English Teacher, Plymouth

Closing date:

Plymouth School of Creative ArtsPlymouth
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS £24,373-£35,971
Contract term: Permanent


1 x Teacher specialising in English (1.0 FTE, Permanent)  required as soon as possible (MPS £24,373-£35,971) closing date: noon on 24 October 2019 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 29 October 2019

1 x Teacher specialising in English (0.5 FTE, Temporary until 31 August 2020)  required as soon as possible (MPS £24,373-£35,971) closing date: noon on 24 October 2019 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 29 October 2019

Plymouth School of Creative Arts is seeking to appoint  an enthusiastic, inspiring teacher who can bring English to life and create a nurturing learning environment, within which everyone can reach their full potential. 

Join the KS3-4 English team of 5 teachers at Plymouth School of Creative Arts and you will be part of a rigorous, vibrant, supportive department.  We've recently expanded our teaching resource in English which has subsequently allowed us to collectively distribute the workload of the department.  You'll also work across an exciting and creative school, with a commitment to high quality pastoral work,  Project Based Learning and the foregrounding of the Arts and a creative curriculum at a time when these areas are under threat nationally. At PSCA we are driven by providing a holistic education to improve the outcomes of a diverse cohort of children and families.  

We have a strong team focus and believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things and see this as the key to further developing innovative teaching and learning strategies. The ideal candidate will be able to teach across the ability range for KS3 and KS4, and a real interest in research and developing teaching and learning is also important.  Applicants must have prior experience in  delivering GCSE English Language and Literature, have good knowledge of the specification, an ongoing commitment to professional development and have excellent subject knowledge.

 This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join a free school which is committed to providing innovative education fit for the 21st century.  All colleagues take on responsibility within the Department, supporting curriculum development such as reviewing and updating Schemes of Learning, supporting Initial Teacher Training and/or providing targeted support for students. The ethos of the department is to encourage the joy of the subject, promoting engagement and intrinsic motivation by leading all learning with a conceptual approach. Schemes of Learning and pedagogical strategies are continually reviewed in order that students receive the most relevant and effective classroom practice.

Our school’s purpose is all about the transformation of students’ lives and their life opportunities. We intend that our students will achieve both the academic qualifications and the ‘21st century skills’ (the knowledge, skills, work habits and character traits) they will need to be successful in today’s world. We want our students to be the best they can be; young people who are creative, confident,resilient and critical thinkers, able to contribute positively to the world in which they live. This is why our school’s purpose can be summarised in four words;  Creating Individuals, Making Futures

Working at Plymouth School of Creative Arts:  PSCA is a dynamic and exciting school to work in. The staff team are highly committed to the school and to the wider school team. Staff have exceptional relationships with students and the local community. Recent changes in the school’s leadership and ongoing improvements to the organisation make this a positive time to join the team.

hat are we looking for in you?  To be successful, you need to be a qualified teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your subject and possesses the ability to teach consistently to a high standard. Whether you are an early career teacher  or an expert teacher, we focus on what attributes you will bring to the department and most importantly what impact you will have on our students.

As a school, we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for teachers that are highly organised, enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that teaching brings.

Diversity at our core:  As a school, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Further information about our school is available on this website. We recommend you visit if at all possible, so that you can fully appreciate the distinctiveness of the school. Please ring 01752 221927 to book onto a visit.

To apply for any of these roles please visit our school website to obtain an application form: https://plymouthschoolofcreativearts.co.uk/staff-vacancies/

Completed application forms should be returned by e-mail to hr@schoolofcreativearts.co.uk by midday on Monday 24 October 2019.



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