Assistant Director of Humanities, Walsall

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West Walsall E-Act AcademyWalsall

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2E (£6,515)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Director of Humanities - (Ability to teach Geography) 

Full Time and Permanent  MPS/UPS + TLR2E (£6,515)  

Keen to challenge young people with opportunities they may not know they even exist yet? We aim to raise pupils’ aspirations so they begin to believe in themselves and understand that there is nothing holding them back, including where they happen to live or their family’s experience in education.  

At West Walsall E-ACT Academy, we know that the life chances of our pupils are determined by inspirational graduate teachers like you. 

How can you help to inspire our pupils 

We’re searching for an Assistant Director of Humanities - (Ability to teach Geography) who will inspire our students in the classroom by delivering innovative curricula and by giving them the confidence of to think big for themselves as they progress through our academy. 

For a full job description of the role see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions; better still, come and see us for yourself. 

Our academy 

An 11-18 academy in Walsall resolutely focussed on improving the life chances of all our students and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Ofsted good rated, recognised for helping students to progress from often low starting points. 

A great place to work and live 

Located just eight miles from Birmingham and six miles from Wolverhampton, Walsall is home to two E-ACT academies in Reedswood E-ACT Academy and West Walsall E-ACT Academy. 

Part of the E-ACT Family 

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 25 academies across the length and breadth of England. 

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our students the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve. In return, we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational students, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance. 

The role 

We are now looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Humanities - (Ability to teach Geography). You’ll be responsible for planning and delivering high quality lessons and achieving excellent results for your students across Geography, instilling in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn.  

We are looking for someone who will inspire and enthuse our students, delivering an outstanding and enriched curriculum.  

Potential is just as important as experience for this post. All Middle Leaders have the option to undertake a NPQML qualification or are supported to apply for the prestigious Teaching Leaders Fellows leadership development programme. 

The ideal candidate will: 

  • be a well-qualified teacher with a record of delivering great lessons
  • have evidence of supporting students to make rapid and sustained progress
  • have an excellent record of forging positive relationships with students to encourage great learning
  • have a resilient character and a strong personal drive
  • understand the difference that a great education can make to pupils especially to those from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • a great education can make to pupils especially to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  

How to apply The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st May 2018 at 12pm. 

Interviews taking place on 24th May 2018 

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references. 

 E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.



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More about West Walsall E-Act Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Primley Avenue, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 9UA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1922 720741
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West Walsall E-ACT Academy is a mixed, mainstream, state secondary school in Walsall. It caters to students aged 11-18 and has approximately 622 pupils enrolled. The school boasts enviable sports facilities such as a football and athletics field, eig...