Do you want to be part of a family team who are committed to working together to deliver opportunities for all in a rural setting that genuinely cherishes individuality and celebrates creativity?
The Charles Read Academy is in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire and it serves the villages between Stamford, Bourne and Grantham. In 2016, we were ranked one of the most improved secondary schools in the country in the performance tables and were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in January 2017.
We have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We encourage all students to embody our values of confidence, resilience, ambition, courage, respect and aspiration. We are intent on developing a love of learning amongst our students, offering them a broad and balanced curriculum, enhanced by a range of enrichment activities designed to support their personal growth. We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning.
We are ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We are very proud of our community and believe we offer something genuinely different and exciting for those who join us. Our rural setting allows us the privilege of working in a stimulating and dynamic school that, combined with our co-educational ethos and smaller size, engenders a culture that genuinely cherishes individuality, aims to instil creativity and independence and celebrates open-minded thinking. Underpinned by our values of Confidence, Resilience, Ambition, Courage, and Aspiration we are student focused and we believe that there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement. We have high expectations of our students and staff, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them all.
We require, for September 2021 start, an enthusiastic and highly committed person who will be an excellent teacher of Humanities. Whilst the initial role is in Charles Read Academy there is scope to progress to different schools allowing staff opportunities for Post-16 teaching, leadership positions and the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as a Subject Lead where desired. There is also the possibility of a whole school role for the right candidate.
The Successful Candidate
Have the capacity to generate energy and enthusiasm for learning;
Plan and deliver outstanding lessons that engage and motive students
Be able to raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring our students;
Be a reflective and resilient practitioner;
Work well as part of a team;
Have a commitment to inclusion;
Help foster a culture of high expectations and achievement within the department;
Have a commitment to the school’s ethos and vision
Be able to establish strong relationships with students and staff
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Model professional standards across all areas of work
Embrace the co-curricula and extra curricula aspects of the academy
Have a ‘can-do’ attitude; be highly organised
Have the ability to work under pressure
Our schools work as a team and achieve great things through these partnerships. Our subject specialists, our trust-wide intranet, a common curriculum and our online learning resources all help us share knowledge and expertise simplifying work processes allowing staff to focus on high quality teaching.
We value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. The leadership of the Academy is determined to create an environment where teachers can carry out their core role of delivering excellent lessons. We have a clear and simple behaviour policy that is easy to administer. If action is needed beyond the basic classroom routines the pastoral and senior teams take the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf.
About this Role
To provide highly effective teaching of Humanities with a main specialism of Geography and Travel and Tourism to include additional humanities teaching, contributing to the ongoing development of the Faculty.
The Humanities faculty consists of Geography, Travel and Tourism, History, RE, PSHCE, and MFL (French). We are looking to offer Health & Social Care and Business Studies at GCSE in the future
Continuing Professional Development and Support
We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Charles Read offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers for staff at different stages in their career. We are responsive to staff needs supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching.
Being part of the David Ross Education Trust enables us to collaborate with a range of staff from across the trust both Primary and Secondary as well as accessing CPD from HMIs and Ofsted trained staff. We are always keen in developing all our staff in which ever career direction they wish to go.
Ours is a warm and compassionate community where students explore their creativity and discover their passions working alongside staff who are committed to enriching the lives of their students. We really believe that we are starting to do something really special for our students.
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
To complete our application form, apply on our website Please note we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.
Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.
Charles Read Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
Charles Read Academy
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years
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