Teacher of English

Landau Forte Academy, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire

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Job details

Job role Teacher
Subjects English, English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS (+TLR for the right candidate)

Job summary

*Our opportunity for you

This is an exciting time to join Landau Forte Academy, Amington. We are a forward thinking 11-16 academy on a mission to provide high quality education for our local community. We have high expectations for our students and our academy is built upon our shared values: ambitious, brave and kind.
As with all posts at Amington, we are looking for dedicated, committed and inspirational individuals to provide high quality teaching to our wonderful students.
If successful you will become part of our community. You will be supported in your career with opportunities to achieve nationally recognised qualifications. We care about our staff and staff well-being is integral to our decision making.

*Key information
• Hours: Full time
• Contract: Permanent
• Start date: September 2020
• Salary: MPS (+TLR for the right candidate)
• Closing Date: 28th May 2020

*What we can offer you
• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health
• Complimentary gym membership

*Person specification
• An English graduate with qualified teacher status
• A well-qualified teacher in English, with a strong teaching record, though NQTs and those who will be an NQT in September 2020 are welcome to apply
• Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment
• Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of English in the development of young people and of the place of English within the wider curriculum
• Excellent relationships with students and parents
• A Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning
• High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination
• Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching, learning and assessment practices

*Job description
• Ensure that teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of learners, impacting positively upon student attainment and achievement.
• Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring that all are treated with dignity and respect and that students receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
• Ensure the effective preparation, planning and delivery of English. Department’s learning programmes, utilising flexible approaches to learning including the application of online learning.
• Ensure that appropriate, challenging attainment targets are set and used with all students and monitor their performance in terms of attainment, achievement (both quantifiable value added measures and broader qualitative achievements) and progress in respect of the outcomes from learning programmes and activities.
• Monitor the quality and effectiveness of Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning, ensuring that the marking, assessment, recording and reporting processes are both effective and compliant with Academy policies.
• Operate as a Learning Tutor and as a Personal Tutor.

*About The Trust
Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.
We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend.

*The local area
Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links.
Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre.
• Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42; junction 10
• Direct trains from Birmingham (15 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
• Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

*Apply for this job
1. Read the Guidance & Criteria document
http://lfa.ac/LFCTJobsInfo

2.You can email your completed application, along with a covering letter to recruitment@lfct.org.uk or you can post it to:

HR Officer
Landau Forte Charitable Trust
Ashby Road
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 8AH
All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

Employee benefits

• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health
• Complimentary gym membership

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 830 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Landau Forte Academy, Amington website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@lfct.org.uk

About Landau Forte Academy, Amington

We are a rapidly improving 11-16 academy under new leadership, with a Progress 8 score which improved dramatically from 2015. It is a vibrant place to work with committed staff and a student body who’s behaviour Ofsted described as ‘polite, courteous and respectful’. Our aim is to continue this arc of improvement. Opportunities for professional development are enhanced by our partnership with the Landau Forte Teaching School Alliance.

School location

Woodland Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4FF