Teacher of English (NQTs welcome), Sheffield

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Firth Park AcademySheffield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Firth Park Academy is proud to be featured on CBBC’s series Our School 3, which highlights the successful transition students make into Year 7 at our school and shows the positive characteristics of our wonderful, exciting community. Our school is:

  • Rated a ‘Good’ school in every area by Ofsted (June 2015)
  • Proud to have exceeded the National and Sheffield average for Progress 8 achievement
  • Winners of more Sheffield Children’s University Awards for extra-curricular learning than any other school in our city
  • A richly diverse community with students speaking more than 30 home languages
  • A leading school in our trust – Academies Enterprise Trust – the largest trust in the UK with more career development opportunities than any other

We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to:

  • An outstanding ‘Teaching school standard’ professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career
  • A ‘3 in 3 years’ leadership development programme for all interested high-quality staff. This promises staff a TLR responsibility, bursary support toward Masters degree completion if required, and mini-secondment at a partner AET Academy to grow our future leaders
  • A staff social and sporting committee who promote regular opportunities for well-being and team building

We are looking for a Teacher of English who really cares about helping our students succeed. You will be joining a department who:

  • Put students first - We create differentiated resources that are engaging and student-centred; our innovative lessons inspire our learners to achieve.  Our consistently high standards of delivery drive improvements and raise aspirations across both key stages
  • Supports CPD and career development – We support and challenge each other’s teaching through frequent CPD, team meetings, peer observations and coaching and mentoring for all new staff
  • Enjoy trust wide benefits – We benefit from regular collaboration with experts from our academy trust to ensure we stay ‘ahead of the game’
  • Value team spirit and positive working relationships – We support each other through team-teaching and collaborative planning, fostering a positive working environment.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • Is passionate about English and has a creative and flexible approach to teaching both Literature and Language at KS3 and KS4
  • Has a sense of team and is willing to contribute positively to an enthusiastic and forward-thinking department
  • Will support, challenge and engage a diverse cohort of students, enriching their learning experience, maximising their potential and raising attainment

Come and visit us to meet the team of students and staff who are making Firth Park Academy one of the best schools in our city:

  • Email our Director of Learning to arrange a learning walk during the school day or a chance to meet
  • Apply for our role and see us on interview day.

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn.

Check out the ‘career opportunity’ section on our website (Hyperlink to FPA website) to find out more.

Visits to our Academy are welcome and these can be arranged by contacting Clare Lloyd Director of Learning, on c.lloyd@firthpark.sheffield.sch.uk

The position is due to commence in September 2018, with interviews to be 25 May 2018

Closing date: 23 May 2018.

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.

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 enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Further details can be found on our careers page.

AET are currently recruiting for School Direct Placements, please visit our website http://aetnationalteachingschoolalliance.org/ for further details.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Fircroft Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 0SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 2576238
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Thank you for taking the time to consider joining the talented staff team here at Firth Park Academy. As Principal I love to see students succeed, so to be in a job devoted to helping every student achieve the best they can in learning and life is a ...