Associate Teacher (Y7), Coventry

Closing date:

Whitley AcademyCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Unqualified Teachers Pay Range 1-6
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

Associate Teacher (Y7)

When staff, students and families walk through our gates and onto our site, they belong to the Whitley Academy Community. In this community, we build meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Our classrooms, corridors and the school environment are safe spaces where nobody is judged and everyone is valued. In our community, we are proud of our school and committed to supporting all staff and students to “be the best you can be”.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated Associate Teacher (Y7) to join our growing team of staff in KS3 from September 2019 to supervise lessons and lead learning during any short-term absences of teaching staff in our pioneering Opening Minds team.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate good classroom management and ensure that students complete the work set by teaching staff to a high standard. The post will also entail some in-class support during lessons, working with small-groups or creating/producing resources, when the demand for covering lessons is lower.   The post holder would also be expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school, through enrichment or running a club. 

This role would be ideal for a good honours graduate considering a career in teaching and/or planning to seek a place on an ITT/PGCE course in September 2020. 

Historically a number of Associate Teachers at Whitley Academy who started out in Opening Minds have taken up such positions through our RSA Teaching School Alliance provision (2016/2017/2018), hence the reason for the vacancy. 

Previous experience of working with young people would be advantageous but is not essential. Excellent communication skills and an ability to develop a positive rapport with students and teaching staff are important.

You must be:

  • Actively considering teaching as a career,
  • Qualified to degree level,
  • Excited about contributing to the development of Teaching & Learning in the Opening Minds team,
  • Committed to making a difference to the lives of pupils,
  • Resilient with a strong personal drive,
  • Someone who will have high expectations of both students and their colleagues,
  • Values driven, and
  • Someone who can forge positive relationships with students to encourage great learning in the classroom. 

We will offer you;

  • A positive and innovative learning culture, where wellbeing and workload are effectively managed,
  • A dedicated, highly skilled and committed staff, upholding high expectations of and aspirations for all of our students,
  • A strong sense of community and a warm, welcoming workplace,
  • Access to the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance, which offers high quality training and leadership experiences for all staff, to ensure that everyone is enabled to develop, grow and collaborate,
  • PiXL network access, developing new ideas and strategies to impact on student learning and
  • A number of additional benefits including a fantastic internal CPD programme built into directed time - fostering excellence in teaching and learning, and a vibrant modern building and facilities in a beautiful location, beside a nature reserve within easy reach of the M40/M6 corridor.

This post is Temporary for one year in the first instance and supported in year two with an ITT placement (on sucessful application).

We are committed to ensuring that every member of our school community is enabled to ‘be the best they can be’.

Informal visits are warmly welcomed.  To find out more about our school please visit our website at www.whitleyacademy.com . We hope that after considering all the information provided, you will decide to make an application.  A reminder that the closing date is 11th October 2019. 

Candidates who submit an application before the closing date may be invited for interview sooner. Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well for your future career. 

Completed applications should be returned to: vacancies@whitleyacademy.com  

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Employment at the Academy will be subject to receipt of satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 7630 2580
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