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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

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

Teacher of English job summary

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, resourceful and committed Teacher of English. You will be joining our highly successful English Faculty which is based on a redeveloped site following an impressive investment programme across the Academy. We have strong leadership within a supportive faculty and would welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers.

The successful applicant will be committed to securing the best outcomes for all students within the Academy, as well as being part of wider curriculum offered to all students. We are looking for someone to inspire our students and promote a love for this subject both in and out of the classroom.

King Alfred’s is proud to be part of the Vale Academy Trust, a network of schools nurturing opportunities and career development. Collaboration is an important benefit of working at King Alfred’s, with students and staff benefitting from our work with Trust schools and other schools locally and regionally.

If you are keen to be part of a school with clear, positive values and which adds positive value to our students and staff then we look forward to meeting you.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lucy Gotham on 01235 225700

King Alfred’s Academy is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values as part of a school that values diversity and individuality, exemplified in our values of ‘one community, individual minds, creating futures.

Commitment to safeguarding


King Alfred’s Academy and The Vale Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check.

Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

The Vale Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.

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About King Alfred's

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1682 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

King Alfred’s is a learning community with a passionate, talented and dedicated staff, new and refurbished learning spaces for 21st century learning, the offer of an outstanding sixth form ranked amongst the best in the country, and a wealth of extra-curricular trips, visits and activities for students to enjoy as part of their wider learning outside the classroom.

Furthermore, King Alfred’s has an enviable reputation for providing outstanding quality and breadth of pastoral care to all students through an experienced and dedicated team of pastoral staff and student managers.

This enables students to develop as individuals with confidence and well-being throughout their school career. This strength of King Alfred’s was, quite rightly, recognised by inspectors in the recent Ofsted inspection when inspectors noted that: ‘Pupils’ welfare and safety has the highest priority. Personal, social and health education plays a key part in ensuring that pupils are happy, safe and very well cared for.’

Most importantly, for pupils making the transition from Year 6 to secondary education, West Site offers a bright, welcoming campus where they can make the change safely and happily into secondary education. The advantage of the bespoke KS3 site is that it offers a unique environment for them to make new friends, get to know a dedicated team of tutors and teachers, and adjust to the new phase of their educational lives. It is an environment in which our core values of Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, Courage and Determination will be seen, experienced and lived consistently every day.

What is very evident throughout the school, is the impressive spirit and desire amongst the governors and staff to ensure that King Alfred’s Academy continues to grow and flourish to become the outstanding school of choice for the local community and beyond and that we truly can offer "Opportunity for All".

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