Assistant Headteacher English & Literacy, Cornwall

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Fowey River AcademyCornwall

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10 –L14
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher English & Literacy

Salary: L10 –L14
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term:  Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a talented curriculum designer and thinker, who will line manage our Head of English to take Fowey River Academy to the next level.  We are an incredibly ambitious academy located in the beautiful surroundings of the Fowey Estuary in Cornwall.  We do things differently, on purpose, and aim to be the school of choice in the local area.

We are Leading Edge and we are expanding and evolving fast.  Please visit our website for further information.

Applications are welcome from English specialists and who have a deep knowledge of their subject area. We want you to show us that you understand how concepts, content and knowledge is organised and delivered; we want to know that you are up-to-date with what expert English practitioners and specialist organisations are saying about English teaching and learning and it is really important that you are passionate about sharing this with colleagues and students.

Is this post the right one for you?  It is if:

  • you are someone who can think critically about pedagogy and specialist-specific approaches
  • you are ambitious for students as well as yourself
  • you value and use research to extend your own repertoire in order to develop and coach others
  • it is your practice to use a wide range of pedagogical approaches because you can see their relevant in different contexts
  • you can articulate and justify the reasons why each might be used
  • you fully commit to the practice of Incremental Coaching

Specifically, we are interested in skilled practitioners who appreciate and understand the preconceptions and misconceptions students may have about a topic/area of study.  Successful candidates will be able to show that they not only have a clear understanding of possible barriers to learning, but that they know how to select and use appropriate strategies to overcome these, especially for students with SEND and for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fowey River Academy embraces the use of new technologies, providing 1:1 iPad devices for each child and an iPad and MacBook for each member of staff.  We would welcome applicants who are innovative in their use of IT and can develop their use as a strategy to raise standards across the curriculum.

An application form and information pack are available via our Academy website or on request by telephoning the Academy.

For further information, please contact Justine Walmsley PA to the Executive Team at Fowey River Academy:01726 833484 or email:

Please return completed application forms to Laura Sadler at The Leading Edge Academies Partnership, Boscathnoe Lane, Heamoor, Penzance, TR18 3JT

The successful candidate will be subjected to reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

Closing date for applications: Midday, 14 October 2019

Interviews: 17 October 2019
Start: January 2020

FRA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff to share this commitment

More about Fowey River Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Windmill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1HE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1726 833484
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Fowey River Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school situated in Fowey, Cornwall. There are approximately 684 students at the school, between the ages of 11-16.    

Fowey River Academy was established in 1...