English KS4 Coordinator.
Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive secondary academy, based in Hounslow. The school is looking to add an English KS4 Coordinator to its progressive and supportive English Department ideally starting in April or September 2021.
The role will include teaching and coordinating the delivery of English at GCSE across year groups 9 to 11. You will support the Head of English to enhance provision and will get the chance to get involved with exciting project work throughout the year. Project work will include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. You’ll also lead by example, supporting learners to achieve to the best of their ability and you’ll enjoy that great feeling when your learners achieve grades beyond their dreams.
“The academy has undoubtedly had a chequered past, since opening as an academy in April 2013. Poor Ofsted inspections, low exam results and a high turnover of Headteachers and staff meant that our school never really realised its potential. However in February 2019, our current Headteacher joined the academy, and our school has been through an impressive renaissance. In just 12 months, our school has completely transformed and is now unrecognisable. We are now an Ofsted ‘Good’ school for the first time in our school’s history. Inspectors visited in October 2019 and stated that ‘the school has rapidly transformed in a short period of time, behaviour is consistently strong and a culture of respect, collaboration and mutual support permeates the school’. We are now also in the Top 14% of schools nationally for Progress 8, a remarkable feat, given that only 18 months ago our school was one of the lowest performing in London.
About our school:
Our academy believes in ensuring that teaching is a sustainable profession. By this we mean that we eliminate unnecessary meetings and pointless paper tasks and instead put our time and energy into pedagogy, curriculum and supporting our students to achieve exceptional outcomes. We know that this is key to unlocking the very brightest futures for them. We run after school intervention every day for our Year 11 students, with all staff expected to contribute to an after school session once per week. In return we promise to reduce meetings and after-school events unless they are absolutely necessary, and in particular have refined our school calendar so that between December and April, our sole focus can be supporting our students with their studies and readiness for their examinations.
An absolute strength of our school is our students. Low-level disruption is extremely rare and our students are committed to their learning. We believe in disruption free classrooms, every lesson, every day.
Our aim is to establish our academy as ‘a school at the heart of our community, developing knowledge, ambition and kindness to prepare students for success at university and the world beyond’. We are passionate about achieving social justice for our students and believe firmly that it should not be about where you come from that determines how successful you are in life.
About the role:
An exciting position has become available for a talented English teacher to join us as Key Stage 4 Coordinator. The successful candidate will need to teach English Language and Literature to Key Stage 4 and ideally will be open to teaching A Level English Literature in the future. This is an important role as the successful candidate will take a lead on developing schemes of learning across Key Stage 4 and will work closely with the Director of Faculty to ensure that progress and attainment at Key Stage 4 is in line with targets, putting in place intervention as required. The successful candidate will also play a role in evaluating the quality of teaching at Key Stage 4 and should have a track record of successful GCSE outcomes. This is an ideal role for an aspirant Head of Department, as it allows the successful candidate to work alongside an experienced Director of Faculty and have high levels of impact on GCSE outcomes. The English & Film team are incredibly hard working, supportive and welcoming.”
The school is offering:
• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;
• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQML and MA in Educational Leadership
• progression support throughout the school and wider group
• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;
• the chance to take on further responsibility such as TLR or Leadership roles in the future.
The school expects:
• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• a relevant English Degree or a related subject
• experience of delivering English at GCSE level, pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject
• a love and passion for education.
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