Teacher of English and Drama The Featherstone Academy, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Job description

The Featherstone Academy seeks to appoint a skilled Teacher of English who can also teach Drama up to KS4. The successful candidate will have an outstanding teaching ability, have the skills to motivate and engage students, and will have a continuous objective to enrich the lives and learning experiences of our young people. We are a small school with an inclusive culture and warm ethos, yet we have big ambitions to be a beacon of learning, aspiration and success for our local community.

Essential educational requirements

A degree in English, Drama or equivalent.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of commitment to own professional development.
 Teaching across the age 11-16 age range in training or in post;
 Excellent classroom practitioner;
 A keen interest in developing teaching and learning within your subject area;
 A good understanding of planning and assessment techniques;
 The ability to create a stimulating learning environment;
 High expectations of self, colleagues and learners;
 Good communication skills.
 A positive role model for young people;
 Passion for teaching;
 Commitment, enthusiasm and flexibility;
 Punctual and well organised;
 Reflective, resilient and resourceful.

Employee benefits

Access to high-quality CPD

As a growing Multi Academy Trust with an excellent reputation, there are always opportunities for career development for ambitious and committed colleagues.

About The Featherstone Academy

The Featherstone Academy is committed to the traditional values of discipline, good behaviour and respect. We believe these to be sacrosanct. These values have created a learning environment in which all students can succeed. This environment is supported by an imaginative and differentiated curriculum in all year groups. The staff of The Featherstone Academy are committed to ensuring the students who attend the academy are successful and able to achieve their goals, through hard work, recognition of their individual success and a relentless drive to ensure student achievement. The curriculum instils resilience in our students the moment they enter the school and is continuous through their time with us. Encompassed within this innovative curriculum is our belief in a growth mindset. The belief that intelligence is far from fixed or inherited but an area we can all improve if we work hard and learn from our mistakes. We encourage our students to experiment and take risks in their learning to establish an environment where intelligent failure is just the start on the road to success. The Featherstone Academy is a lively, community academy which thrives on the positive relationships with parents and carers that support us and their child’s learning. We have unashamedly high expectations of our staff and students and look to promote a school friendly home to nurture and challenge our students. We are a small school with an inclusive culture and warm ethos which is recognised by all who visit. Yet we have big ambitions to be a beacon of learning, aspirations and success for our local community. The Featherstone Academy is working as part of The Rodillian Multi Academy (RMAT) to build upon February 2017 OFSTED grading of Outstanding for personal development, behaviour and welfare, and Good overall to ensuring it continues to increase the life chances of the students of this local community. The Rodillian Multi Academy (RMAT) is a family of schools whose aim is to throw horizons wide open for students, schools and staff. A strong focus on resilience, growth mindset and positive discipline, the Rodillian Ethos has helped to transform The Featherstone Academy – from its culture to their Ofsted ratings – as well as the lives of students and teachers. As part of The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust we are committed to providing private school opportunities in a modern comprehensive environment. Working alongside one of the country’s leading academies we are at the forefront of school improvement.

Pontefract Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 5AJ
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