English Teacher, Walthamstow, East London

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Big Creative Training LtdWalthamstow, East London

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Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £32000 - £35000
Contract term: Permanent

Big Creative Training is a well-established and expanding creative industry training provider with a long track record of delivering positive outcomes for learners. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences.

We have more than 300 young people per year going through our vocational training programmes including apprenticeships and they all take qualifications in maths and English. We have great industry links and work with over 100 creative sector employers and SMEs

We are looking for an outstanding English teacher to join our team based in Walthamstow, East London. The successful candidate will have maths and English at GCSE grade “C” or above, and will be educated to degree level in a relevant area with evidence of outstanding practice in a similar setting.

Key tasks

  • The ability to work in a way that promotes the wellbeing of children, young people and adults
  • Outstanding approach to curriculum delivery using varied, trusted and emerging methods of learning in English, including the ability to contextualise the English to the learners’ vocational course 
  • Plan and deliver exciting lessons that support learner retention, achievement and progression
  • Model and encourage the highest standards from team and learners
  • Track progress of learners and initiate support plans
  • Contribute to learner one to one tutorials and individual learning plans
  • Attend team meetings with colleagues using KPI data to track learner progress
  • Work with parents and carers to support students and attend interview and parent’s evenings
  • Ensure feedback and marking is completed in accordance of the department guidelines and supports learner progression
  • Demonstrate experience of teaching English GCSE and functional skills in post-16 and adult learning environments with proven results at national benchmark or above
  • The ability to use ICT confidently and effectively within the classroom setting and to be able to use software required for MIS 
  • Prepare learners for exams, administer qualifications and exams
  • To support the programme manager with the daily operations of the adult learning contract, this includes but is not limited to:
    o performing administrative duties
    o promoting and marketing the adult learning provision
    o working in line with the contract guidelines
    o supporting learners access training opportunities
  • To conduct enrolment and assessment sessions for all adult learners
  • To conduct thorough audit checks on all learner paperwork and ensure this adheres to the contract guidelines
  • Undertake project administrative duties and liaise with internal staff to ensure completion of learner enrolment.
  • Track and report on key performance indicators using data to drive improvement

Desired qualities

  • Experience of the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE curriculum
  • Experience of working in the creative industries using an entrepreneurial approach (not essential)
  • Extremely organised and able to manage own work load effectively and flexibly
  • Highly motivated and driven to succeed in a competitive and rewarding environment
  • Outstanding teaching and communication skills and experience of good or outstanding Ofsted inspection
  • Positive, solution focused and proactive when managing and responding to data 
  • Assertive and self-confident in management of the learning environment
  • Kind, empathic and supportive but challenging when needed
  • Committed and willing to “go the extra mile” to meet targets
  • Ambitious – will not settle for less than outstanding standards of work and behaviour

Benefits of working for BCT

  • Company pension scheme and healthcare cashback scheme
  • Supportive, caring and developmental environment with a creative and innovative approach
  • Be part of a successful and expanding organisation

Salary and days of work

  • This is a full time position of 35 hours a week including some possible evening and Saturday teaching work depending on learner demand
  • Salary is £35000 for a fully qualified teacher and £32000 for unqualified
  • Start date as soon as possible. 8 weeks holiday inc bank holidays (taken in college holiday periods)
  • We would prefer to appoint FT but will accept applications from candidates who wish to work part time

How to Apply

For an informal conversation about the role please call Zainab Mahamed on 020 3873 5800.
If you wish to apply you must complete the application form by clicking on the 'Apply' button below by 12 December.

To find out more about BCT and our approach to education please see www.bigcreative.education

Big Creative Training was rated “good” by Ofsted in April 2017. You can read the full report here

“Leaders and staff successfully ignite young people’s enthusiasm for learning” (Ofsted)

More about Big Creative Training Ltd
Address: Uplands House, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17 5FR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3873 5800