promotes independence. We are committed to recognising and developing the whole child: physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, creating active and responsible citizens who lead a successful and fulfilling life. 

Our young people tell us they are very happy here and we work closely with parents and carers to ensure a successful experience for all. 

In December 2022, we were delighted to be named on the Department of Education’s list of schools as part of the School Rebuilding Programme (SRP), being named in July 2023 as one of the fifty initial schools for development. We are now beginning the exciting journey to bring a state-of-the-art school to our community. 

Further details about the role

To apply please download and complete the attached application form. Please note we do not accept CV’s. We ask that all completed application forms are sent to Kim Weller at kim.weller1@consilium-at.com

Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th June 2024 at 09:00 AM.

Interviews will take place on a date to be confirmed.

Consilium Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In accordance with our statutory obligations under Keeping Children Safe in Education Consilium Academies is required to conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which Consilium Academies might want to explore with you. Further information on online searches can be found in paragraph 221 of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

The Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English.

Please note: If you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Applications received after the closing time stated will not be considered.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to kim.weller1@consilium-at.com

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About Thornhill Academy

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

Arranging a visit to Thornhill Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kim.weller1@consilium-at.com.

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