3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September Term Start

  • Closing date

    13 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale plus UPR

Additional allowances

Teachers' Pension Scheme

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Degree in English or a related subject
  • DfE recognised teaching qualification such as a PGCE or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Secondary Curriculum
  • A working knowledge of ICT in a classroom environment
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and challenge students
  • The ability to plan and teach well-structured lessons which achieve outcomes which are at least good and are often outstanding
  • The ability to meet targets for the students in your assigned classes
  • The ability to work closely with a team of teaching colleagues in your department to prepare, resource and teach your subject
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues showing respect for others and professionalism at all times
  • The ability to adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Initiative and ability to prioritise own work and that of others to meet deadlines
  • Efficient and meticulous in organisation
  • Able to follow direction and work in collaboration with the leadership team
  • Able to work flexibly, adopt a hands-on approach and respond to unplanned situations
  • Ability to evaluate own development needs and those of others and to address them
  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding
  • Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for health and safety
  • Commitment to the Trust’s ethos, aims and whole community.

  • Knowledge of recent initiatives and issues in education
  • Using ICT as a curriculum tool to improve standards

What the school offers its staff

Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher to join a forward-looking and dynamic English team which is warm and friendly, with high expectations of everyone. The post is a permanent position within the English department.

The successful candidates will join our popular and flourishing Faculty, with a focus on innovation and sharing good practice. We are looking for teachers who have a genuine enthusiasm for teaching English and who have the ability to engage and motivate students. You will be expected to teach English across both KS3 and KS4, with the possibility of also teaching at KS5. We would welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

We aim to raise student aspirations to achieve personal and academic excellence and to ensure they have the skills, confidence and resilience to become passionate life-long learners with the desire to fulfil their potential and more.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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About Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1548 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0115 9554804

Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is a special place to learn and work. Our students are impressive young people, whose behaviour and achievements are something to be proud of. Our aim is for all members of the community to “Be inspired and achieve together” and to provide opportunities for this on a daily basis. We teach our students the value of respect, how to act responsibly and support them to become mature, independent young people. We very much believe in the potential of every student, enabling them to thrive in our caring environment. We are a member of the Spencer Academies Trust and benefit from the support of an established trust. To find out more about The Spencer Academies Trust, please visit www.satrust.com

Arranging a visit to Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ashley.brown@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk.

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