Head of English
Permanent, Full-Time, Starting September 2018, TLR1a
The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students.
Do you have a relentless drive to achieve outstanding progress and attainment with children regardless of their background and prior learning?
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Department and Teacher of English to further strengthen the achievement, progress and experience of students at Isca Academy, and to continue to raise the profile of the department, both within the school and in the wider community. You will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and capable leader, with a proven commitment to inclusive, innovative and inspiring teaching where each and every child can succeed. The post represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant and ambitious Academy working within the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust.
Our school is located on a recently designed campus with purpose-built accommodation, offering spacious and excellent teaching and learning facilities. We currently have a roll of 750 students, rapidly growing to a capacity of 950. Isca Academy prides itself on providing high quality comprehensive education. Our students have a broad range of abilities and aspirations on entry, from able, gifted and talented to students needing more support with literacy and social skills. Beyond academic credentials, we firmly believe in the value of a more rounded education which promotes creativity, self-belief and confidence, and as such, offer an exceptional extra-curricular and outdoor education programme. At our last Ofsted inspection, Isca Academy was found to be ‘good’ in all categories and our focus will remain on every student in our school exceeding expectations, whatever their starting point.
The English department at Isca Academy is a friendly, motivated team of specialists who love their subject and who are always looking for creative ways to deliver the curriculum. The team plan together and have a culture of sharing resources and best practice as well as supporting each other and solving problems in collegiate ways. We operate a two year KS3 curriculum which develops students’ skills and knowledge, together with a passion for English, in preparation for the start of their GCSEs in Year 9. The three year KS4, studying both Language and Literature, allows students to fully develop their ideas and consolidate their learning, whilst also making time for fun and creativity.
The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.
Application forms and further information are available from our website: www.iscaexeter.co.uk or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for application: 10am on Thursday 22nd February 2018
Interviews will take place: week commencing 12th March 2018