Job Title: Teacher of English
Salary: Competitive in line with UL pay scale
Reporting to: Head of English
Salford City Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a teacher of English. The right candidate will have a love for the subject and be passionate about developing this love in students. Salford City Academy is an exciting place to work; our students are high-achieving and ambitious, our staff are committed and very well qualified and all share an ambition that the students we serve deserve an excellent education.
The English team is a dynamic and supportive team where staff and students strive for success. As a teacher you will work collaboratively with leaders and teachers in the team to plan, review and develop the quality of education in English. The successful candidate will definitely benefit from being part of the team, not only through the development and support that the team will provide, but also through the associated enjoyment and fulfilment.
The department benefits from specialist classrooms, state of the art technology for teaching and a range of texts and resources for all year groups. Within the wider school the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of the excellent CPD programme on offer as well as the wider benefits associated with being a United Learning academy. Within the wider school English and Literacy has a high priority. This is through a focus on vocabulary, reading and oracy across the curriculum. This extends beyond the classroom to House competitions and enrichment too!
There is no better time to join our academy. We continue to improve year on year, our academy is oversubscribed, enabling us to expand our team significantly and invest heavily in the school building and site. Please read further information below and watch our ‘Why join us’ video to find out more!
To book onto our recruitment open day please scan the following QR code and book your place.
Open Events taking place:
Recruitment Open Day for all vacancies – Tuesday 5th December (Morning session 9.00am – 11.00am)
Afternoon session 2.00pm – 3.30pm) Meet the Senior Team, tour, and lesson visit.
If you are unable to attend on the 5th of December, please email email@example.com to book a place on one of our additional tours.
Tuesday 28th November: Meet the Principal and Tour of Academy 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 3rd January: Meet the Principal and Tour of Academy 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Why choose us?
High achieving school – verified by Ofsted and through our GCSE results.
Salford City Academy is highly ambitious and very successful 11- 16 academy which is part of the United Learning Multi- academy Trust. In February 2022 Ofsted judged the academy to continue to be a good school citing ‘Pupils at Salford City Academy said that they enjoy coming to school to learn. They feel happy and safe at school.’ Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite, courteous and well-mannered. Leaders do not tolerate any derogatory behaviour. Pupils respect each other’s differences.’
Academic results at the academy have improves significantly from 2019. We were delighted to celebrate well above average results in 2022 and this summer we continued to achieve within the top three schools in Salford. Results in Maths and Science place us in the top 20% of all schools in the country.
State of the art facilities
The academy enjoys state of the art facilities and has a committed, high quality teaching team which is focussed on engaging and motivating all students. We have invested over …. Into the building over the past five years and investment won’t stop into the future. We have a state-of-the-art gymnasium, free for all staff, brand new dining and catering facilities, vast outside space with a new 3G pitch, newly built music and drama rooms. Our digital strategy ensures students and staff have access to the latest digital and electronic resources. With staff having a personal surface pro laptop.
Our vision is to provide an excellent education for all our students, which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. The academy is an exciting place to be, and it is an excellent time to join us.
We are proud members of the Salford community, constantly striving to be the best and bringing out the best in everyone. Tolerance, mutual respect, honesty, and co-operation are fostered in line with our Culture of Excellence. All students and staff strive for excellence and demonstrate this through our Culture of Excellence values -Responsibility, Excellence, Aspiration, Commitment and Teamwork. These underpin every aspect of our curriculum and academy life.
We feel passionately about supporting students to overcome any barriers to learning and promoting diversity and tolerance across the academy. We have an extensive personal development programme ‘Aspire’ which incorporates all aspects of student’s wider development. ‘Pupils make a valuable contribution to the life of the school. This is particularly evident in the work of the prefects. Pupils spoke highly of the rewards programme. Disadvantaged pupils, and those pupils with SEND, engage fully in all aspects of school life.’ Ofsted 2022.
What do we offer:
Disruption free learning
We believe passionately that students should learn in a disruption free environment. Our expectations of behaviour are very high, and we believe that all of our students are capable of meeting them. We accept no excuses for disruption to learning or poor behaviour. We have a very clear and well-structured behaviour system which supports this.
Excellent continuous professional development and collaboration
Salford City Academy is committed to professional development; all staff are expected to actively participate in a programme of continuing professional development (CPD). We work collaboratively, share good practice, and have a Trust-wide approach to development. We need to make sure that we have the right people in the right place, doing the job that is needed to build excellent provision for our children and young people. Staff are supported professionally to ensure they can do that and are valued and recognised for their work. We have an extensive professional development programme within the academy, where staff are involved in reflective practice, coaching, weekly deliberate practice and CPD focused on academy, subject and individual priorities.
United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resources, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. Our approaches within the academy support this so that our main focus can be on planning and delivering high quality teaching and learning. For example, all behaviour and detentions are managed centrally by the Inclusion Team. This allows teachers the time and capacity to deliver high quality lessons and supports their workload and well-being
Staff will form a dynamic team who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to instilling the qualities of Responsibility, Excellence, Aspiration, Commitment and Teamwork in the next generation of children, preparing them for successful, fulfilling, and enjoyable adult lives.
We also offer a wide range of other employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their overall well-being.
If you want to find out more, please visit our website
If you would like to visit our academy or discuss the post in more detail, please contact the Vice Principal to the PA. Gemma.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing Date: Monday 8th January 2024 at 9am
Interviews: Thursday 11th January 2024
United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.
This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.