Teacher of English, Cambridgeshire

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The Cam Academy TrustCambridgeshire
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Cam Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust which operates a group of secondary and primary schools across Cambridgeshire. As an expanding and developing Trust we are seeking English Teachers to work at several of our secondary schools namely Comberton Village College, Cambourne Village College and Melbourn Village College.

The Cam Academy Trust Aims and Values

At the heart of what we do are fundamental aims and values relating to education.  The Cam Academy Trust has five core principles that must be central to all Academies in the Trust: 

• The Excellence Principle.  Education must be of highest of standards and lead to high achievement. 

• The Comprehensive Principle.  Excellent education must be for all pupils of all types and abilities. 

• The Community Principle.  Education should be rooted in and serve its local community. 

• The Partnership Principle.  We should always look to work in effective partnership with others for mutual benefit. 

• The International Principle.  There must be a clear international dimension to education. 

Within these over-arching principles, we seek to ensure that all of our pupils reach their full, positive potential and become: 

• CAPABLE in the skills relevant to their future lives and in having the knowledge which will increase their understanding, appreciation and interest in the world in which they live. 

• CARING of others and considerate of the mutual dependence human beings have on each other. 

• CONFIDENT of their worth because they have developed their strengths, understood their weaknesses and learnt that they can achieve success.  

THE JOB ROLE  

These posts will become available from September 2019 and have arisen due to the ongoing growth of the Trust. The people appointed will be expected to teach English across all key stages.  

We are seeking to appoint people who have: 

• good organisational skills

• excellent communication and presentational skills

• outstanding teaching ability

• excellent subject knowledge

• an understanding of current developments in English education

• a commitment to contributing to the success of the Trust

• confidence in the use of ICT to enhance learning in the classroom  

NQT’s

• We have a strong track record of supporting and developing our NQTs. Our programme includes:

• A carefully structured programme NQT induction programme in the first year with weekly NQT meetings.

• A reduced timetable to allow you additional opportunity to observe and learn from colleagues, including nationally-renowned educators.

• Access to good development opportunities.

• NQTs are also able to do paid work in July to ensure they make the best possible start in their new role in September. 

The post would provide excellent opportunity for personal development within well organised and forward-looking departments and a Trust that has professional development as a core value. 

We are seeking candidates who believe in continuous improvement and see the value of reviewing and developing the philosophy and practice of the department. 

The successful candidates will need to meet the requirements of a general teacher job description and person specification. 

We believe our schools and colleges can offer you a very good professional environment and a lively and friendly place in which to work. 

To apply for this position please submit an application form and covering letter to  Trusts HR Partner by 9am on Monday 21st January. Interviews will held between the 24th and 31st January. Visits to the English departments are welcome by arrangement.

Thank you for your interest in The Cam Academy Trust

Job Description

Teaching: 

• Plan work in accordance with departmental schemes of work  

• Publish lesson plans and homework on SharePoint in accordance with school policy 

• Take account of students’ prior levels of attainment and use them to set future targets 

• Set work when required for absent students 

• Maintain good discipline by following the School/College student disciplinary policies and procedures 

• Ensure punctuality and establish a purposeful working atmosphere during all learning activities 

• Maintain excellent classroom management with due regard to health and safety policies  

• Set appropriate and challenging work for all students 

• Ensure effective setting of homework and ensuring comprehensive feedback to students 

• Identify and work appropriately with ‘special educational needs’ students and all identified student groups 

• Attend and contribute to key stage, subject, team and full staff meetings 

• In relation to the School/College strategic plan, contribute towards the goals and targets 

• Maintain a professional interest in educational initiatives relevant to the teacher’s subject/s 

Assessment, recording and reporting: 

• Keep appropriate records of students’ work in line with School/College policy 

• Mark and return work set, including homework, within an agreed and reasonable time 

• Apply the School/College Assessment Policy when marking students’ work 

• Complete student reports in line with School/College policy 

• Attend parents’ evenings as required and keep parents informed about their child’s performance and future targets 

Pastoral work: 

• Undertake responsibility for a form group  

• Monitor and set targets for the social and academic progress of all students in the form 

• Endeavour to build a good relationship with the students in the form, so that they will look to the teacher for support and advice  

• Command high standards of student behaviour and conduct at all times and support the School/College in its application of related policies 

• Report issues of concern to the appropriate senior staff  

• Maintain an accurate register of attendance and do everything possible to encourage good attendance.



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Address: C/o Comberton Village College, West Street, Comberton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 262503