Lead Practitioner English, Washington, Tyne and Wear

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Biddick AcademyWashington, Tyne and Wear

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 1 - 5
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Practitioner: English

To take appointment: September 2018

Biddick Academy is an oversubscribed secondary Academy with 1084 students currently on roll. Biddick Academy is on a journey of whole school improvement and aspires to even greater achievements. We want Biddick Academy to be ‘the best it can possible be’. The quality of teaching and learning is at the heart of what needs to be done for continued improvement. We understand how powerful high standards of teaching are for learning, achievement, motivation and enjoyment. 

Biddick Academy is looking for an outstanding English Teacher who is passionate, driven, committed, forward thinking and innovative. The role will be responsible for raising achievement within the English department through their specialist subject expertise. We require an inspirational individual who has a clear understanding of educational excellence, with the knowledge of how to achieve this, to move the department forward and support across the Academy.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious leader wishing to further develop their career and to make a difference to the practice of colleagues and the education of our young people.

The successful candidate will be:

· An outstanding teacher of English with a strong subject knowledge and a real passion for English;

· Someone with proven experience, with a track record of strong GCSE exam results;

· A collaborative and motivated individual who will help lead and deliver English across both KS3 and KS4;

· Someone who will contribute to the improvements and success across the whole Academy through their sharing of knowledge, ideas and best practice.

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment and facilities.

Please contact Mrs H Neary, HR Manager at neary.h@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion regarding the role. 

To apply, please complete the application form and return to neary.h@biddickacademy.com

Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date for application: Thursday 19th April 2018 by 12pm

Interviews: Friday 27th April 2018



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE38 8AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 511 1600
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Biddick Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Washington, near Sunderland, for students aged 11-16. 

In 1997, Biddick was one of the first 11 schools in England to become a specialist sports college. The academy’s facilities incl...