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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 9:44am

  • Date listed

    29 May 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30000 - £46525 per annum

Teacher of English and Drama job summary

Main Pay Range/Upper Pay Range + TLR (for the right candidate) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

September 2024 start

New Rickstones Academy is graded 'Good' (November 2023) and has a state of the art building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. A new building opened in September 2022 providing additional technology, science, IT and general teaching rooms. From September 2022, our PAN increased from 180 to 240 and we are now oversubscribed. We are the only Sixth Form provider in Witham.

Every member of staff is a vital part of our committed and ambitious team and we have been very successful at developing teachers and leaders with progression both within, and beyond the academy.

The English department is well-established and has recently implemented a totally new and ambitious Key Stage 3 curriculum to match the needs of our students. At GCSE we follow the AQA exam board for both English Language and Literature, and offer AQA English Literature at KS5. In line with Key Stage 3, both our GCSE and A Level specification and teaching have ungone considerable redesign and resequencing to best benefit our students. Our eight specialist classrooms are equipped with ViewSonic boards and we have suites of chrome books available for student use. We have nine specialist English teachers, a Librarian, Reading Intervention Tutors and LSA support for SEND students. The department has an extensive range of resources to support teaching and development. We have a rich extra-curricular offering with various trips and theatre visits, World Book Day celebrations, visiting authors and an annual public speaking competition.

The Drama department has a long standing history of excellent outcomes at KS4. We currently offer the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts - Acting, however the successful candidate would have the opportunity to review, and potentially change, the course. We have a purpose built Drama studio and theatre space, both with brand new lighting and sound systems. Drama Club is very popular and we collaborate with the Music department to perform a showcase at the end of the Winter and Summer terms. Drama is well supported within the academy and is taught as a discrete subject throughout Key Stage 3.

Our "Curriculum Drivers" run through all that we do as we encourage students to be safe, happy, the best they can be, and be proud.

Mastery: delivering excellent teaching & learning and developing excellent learners. Students are ambitious and committed.

Character: developing students into well rounded young people who we can be confident in to "do the right thing when no-one is looking".

Perspective: how our students fit into the world around them, how they appropriately challenge wrongs, and promote what is right. Students are open minded, compassionate and recognise the differences found in all of us.

We are looking for a Teacher of English and Drama to join our academy. If you are driven, and passionate about English and Drama, then we want to hear from you! We welcome applicants from early career teachers.

If this advert, our website, and the job description sound of interest to you, please don't hesitate to contact us to find out more. Please contact Anna Thorne, / 01376 515 756 x230

Closing date: 9th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Commitment to safeguarding

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About New Rickstones Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

New Rickstones Academy is graded ‘Good’ (May 2018) and has a state of the art new building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. Over the last 7 years the academy has seen a huge increase in student numbers, with the number of students on roll more than doubling. The academy is now oversubscribed and our new build opened September 2022 to meet this demand. New Rickstones Academy is a great place to work with a friendly and supportive staff team. Staff numbers have also increased and the academy is proud to boast high staff retention rates. Staff development is a priority with an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program to further develop our excellent staff.

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