English Teacher, Leeds

Closing date:

John Smeaton AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: Easter or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,114-£41,158 plus Recruitment and Retention Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:

The academy are delighted to advertise the post of Teacher of English to complement our existing department. This is an exciting time to join an academy under new leadership and we would welcome any applicant to visit the academy before applying. A recruitment and retention allowance will be paid in addition to your base salary for any successful candidate. This role is for either an Easter or September 2019 start.

We are therefore seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and influential Teacher of English to teach across Key Stages 3, 4 and potentially Key Stage 5.

We will only consider candidates who can evidence a strong track record of success and who have made a significant impact on the lives and education of the children they teach. This will need to be demonstrated in your application and be clearly evident at interview.

What we can offer you:

  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme including in-house MA.
  • A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
  • Caring, dedicated and friendly students who want to learn and fulfil their potential.
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
  • Opportunities to be creative and to inspire your students.

In return, we are looking for:

  • An experienced teacher, displaying at a minimum of ‘Good’ standard teaching or a less experienced teacher with the potential to be consistently ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ within a short timeframe.
  • Someone who shares our moral purpose of ensuring that all of our young people receive the best education possible in a supportive environment from people who care about them.
  • Someone who is passionate about English and who will inspire our students to be so as well.

If you possess these qualities and share the Academy’s vision, then we will be delighted to hear from you. Applications are welcome from both experienced Teachers and NQT’s. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

About the School:

  • An 11-18, United Learning academy.
  • 883 students inclusive of VI form.
  • Our whole-school ethos of ‘the best in everyone’ underpins our core values of ambition, confidence, creativity, respect, enthusiasm and determination. Our aim is to send every student out into the world instilled with these values, as well as the right knowledge, skills and qualifications, so that they are ready to play their part in it.

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking here

Closing Date: Monday 14 January 2019 at 9am

Interviews: To take place later the same week

Where teaching is better shared

John Smeaton Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Job location

More about John Smeaton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Smeaton Approach, Barwick Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8TA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 8313900
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