Lead Teacher of English
We are excited to offer this fantastic opportunity for an inspirational and ambitious teacher of English to join the department as a Lead Teacher of English.
You will be an experienced and strong teacher who will motivate and inspire other teachers to develop their practice. The ideal candidate will have experience of raising attainment in a classroom environment and successfully improving the teaching of others.
The English department is the hub of teaching and learning at Grace Academy. They are at the forefront of teaching and learning across the school and we have a diverse, dynamic team of practitioners who are enthusiastic and passionate about the subject and the school. The climate for learning in the English corridor is very positive and student attitudes to the subject are amongst the best in the school: this means that the foundations in the department are very strong, which help staff to become established quickly.
In English, students are undertaking the AQA specification. Language and Literature a co-taught during KS3 and separated at KS4. At KS4, we study: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Power and Conflict poetry, Romeo and Juliet and An Inspector Calls.
We are a welcoming and caring community where our core values of limitless potential, intentional excellence, mutual respect, genuine integrity and amazing grace based on Christian values, run through all we do. It is central to our ethos, day to day curriculum, extra-curricular activities and pastoral structures. Here at Grace Academy we not only focus on the academic excellence of students but also work with students on supporting them to be the best human beings they can be.
We have high expectations for all those involved in the education of children. It is important that all students leaving Grace Academy have the qualifications they need in order to follow the path they have chosen; that students do not limit themselves and that staff and parents support them in raising their expectations and aspirations.
We pride ourselves on our caring ethos with a strong and genuine focus on staff wellbeing, putting development and wellbeing at the heart of our work. We work hard to look after our pool of talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively.
The trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students.
This an exciting time to join Grace Academy! School visits are welcome and encouraged.
How to apply: For more information and to apply, please contact Mike Sherwin on:
T: 0116 253 2389 / 07525 88992
Closing date for applications midday Monday 20th April 2020
Strong applications may be considered upon receipt.