Teacher of English

Paignton Academy, Paignton, Devon


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary



We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to join the English faculty to deliver high quality lessons across the Key Stages from September 2020. If you are an excellent classroom practitioner, who is flexible, dedicated and passionate about delivering exceptional learning experiences, then we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting time to be joining our Academy as we seek an additional teacher to meet rapidly increasing student numbers. Within the Academy two capital projects costing in excess of £4 million pounds have just been completed. The Academy has also recently undergone a superb transformation in September 2019 to facilitate students in years 7 to 11 across two sites.

The English faculty is a friendly and innovative team and the successful candidate will have the capacity to be both an outstanding English teacher and an enthusiastic and dynamic team member. Our faculty enjoys excellent facilities, including a fully equipped media studio, and provides its staff with a supportive, forward thinking environment with plenty of opportunities for professional development. These range from our extensive NQT programme through to leadership progression opportunities within Paignton and
across the Trust.

The successful candidate will be confident teaching English from Key Stage 3 to GCSE and have a high level of subject expertise. They will work alongside other English staff to plan, develop and deliver an engaging curriculum that achieves the best possible outcomes for all students

Paignton Academy forms part of Bay Education Trust, a small Academy Trust comprising of three schools. The Trust was set up on 1st December 2014 to further develop the collaborative work across all three schools. The Academy is situated in Torbay and is part of the beautiful English Riviera. It is within easy reach of stunning beaches with golden sands, rolling countryside and Dartmoor. It is also only a short drive away, via the new South Devon link road, from the historic city of Exeter and its surrounding areas.

We welcome applications from high quality practitioners to join Paignton Academy. The successful candidate should have Qualified Teacher status and have an up-to-date knowledge of developments in English. The post would equally suit a Newly Qualified Teacher or experienced teacher.

Prospective candidates are very welcome to visit or make contact for an informal chat.
If you would like to know more about Bay Education Trust please visit www.bayeducationtrust.org

To access the Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form, please visit www.bayeducationtrust.org

Applications should be sent to personnel@bayeducationtrust.org by 3pm Thursday 30th January
Interviews likely to be held on Thursday 6th February

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

QTS with Teacher Number – for NQTs confirmation from PGCE provider.

Essential qualifications

QTS with Teacher Number – for NQTs confirmation from PGCE provider.

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge and experience of the current National Curriculum. Good knowledge and experience of the State Education System. Well organised, good time manager able to meet deadlines. Application form and accompanying information completed to a high standard. Evidence of experience including teaching practice in a similar school. Effective teacher with the potential to deliver high quality lessons which support good outcomes. Ability to contribute to the aims of the Academy. ICT capability.
Ability to be part of a team. High level of interpersonal skills, ability to relate well to pupils, colleagues and parents.
Good role model for pupils. Integrity, enthusiasm, sense of humour, ability to manage stress effectively. High energy levels. Good written and spoken English. A liking of young people with a passionate desire to see them reach their full potential. Two references which confirm satisfactory standard of work, relationships with pupils and relationships with staff and parents.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1374 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Paignton Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email personnel@bayeducationtrust.org

About Paignton Academy

School location

Waterleat Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3WA