seeking to appoint an inspiring and energetic Teacher of English with a
commitment to supporting our students becoming confident and aspirational
students of English. Prospective candidates will be motivated, hard-working and
passionate about their subject.
The type of person we are looking for
can demonstrate: a
high level of subject specific skills, knowledge and experience; good
organisational skills and high standards; patience, a sense of humour and an
ability to accept and act on constructive feedback; an ability to work on their
own initiative and also to be a good team player; excellent and pro-active
communication skills; an eye for detail and a willingness to improve all
aspects of the service we offer; a positive attitude to all aspects of the job
including enthusiasm, a professional and common sense approach and a dedication
to the interests of the school.
Enthusiasm and team working are essential as we place a high value in the role both subject-specific and pedagogical CPD have in enhancing our teacher practice and student outcomes. A timetable that covers KS3, KS4 and KS5 could be available for suitable candidates
Sprowston Community Academy is a
growing 11-18 school serving the North-east of Norwich. We are exceptionally
proud of our place within the local community and our strong local reputation
reflects this. We are an inclusive school and believe passionately that
students need to be equipped as good citizens as well as good learners. The
successful applicant will work with us to fully promote this ethos whilst also
striving for academic excellence.
At Sprowston Community Academy we recognise that as well as being a subject in its own right, English provides children access to the whole curriculum, underpins all learning and is essential in school and beyond. We aim for our students to develop critical awareness, the ability to craft their writing, an appreciation of literature, and the confidence to articulate their ideas in order to serve them in their academic, professional and personal lives during and beyond their time at Sprowston Community Academy.
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professionals, we are unapologetically ambitious with the challenge and support
in every English lesson: every learner has the right to make progress. Students
will become more empathic and tolerant through encountering a range of challenging
texts that allow them to think beyond their own time and place. The novels,
plays, poems and non-fiction texts that we teach will also be inclusive of both
diverse cultures and voices, and the English literary heritage, representing
the best of what has been written in previous centuries.
curriculum is underpinned by the belief that, besides the strive for successful
exam results (and the ensuing opportunities for our students), English as a
- Model and encourage a love of reading,
literature and varied writing forms in the face of increasing challenges from
digital media; providing access and confidence with a wide selection of
- Develop strong decoding and
communication skills, aiming to reduce the impact of social disadvantage, and
empower students to harness language for their own benefit and opportunity
- Cultivate an
understanding, tolerance and appreciation of diverse cultures and varied
individual experiences through a widening cultural capital
Department is made up of a forward thinking, supportive and creative team who
are making a difference in improving the outcomes of all our students. As a
valued member of a focused Department, we are looking for someone who will
demonstrate the willingness and drive to make a significant contribution to the
English curriculum, and to the Academy.