Assistant Lead in English (2nd in Department), Corby, Northamptonshire

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Corby Technical SchoolCorby, Northamptonshire

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Start date: 01/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Corby Technical School invites you to join our team that is dedicated to providing the very best outcomes for our students.  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated Assistant Lead in English to join our innovative English/Media team.   The English department currently offer Language/Literature, Media and Drama at GCSE and Media and English literature/language combined course at A-level.  You will be joining a highly motivated team and will be given opportunities to be creative in your teaching. Our extensive CPD package provides a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to develop your leadership capacity, and feel you are ready for this challenge. Our facilities are modern, spacious and well-equipped, and we offer an open, supportive and ambitious environment to thrive in. We have a dynamic team who are keen to learn from one another. We are responsive to the need of students and are flexible in our approach, enabling our students to be motivated and creative in their thinking. We also work holistically across the school, and are keen to create links with other departments, connecting topics and themes, but also emphasising the importance of vocabulary and literacy in the learning of our students in all subjects.

To be successful in this role, the candidate should:

• Be able to inspire, challenge and motivate young people with excellent teaching.

• Be committed to achieving outstanding student outcomes.

• Be ambitious and have aspirations to develop their career.

• Be equipped to support in the strategic planning of the English department, and deputise for the Director of English when necessary.

• Be ambitious and have aspirations to develop their career.

• Be able to follow the established ethos and culture of our school.

• Have a sound understanding of data analysis.

• Be able to offer expertise in teaching and learning and lead training sessions for staff.

• Engage with the mentoring of staff and trainees.

• Develop and share innovative ideas with the department. 

• Have a sound knowledge of the new Ofsted framework.

• Contribute to extra-curricular activities and interventions.

Additional benefits to working at Corby Technical School:

• A fixed 8 week term structure allows for five standardised terms meaning that learning can be structured and delivered with consistency.  Holidays also fall outside ‘normal’ term structures allowing for inexpensive travel opportunities.

• As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture. 

• Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers.   This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.

• All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.  A reduced price membership to the local gym is also available.

If you think this role is for you then we would like to extend an invitation for you to look round our unique school where we would like to have the opportunity to tell you more. To arrange a visit please contact Sarah Young on 01536 213100 or at  Please note our school break begins on Friday 11th October 2019 and we will reopen on Monday 28th October 2019, if you wish to visit the school, please contact us prior to this date for an opportunity to see our school in action.

How to apply

If having read the advertisement, job description and person specification, you are motivated to apply for this position at Corby Technical School these are your next steps:

• Please complete all sections of the application form.  Please note that a CV will not be accepted without a completed application form.  

• Write a letter of application on no more than two sides of A4 (11 point text). Your letter of application should outline your previous experience and how this makes you a suitable candidate for the position for which you are applying.

Please submit your application form either by e-mail or by post to:

Mrs Sarah Young

Corby Technical School

Cottingham Road



NN17 1TD


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 12.00pm

Interviews will be held on Monday 28th October 2019.

More about Corby Technical School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cottingham Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 1TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1536 213100
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