To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from a dedicated and hardworking teacher to join our English department, which is currently placed in the top 6% of schools nationally for progress within a highly successful and supportive non-selective 11-18 Academy.
We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1,390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest – an area of outstanding natural beauty – we are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.
We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy. For our experienced, loyal, highly skilled and highly effective team of staff that teach, we allow teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.
As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 we were the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position.
We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.
We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson, is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.
For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources Department on 01892 603078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
To apply, please visit http://www.beacon-academy.org/web/join-us/job-opportunities.php
Closing date: 10am on Wednesday, 20th November 2019.
NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.