Head of English, Bracknell Forest

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King's Academy BinfieldBracknell Forest

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 1, £7,853 initially
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Quite possibly the greatest opportunity of your career is awaiting you; the chance to design and shape innovative and creative pedagogical practice in a brand new all-through academy as our first Head of English. 

King’s Academy Binfield (KAB) is looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative subject leader with an excellent track record, to play an intrinsic role in our brand new all-through academy in Bracknell Forest. The school opened in a superb new building in September 2018 with 120 fabulous Year 7 students, and will grow year on year to a roll of over 1800 students, aged 3-18. The primary phase both at KAB and King’s Academy Oakwood (KAO) are both opening in September 2019 when we will also welcome our new year 7 cohort of 150. 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the strategic leadership of English across both academies; ensuring outstanding teaching leads to outstanding outcomes. They will work in partnership with the Director of Communications within the wider Communications Faculty. Applicants should be excellent classroom teachers and have the ability to motivate, inspire and lead staff and students to excel.  The successful candidate will show great leadership potential, will be a team player, will get stuck in and involve themselves in the wider aspects academy life. A genuine commitment to our ‘whatever it takes’ ethos is essential to enable every young person at KAB and KAO to thrive.

As a new and rapidly growing school, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for a skilful leader who can bring creativity, innovation and dynamism across the academies. Potential is just as important as experience.   

KAB and KAO are part of the King’s Group Academies MAT, led by a team of former and current Ofsted ‘outstanding’ head teachers and Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI).

King’s Education separately operates British schools abroad, educating over 4,000 students in countries such as Spain, Latvia and Panama, offering exciting opportunities for genuine international collaboration.

King’s Academy Binfield and King’s Academy Oakwood are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Application Process

Visits to us are warmly welcomed; to arrange one or for any further information or an informal chat please do contact in the first instance, Amber Walker, PA to the Principal amber.walker@kingsacademies.uk

Completed application forms should be submitted by Tuesday 26th February 2019 at midday.

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th March 2019

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More about King's Academy Binfield
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: St. Georges Park, Binfield, Bracknell, RG42 4FS, United Kingdom
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