Head of Faculty for English, Market Harbrough, Leicestershire

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The Robert Smyth AcademyMarket Harbrough, Leicestershire
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale (M1 to M6) TLR1B (£9,473)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Our staff are our most valued asset. As part of the Tudor Grange Trust, all of our staff have access to a wealth of support provided by outstanding practitioners.

The Role

An outstanding Head of Faculty for English is required for September 2018 to join a committed and hard-working department. 

Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Working in a subject area with improving outcomes. (80% of students achieved a 4+)
  • Teaching in a forward thinking department with excellent resources and facilities for teachers who love their subject.
  • The opportunity to develop and deliver examination courses up to and including A level.

The Academy

The Robert Smyth Academy developed from Market Harborough’s oldest school and was founded in 1607. It is now a vibrant, fast growing 11 – 19 Academy with nearly a thousand students, including ‘new’ Year 7 students in 2016 and well over 400 students in the sixth form. The area around Market Harborough, which is an attractive and a growing market town, is increasing in its diversity and offering significant potential for the Academy to grow. 

In 2016 and 2017 the Academy’s Key Stage 4 and 5 results were very pleasing and underpin the progress that has been made. The OfSTED inspection in September 2017 deemed the Academy as ‘good’. This, together with other progress being made, is the foundation of the Academy’s journey to being ‘outstanding’. The Academy also enjoys a very positive reputation in its community and particularly for its considerable extra-curricular offer in many areas, most notably in art, music and sport.

If you join us, you will benefit from:

  • Teaching pupils who are well motivated as the school enjoys strong parental support
  • Working in a Trust with structured professional development opportunities
  • A real chance to develop in a forward thinking, highly successful academy
  • Developing yourself in our ‘can do’ culture and positive ‘want to’ climate

Staff Wellbeing

We actively place staff wellbeing at the centre of everything we do.  Our staff are our single biggest asset, and the success of our students depends on them.  So we take care of and invest in them properly.

A few of the things we offer are:

  • A comprehensive CPD programme for all staff whether they are NQT, RQT or aspiring leaders.
  • A supportive, open and approachable management team 
  • Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other

We really value our staff and will do whatever we can to meaningfully demonstrate that

Staff Incentives

· Free tea, coffee

· On-site parking for staff

· The Academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome

Shortlisting: Monday 21st May 2018 (Midday)

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24th May 2018

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button to download the application form.

Completed applications must be returned to Mrs Alishia Read at the Academy by 12 noon on the closing date either via email to aread@robertsmyth.tgacademy.org.uk or to Robert Smyth Academy, Burnmill Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire,LE16 7JG

For further details please visit https:://www.robertsmyth.tgacademy.org.uk

The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health, criminal record and reference clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting.    �t�6a1



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Address: Burnmill Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7JG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1858 440770