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  • Start date details

    September start or earlier by negotiation

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until August 2025

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge & Experience

▪ Knowledge and experience of teaching in a secondary school / academy setting

▪ Evidence of inspiring English delivery at KS3 and/or KS4/and/or KS5

▪ Established and evidenced practice as a good / outstanding teacher

▪ Evidence of a commitment to own professional development

▪ Ability to contribute to the professional development/mentoring of colleagues, as required

▪ Evidence of high achievement in teaching across the age range

Skills & Key Criteria

▪ Proven ability to raise standards in classrooms

▪ An understanding of the components which comprise outstanding teaching and learning

▪ Use of assessment information to improve own practice and raise standards

▪ Effective use of different strategies to promote good learning relationships and high rates of progress in an inclusive environment

▪ Use of intervention strategies to address identified issues for individual pupil development and progress

▪ Awareness of the latest developments and initiatives in education

▪ Developing high quality learning strategies and monitoring learner progress to raise attainment

▪ Working effectively as a Mentor, when required

▪ Effective use of Assessment for Learning to engage learners as active participants in their learning

▪ Ability to contribute to curriculum development

▪ Ability to plan and resource effective learning programmes and lessons to meet curricular objectives and individual pupils needs

▪ Ability and willingness to contribute to school and Academy wide planning activities

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking to appoint a talented, dynamic, and hardworking English teacher to join our thriving department. The successful candidate will positively contribute to raising standards of attainment and achievement for all pupils at Excelsior. You will provide consistently high-quality teaching and enable the effective use of resources to facilitate high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. The post is suitable for an ECT or a more experienced colleague.

Working at Excelsior will challenge you but the rewards are huge. Successful candidates will play an important role in our continuous drive for further improvement and will have the potential to work in Key Stages 3 and 4.

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)
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 Excelsior Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1497 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0191 2288400

At the heart of our community we create the highest quality learning experiences in support of the needs and aspirations of each of our learners in our inspiring, safe and welcoming environment to help all our learners achieve and flourish a relevant, purposeful and inclusive education in preparation for life and your future.

At Excelsior Academy we strive to meet the needs and aspirations of all our learners to enable each and every pupil to achieve and flourish so we place ‘the child’ at the heart of all we do.

Excelsior Academy is an ‘all through academy’, made up of three phases; Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form College. Each phase has a family feel, where our pupils feel safe, comfortable and confident to achieve their potential.

Arranging a visit to Excelsior Academy

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

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