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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

U3

What skills and experience we're looking for

The English Department

We seek an outstanding and creative teacher of English, who must have a desire to learn and grow as a practitioner in addition to having a strong sense of moral purpose.

Our students are wonderful, open-minded and have a great love of learning. This is a successful department, ready for the next stage of its development.

There are currently a team of six experienced practitioners with expertise in SEND, behaviour and well-being, literacy and assessment for learning. Over the last 18 months, lots of exciting work has been done to develop the department to provide active, challenging and creative learning experiences for our students.

Curriculum and Literacy

We study a rich and broad curriculum that embraces literature from all cultures and eras. Our KS3 curriculum prepares our Year 7-9 students for the challenges of the new GCSEs and allows GCSE students the opportunity to learn with an experienced AQA Examiner, study within target groups at GCSE and enjoy regular ‘English in the Hall’ subject lectures to prepare them for their post-16 study.

Indeed, the very best thing about our school is the students we serve. Their open-mindedness and love of learning enables us to boost their literacy skills through whole school event days including ‘International Literacy Day’ ‘National Poetry Day’, ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’, ‘Martin Luther King Day’ and ‘World Book Day’. Students also enjoy our new and fully resourced library. There are also bespoke library lessons and a new literacy programme to support students’ literacy.

Accommodation

Students learn in a suite of seven, large classrooms, all of which have SMART Board technology and interactive whiteboards. The English department also have their own computer suite, where we encourage our practitioners to use Information Technology to enhance learning.

What the school offers its staff

Staff Benefits

Healthcare and mental health

  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Eye care vouchers to cover some/all the costs of eye tests and spectacles.
  • Free confidential and independent counselling helpline
  • Healthcare package opt in for staff and their families which includes a 24/7 GP advice line and a 24/7 Mental Health helpline.

Social connection

  • Staff social committee who arrange social events
  • Buddies scheme for new staff
  • End of term events with refreshments provided
  • Supportive and committed team of staff

Timetabling and cover

  • Additional protected PPA time for form tutors
  • We employ Cover Supervisors to reduce the amount of cover by teachers
  • Maximum teacher contact time set at 43 hours (about 2 days) per/fortnight

Planning, marking, assessment and reporting

  • Specific staff support for administration planning of educational visits and other activities
  • Teachers encouraged to set homework when it is meaningful, not to a rigid timetable
  • Feedback policy designed to make marking and feedback demands on staff manageable
  • Reporting requirements reviewed regularly and streamlined where possible
  • Friday afternoon department planning meetings run from 2.30-3pm each week.

Communications and technology

All staff are supplied with a laptop

Communication streamlined using daily message document and weekly staff briefing

ClassCharts used to help teachers work more efficiently and flexibly

Calendar planning

  • Deadlines and events scheduled to spread workload where possible
  • Programme of after school meetings is relatively light compared to many schools
  • Term dates are carefully set to maximise the number of weekends in school holidays

Professional development

  • Extensive in-house CPD programme and opportunities for external training
  • Funding to support teaching and support staff working towards relevant professional qualifications
  • In-house Outstanding Teacher Programme

Flexible working and leave of absence

  • Staff absence policy is applied generously
  • Informal and formal requests for flexible working considered
  • End of term early finish for all staff

Staff wellbeing

  • 2-week Autumn Half-term
  • Free tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Friday treats such as cheese/biscuits, doughnuts, fruit and chocolate for all staff at break
  • On site Dining Hall which offers a free lunch when you ‘dine in’.
  • Late start following Open evening

Other benefits

  • Cycle to work scheme and ample on-site parking.
  • Refer a friend incentive of £500.
  • Long service awards
  • London fringe allowance

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
869 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01753691583

Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy is a vibrant, growing new school close to the centre of Slough. State of the art and purpose built facilities, provide an outstanding learning environment in which to deliver an exciting curriculum and broader learning opportunities. We aim to ensure that everyone in the school is able to achieve academic success and, discover new skills and talents. Through our developing partnerships with the local community, organisations and businesses, students will develop the enterprise skills needed to be well equipped for the world of work in the 21st century.

We want our learners to be happy, confident and to have high aspirations.

Arranging a visit to Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@lhea.org.uk.

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