Head of English, Blackpool

Closing date:Expiring soon

Unity Academy BlackpoolBlackpool

Date posted:
Start date: 27th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 2c (£6515)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This post represents an ideal opportunity for a candidate eager to step into subject leadership or to continue their career from an existing leadership role.  This post sits within the leadership team of the Core Faculty within the academy and is supported by a Head of Faculty who oversees English, Maths and Science. (The full management structure is contained within the attached information for candidates.)  This post incorporates the operational and strategic leadership of the department, working under the guidance of an experienced Head of Faculty.  We are seeking a Head of English with the energy and enthusiasm to inspire and develop students and staff in our popular and thriving academy.  The post holder will also take the whole academy strategic lead for improving Reading across years 7-11 working alongside the Reading & Writing champions.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in teaching English Language and Literature and delivering good outcomes for students; this will ensure that we continue to provide a high quality education for all children in a caring, inclusive environment.   We would welcome applications from those with prior leadership experience but also those new to leadership and keen to take a step into subject leadership.  A full and comprehensive package of training, mentoring and coaching will be provided.  Unity Academy has a supportive staff team who work together to ensure that the school motto is clearly articulated and we demonstrate that ‘In Unity, we succeed’.

Unity Academy is an all through school for children aged 5-16 and as such an awareness of curriculum coverage across all phases of education is required, although the specific remit of this role will be leading the team of teachers who contribute to teaching in years 7 to 11.  This post represents an excellent professional development opportunity for any aspiring middle leader at our academy as we continue our journey to being the best we can be.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form at www.fcat.org.uk including a supporting statement.  This supporting statement should be no more than two sides of A4. 

For any information regarding the position or the school or to arrange a visit to Unity Academy please contact Mrs. K. Linney, Principal’s PA who will be happy to assist you.

Closing time and date for applications is: 9am on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing the 4th March 2019.

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Job location

More about Unity Academy Blackpool
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0TS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1253 355493
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