Head of English, Wigston Road, Coventry

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Grace Academy CoventryWigston Road, Coventry

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale/UPS and TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English

At Grace Academy Coventry, the English Department deliver a carefully considered knowledge-led curriculum.   All pupils will experience lessons with a high level of challenge, supported by expert teaching staff who have the unfaltering belief that all pupils can attain and achieve. Pupils will develop into enthusiastic learners as they successfully acquire a wealth of knowledge that increases their understanding and appreciation of the world around them.

Our Academy has a new Principal since September 2017 and we are on a rapid journey of improvement towards outstanding. As a result of these changes we are looking for an inspirational Head of Department to join us in September 2018.

Grace Academy's ethos is one of success, built on inclusion, care and support for all its learners. Our core values of Grace, Integrity, Respect, Potential and Excellence permeate everything we do and all our interactions with students, staff and the wider community. At the Academy we put learning and learners first in every aspect of school life. Our core purpose means that we ensure that every learning opportunity is tailored for, and responsive to, the needs of all our students.

The English Department is a close-knit and enthusiastic team at an exciting stage of development.  The Department benefits from a number of strong and highly motivated teachers with a passion for delivering the curriculum. 

What we offer you:

The Academy puts wellbeing and development at the heart of its work and we work hard to look after our pool of talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively. Regular CPD sessions are built into our directed time to ensure that all our staff are able to develop their strengths in their current role as well as to prepare for the next steps in their career.  The Academy has outstanding facilities and is a spacious, welcoming workplace. We have a modern, well equipped gym that is free to use for staff. There are many ICT suites with up to date facilities available for all teachers to use and every classroom is equipped with a smart board. Every teacher is issued with a laptop for their own use.   Our students are pleasant, motivated and have high aspirations for their future. They welcome staff who challenge and support them in their learning and are keen to progress and build positive futures for themselves.

About you:

You will be a skillful practitioner with strong leadership skills and deep knowledge in your subject area and the drive and ability to instill this knowledge in the pupils in your care. You will be a positive, forward-looking leader with the energy to enthuse our students and inspire them to achieve. 

For more information: For more details about the Academy please browse our website at: http://coventry.graceacademy.org.uk/ You are encouraged to visit the Academy and see our values in action. It will give you the opportunity to see our outstanding facilities. If you would like to visit the Academy or for a confidential discussion about this role please contact Pam Kolaric - Staff Welfare and Admin Manager on 02476 589009 or email at GACRecruitment@graceacademy.org.uk

Closing Date :  16th March, 2018.

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More about Grace Academy Coventry
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Wigston Road, Coventry, CV2 2RH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 247 6589000
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