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Assistant Curriculum Lead – English

Assistant Curriculum Lead – English

Gospel Oak School


  • Expired
MPS / UPS with negotiable TLR for the right candidate
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
8 February 2018

Job overview

The RSA Academy in Tipton (West Midlands) is an oversubscribed and expanding 11-19 school with 1047 students (including Sixth Form). This will rise to 1200 plus sixth form over the next four years. The school has been at the heart of our community since becoming an academy in 2008, and a member of the RSA Family of Academies. The school joined the Central RSA Academies Trust on 1st October 2017.  

The Academy was judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted inspection in July 2016.  The school is highly aspirational, boasting fantastic facilities for both students and staff, including a £5 million new build block, to enable expansion that opened in September. Significant changes have been made in the last year to remove barriers to improvement, and the successful candidate will be joining the school at a critical and exciting time to drive things forward. 

The role description has been kept intentionally flexible as following the appointment of a Curriculum Lead allows us to tailor the support available in this role so that we can support a variety of practitioners in different career stages such as

• Experienced middle leaders 

• New/aspiring middle leaders

• Classroom teachers looking to take their first steps into departmental responsibility (KS coordinators etc) 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of enabling high achievement with excellent outcomes at all key stages to move forward and build on the successes of last year’s exam results.   

You will be passionate about the teaching of English and driven to share high quality and innovative practice in the classroom.  

For further information about this post, please download the application pack from 

Closing date: Midday on 2nd February 2018 Interviews will be held on 9th February 2018

The RSA Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, 2 work references and other employment checks.  

RSA Academy, Bilston Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0BZ

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About Gospel Oak School

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Gospel Oak School, formerly the RSA Academy serves the borough of Sandwell, but due to its geographical position students join us from Wolverhampton and Walsall.  In 2017 the school joined the Central RSA Academies Trust and has been working closely and collaboratively across the trust to offer greater opportunities for all.  Over the last 5 years the trust has grown in size and strength, from September 2021 the trust is now an academy approved sponsor in its own right and the RSA will no longer sponsor the trust, although we will continue to work closely with the RSA.  This changing relationship has provided the trust and the school to rebrand ourselves, the trust will now be known as Central Region Schools Trust and the school; Gospel Oak School.

The rebrand for the school has allowed us to reflect on the true heritage of the local community.  The school is based in Gospel Oak and as a community we are very proud of our Black Country heritage, it is for this reason our new branding reflects the colours of the Black Country along with symbolic representation of the area, with the narrowboat which reflects the locality of the Gospel Oak canal basin, the oak tree for when the parish was so large the parishioners prayed under it once a month and the Black Country links to industry within the area.

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