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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS - UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

purpose of the Post: We have a post available to teach English at all key stages including A Level. Whether you are just starting in the profession or have more experience, we don’t mind – we just want the best to help us continue to be one of the leading English departments in the country, and to develop others through our Teaching School Hub status.

If you have imagination, drive and the desire to be successful, can demonstrate a passion for your subject and share this enthusiasm with students, we want to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

All staff are considered leaders within the school and given the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process through regular departmental, pastoral and staff meetings – and whole school events. Staff commitment is high and new teachers are expected to demonstrate similar commitment as well as high quality teaching and a willingness to contribute to the ethos and broader life of the school.

Relationships between staff and students here are excellent. We see evidence of this in the time which staff devote to giving students individual help out of classes and the time and energy they commit to trips. Our students are generally well motivated and responsible, and we receive many plaudits when they are out and about on visits. We are a fully comprehensive college, with plenty of able students who go on successfully to universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

We are very clear in our belief that the staff are our best resource, and invest a lot of time and resources in continuous professional development. We place a great deal of importance in supporting trainee teachers and NQTs. All of our NQTs have an individual department-based mentor as well as mentoring from a senior member of staff in the College and a regular seminar programme. We do our very best to offer all our staff a continuous training programme as their career enters different stages from NQT through to preparation for middle and senior leadership, and then on eventually to headship. Our policy is to train our own staff who can then lead others.

We also use Incremental Coaching as the basis of regular developmental discussions for staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

Education South West is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. This includes checks with past employers, an online check of publicly available information, including social media, and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Kingsbridge Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1294 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Kingsbridge Community College

Location: Devon, United Kingdom

Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Kingsbridge Community College
An outstanding learning community, where individuals thrive
Welcome to Kingsbridge Community College and thank you for your interest in our school.

We are passionate about learning and ensuring that our learners thrive and grow amidst our beautiful surroundings here in South Devon. We recognise the benefits a first class education brings and encourage our students to be ambitious and bold in their learning journey and to make the most of every opportunity. We are proud of the excellent teaching, care and guidance that we offer, along with first class facilities and a wide range of opportunities in and beyond the classroom. We are justifiably proud of our Outstanding Ofsted judgement, and routinely seek excellence in all that we do.

Year on year, our students attain at the very highest levels and we are proud of our position alongside the very best state comprehensive schools in the South West and nationally. Our examination results are outstanding and the significant majority of our students go on into our 6th Form and from there to university. KCC students are well prepared for their futures and are successful in gaining places at the universities of their first choice; these universities are also ranked among the best in the United Kingdom, indeed internationally, including Oxbridge. We ensure that our students are exceptionally well prepared to make choices about their future, whether that is higher education, training or employment.

We have a strong commitment to developing the whole child and providing a wealth of opportunities beyond the classroom. Our students regularly delight and amaze us with their talents, achievements and successess across a wide range of activities. We organise concerts, festivals, musical productions, plays, competitions, shows, exhibitions and leadership programmes for students and each year we reach national and regional finals in a range of sports and other extra-curricular activities.

We are a Teaching School and as such are committed to providing high quality training and development to new and experienced school staff, raising the standards of provision far beyond our own establishment. In September 2016 we became one of five national Research Schools through a joint project led by The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). This exciting programme will see the College further develop its use of evidence based practice and expertise across an alliance of schools.

I hope that what you have read gives you a sense of what we value most - an outstanding learning community where individuals thrive. If you wish to be part of our success as a parent, student, employee or friend please do not hesitate to make contact with us to find out more.

Tina Graham, Principal

Arranging a visit to Kingsbridge Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email emma.mcquitty@educationsouthwest.org.uk.

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