• Application deadline

    11 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 Months)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational Teacher of English at Longsands Academy, to join a department with a strong record at all levels. The successful candidate will teach throughout the age and ability range. Applications from NQTs will be welcomed. Longsands has a strong track record of supporting and retaining NQTs by ensuring excellent mentoring, a supportive culture and many opportunities for development and involvement in wider school activities.

We are a large and diverse department and the successful applicant would be working alongside a leadership team who believe staff wellbeing is the key to success. The successful applicant must be an enthusiastic and ambitious specialist with an aptitude for leadership, strengths across all key stages and the ability to deliver outstanding English lessons. In return we can offer you the support of an enthusiastic, experienced and collaborative department.

The English department is continually reviewing and developing strategies to improve attainment, as well as cultivating a love and passion for English with a particular emphasis on raising student engagement levels at all key stages. We are looking for someone who is willing to share and help develop ideas to ensure that students enjoy their lessons and make progress as a result. The successful candidate must be an excellent practitioner who can support and challenge all students to achieve their full potential. In return we can offer you the support of an enthusiastic, experienced and collaborative department.

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1817 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Longsands Academy

I am delighted that you are interested in applying for the post at Longsands Academy, part of the Astrea Academy Trust since 1st September 2018. Longsands Academy is a successful, fully inclusive secondary school at the heart of its community. We pride ourselves on providing an engaging and supportive environment in which our students feel empowered to reach and embrace their full potential with confidence.

Our staff are committed to nurturing the abilities of every child with a curriculum which promotes academic excellence and recognises the distinct uniqueness of our students. The opportunities we provide allow all students to showcase their talents, whether through the traditional school day or as a result of the wealth of extra-curricular activities that we provide. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students that are a result of the high expectations of behaviour, learning and teaching and the strong, supportive relationships that exist between staff, students and their parents/carers. Furthermore, in order to develop the important qualities of independent learning and resilience, our students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning both in and out of lessons.

Longsands Academy holds a respected position within the local community and is surrounded by woodland and private housing with approximately 30 acres of playing fields. It is located in St Neots, a market town in the south west of Cambridgeshire, with a population of over 30,000 which nestles on the banks of the River Great Ouse, a draw for a growing number of community events including a successful rowing club, dragon boat team and a variety of water-based festivals. In addition, there are a number of green and open spaces which host a variety of community-based activities. Longsands Academy has a wide catchment area including many of the surrounding villages and feeder schools. The proximity of the town and its centrally-located, main line station means that a large number of adults commute to London for their place of work. The town is well connected to the A1, A14, A428 and A421; Cambridge, Bedford, Peterborough and Huntingdon are, therefore, within close proximity.

The Academy has approximately 1410 students on roll in Years 7-11 with a further 396 students attending the St Neots Sixth Form Centre and partner providers of post-16 education - Stageworks and the St Neots Football Club.

Ensuring that our students feel safe and cared for is of key importance to enable effective learning. Our well established and highly respected student support systems enable staff to develop excellent relationships with students, parents and carers as well as external agencies. Each student receives daily support from their Tutor, who guides and mentors them throughout their time at the Academy, affording them the opportunity to build a trusting relationship. Our aim is that when students leave the Academy they are equipped with everything they need to reach their potential and become happy, successful, resilient adults and positive contributors in society.

A talented and committed body of staff is driven by a relentless desire to ensure that our core purpose, to secure the best possible experience, learning and outcomes for each young person for whom we have responsibility, is a lived reality. As such, we are committed to develop our staff to be the very best that they can be by striving to ensure that all of our colleagues can access extensive Learning and Professional Development (LPD). Our LPD programme is both department-based and in collaboration with partner academies within the Astrea family. Wide-ranging opportunities for professional development are available for staff at all stages of their career, including NQTs, RQTs, experience classroom teachers, middle and senior leaders.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Neil Owen
Principal at Longsand Academy

School location

Longsands Road, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1LQ

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