Lead Teacher of English, Hull

Closing date:

Kingswood AcademyHull

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR (plus TLR 2B/C commensurate on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Purpose of Post:

  • To rapidly raise standards and achievement, through: the strategic improvement of teaching and learning in English;
  • Work under the direction of the Head of English to continue to drive up the standard of teaching and learning so the English department becomes flagship department leading the way in ensuring Kingswood Academy becomes a beacon of educational excellence.
  • Inspire imaginative and effective approaches to learning and teaching of English; which consistently drive up progress and attainment standards; 
  • Play a role in terms of supporting the development of teaching and learning across the Academy;
  • Support and improve other teachers to rapidly improve their effectiveness through modelling excellent practice, professional mentoring and robust line management/holding to account; 
  • Through: mentoring, coaching, IRIS Triads, use of ICT and the implementation of T&L research ensure all T&L in English is outstanding;
  • Consistently teach high quality lessons which deliver excellent outcomes for all students.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent English Practitioner;
  • Bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning across the Academy;
  • Have a relentless obsession about developing all aspects of English teaching and learning;
  • Be a committed team player;
  • Have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff;
  • Be committed to Kingswood Academy's ethos of high expectations and no excuses;
  • Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development.

Career development recruitment incentives:

  • Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQML, Teaching Leaders
  • Candidates should be looking at this post as a 3 year career pathway rather than just a Lead Teacher of English  post
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal to discuss the above and shape the next 3 years of your career, thus this post is suitable for both NQTs and experienced teachers.

Our academic performance

Our Progress 8 score of +0.46 puts us in the top two schools in the city and shows that on average all our students made almost half a grade more than expected nationally across every one of their 8 subjects from their starting points. 66% of our students are disadvantaged, our Progress 8 score for disadvantaged students was +0.52. 


We are a rapidly improving school (currently judged to be 'requires improvement') with a positive monitoring inspection in June 2017, which followed our full inspection in March 2016. Prior to this we were deemed to be an academy in serious weaknesses. Through the rapid improvement of outcomes over the last two years, the aim is to achieve ‘Outstanding’ within 12 months. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about English
  • Bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning across the department and the academy;
  • Have a relentless obsession about developing their own standards of teaching and learning to enable them to deliver excellent student outcomes;
  • Be a committed team player;
  • Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships;
  • Be committed to Kingswood Academy's ethos of high expectations and no excuses;
  • Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development

We welcome visits to the Academy, to see the school in action and discuss the post. To book an appointment please contact cweightman@thekingswoodacademy.org

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required for September 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 5 February 2018.

Closing date: Thursday 1 February 2017.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding policies we are unable to accept CV’s. For further information on this position and to make an application please click on the TES advert.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhance checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Job location

More about Kingswood Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Wawne Road, Bransholme, Hull, HU7 4WR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1482 879967
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Thank you for your interest in working at Kingswood Academy. 

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