Teacher of English

Priory Community School, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS22 6BP

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

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Teacher of English
FTE 1, Full Time, Permanent Post

The Priory Learning Trust is looking to recruit a Teacher of English to work at our Priory Community School – An Academy. This is a very exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced, passionate and innovative English teachers.

What you will do:

Take responsibility for the day to day planning of a whole year group’s English lessons, as part of a joint planning team.
Adapt centrally planned lessons to cater to the needs of individual learners and groups within your classes, taking note of individual education plans and the requirements of the code of practice and tailoring the teaching to take account of their identified needs.
Use a variety of assessment and feedback techniques to ensure your students make good progress and adapt your teaching to drive this further.
Take responsibility for a tutor group, meeting their pastoral needs and delivering an extensive tutor time programme in the morning and afternoon, including our morning reading programme.
The successful candidates will have:

Qualified teacher status
A passion for English and reading
An ability to teach all students in KS3 and KS4.
About the English Faculty

As a faculty, our curriculum is based on the principle of delivering key knowledge through fun and engaging activities, related to the exploration of literary texts. We follow the school’s knowledge based curriculum model of 4 cycles, each 9 weeks long, with a knowledge assessment in week 8 and time to address any misconceptions in week 9. In addition to the academic side of the curriculum, we also care about developing every student as a whole person. The units of work for each year group fit into a broad value that we are looking to instil in them through the learning. These are Valuing Myself, Valuing Others, Valuing Learning and Valuing Literature and they make up the bedrock of our whole curriculum. Through this, we aim to produce students who are knowledgeable, articulate and confident.

The team is made up of eleven teachers with experience ranging between 3 and 20 years. We are a passionate, friendly and supportive group who are always ready to share our ideas and resources. This year, we have implemented a new system of centralised planning and administration, in order to ease the time pressures upon teachers. Each year group has two or three teachers assigned to it as ‘showrunners’, who oversee the delivery of the scheme of learning, supporting the team in meeting the learning and assessment objectives. This means that teachers are all more able to focus on what really matters: providing high quality teaching and feedback to our classes.

For further information on the benefits of working with The Priory Learning Trust, please see the relevant page on our Careers Hub.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

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

All paid positions which involve working regularly within academies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must declare all convictions (including convictions with Absolute Discharge), cautions or bind-overs you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘Spent’ under this Act and where applicable any disqualifications under the Childcare Act.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering guide.

This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity.

Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance

Please see the following links to our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and Recruitment and Selection policy.

Closing date: 23/5/2022

Proposed Interview date: 26/5/2022

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About Priory Community School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1426 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact email
Contact phone number
01934 529357

About Priority Community School – An Academy

Aims of the School

In order to equip our young people for a successful life after PCSA, we aim:

To have a happy school community where students come first and all staff are valued and cherished.
To develop the whole child as a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen.
To raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing progress and attainment.
To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all our students.
To develop confident and resilient young people with high self esteem who are not afraid to take risks.
To provide a safe environment where personal and professional development are supported for the whole school community.
Aims of our Curriculum

The aim of our curriculum and the driving principle behind it is to equip our students with necessary and empowering knowledge. We believe that all necessary skills for success are a byproduct of knowledge, therefore, knowledge and skills are not separate but complementary elements of our curriculum to help our students achieve and excel in a variety of disciplines. More importantly, deep knowledge will give our students a good understanding of the world and their surroundings on a local, national and global level. Ultimately, we want all PCSA students to have a thirst for learning that will follow them beyond secondary school.

About The Priory Learning Trust:

TPLT grew from an intent to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, from all backgrounds.

At our heart is a passion to put ‘Students First’ and deliver exceptional education; beyond outstanding for every single child. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values combined with lots of fun and happiness. We believe that happy schools are also high-achieving, successful schools.

We strive for partnerships between students, families, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes. We also ‘cherish’ our staff. We believe they are amazing and are passionate to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of their background.

TPLT is also a successful Training School Alliance. This has been a great foundation on which to build for excellence. We know that this key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.

Nathan Jenkins

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