Teacher of English, Nottinghamshire

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Ashfield SchoolNottinghamshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

JOB TITLE:  Teacher of English

Grade and Salary:  Main Scale  

Working pattern:  Full time

Contract term:  Permanent 

Location: Ashfield School, Sutton Road Kirkby-in-Ashfield Nottingham NG17 8HP

The role:

Ashfield School is rightly proud of its strong reputation for the high standards of teaching, behaviour and academic achievement. One of the largest schools in England, our ethos is to support, inspire and challenge people to give of their best in our safe, happy and ambitious learning and working environment.

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of English to join our highly successful department.   

The English Faculty is made up of 32 staff – a mix of full and part-time, support staff, those with additional responsibility, RQTs and NQTs. We are at a very exciting time in our drive to be a truly outstanding department. Our GCSE progress scores in 2019 were our best ever, and we have an excellent record of academic achievement at Post 16. Our ethos is to build success on good relationships and to strive for success for every student, no matter their starting point. We work collaboratively to provide engaging and creative schemes of learning and pride ourselves on our collective and supportive culture. We have access to the full range of computer facilities and every full-time member of staff has their own teaching classroom. 

The person:

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being are achieved. The post would equally suit a confident and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher with excellent subject knowledge, a willingness to learn and a passion for teaching. 

Why join us?

Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. This Trust has a forward thinking strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for staff. We are easily reached by public transport, and for those who drive, there is a large free staff carpark. We have some excellent facilities for staff and our students really want to learn and achieve. 

We offer:

• Competitive pay scales -our pay scales for Leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales.  

• An increasing array of employee benefits and lifestyle options.

• The ability to work flexibly 

• Career-Average pension scheme

• A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development and career 

• Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust

• A stimulating and supportive working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals

• Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and to progress your career

The closing date for applications is:   Thursday 16 January 2020 at 12pm 

The date of interviews is:  Week commencing 20 January 2020, exact date to be confirmed 

We are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

What our staff say:

The opportunities for teaching and learning that are run by Nicky are always excellent. I have always been inspired by her commitment to sharing best practice. I have also been given the opportunity to develop myself through leadership pathways and NPQML courses.

- Quote from Ashfield School's Employee Survey 2019

The team that I work with are brilliant and in general always want to do everything they can to support each and every child and each other. I think this is reflected more widely in the school with the Head who leads by example and who is approachable and appreciates when we work hard and go the extra mile. The school is generally a very caring place to work.

- Quote from Ashfield School's Employee Survey 2019

The supportive, positive ethos at Ashfield school. Teaching is a difficult and time-consuming job and added unnecessary pressures seen in other schools are not conducive to good staff morale. I like that I feel that the school is positive and supportive in allowing us to get on with our job in the best way to enable pupils to reach their potential.

- Quote from Ashfield School's Employee Survey 2019

We have smashing students here at Ashfield. Honest, Polite and will work hard for you if you work hard for them. Our Head Teacher is excellent and I trust him to do the best by me as an employee. He is fully aware of the staff who are working well and is working to establish a new culture which I welcome. I believe Ashfield will go from strength to strength. I work in a very supportive faculty where good practice is shared regularly. Behaviour both positive and negative are addressed and dealt with accordingly. It's great being part of a sociable and happy team

- Quote from Ashfield School's Employee Survey 2019

I love my school, there are so many fantastic staff and pupils and I think we are treated incredibly generously. We have more free time to plan and mark than any other teaching staff I know at other schools and we are up to date with things such as modern marking policies. Senior leadership are fair and consistent in their messages, I do not feel I'm ever asked to do something I'm not happy to do and I'm offered lots of opportunities to further myself and am supported in any issues with pupils. I'm happy to come to work every day here - it's a really friendly, well run school.

- Quote from Ashfield School's Employee Survey 2019

More about Ashfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sutton Road, Kirkby-in-ashfield, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG17 8HP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1623 455000
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