Experienced Lead Practitioner for English, Birmingham

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Shenley Academy & Sixth FormBirmingham
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Start date: Required for September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Keen to challenge young people with opportunities they may not know they even exist yet? We aim to raise students’ aspirations so they begin to believe in themselves and understand that there is nothing holding them back, including where they happen to live or their family’s experience in education.

Shenley Academy is under new Leadership, and the new Headteacher will be working with the staff to drive our Ethos of Inspiring & Aspiring our students to achieve.  We know that the life chances of our students are determined by inspirational teachers like you.

How can you help to inspire our students?

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly effective Lead Practitioner who is passionate about teaching generally and English specifically.  This opportunity is open to a teacher with a proven track record of success who is an experienced Lead Practitioner. You will join our highly committed English team where you will support the Head of Faculty in stretching our most talented student to achieve the highest grades at GCSE and beyond. This is also an important role within the Academy. The post holder will be part of a team of lead practitioners supporting improvements in the already high quality of teaching across the Academy.  Training and formal accreditation is provided in-house in collaboration with SSAT.

For a full job description of the role see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions; better still, come and see us for yourself.

Our academy

A forward-thinking 11-18 academy set in a 37 acre site in Birmingham. We aim to provide the very best education to give our students the brightest possible future.

Come and join our team

 Quite aside from the opportunity to work with students whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:

• Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning programme in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership

• Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme – we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.

• A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee benefits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.

 A great place to work and live

The largest British city after London, Birmingham is also home to seven E – A C T academies.

A city of great diversity, culture, history, art and design and with HS2 in development, London will soon be just 49 minutes away.

 Part of the E-ACT Family

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 29 academies across the length and breadth of England. We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our students the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve. In return, we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational students, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance.

The role

Shenley Academy is an ambitious, over-subscribed secondary school, with high academic and behaviour expectations.  We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher, with the vision, drive and commitment to join our highly committed English Department.  We are looking for professionals with ambitions to deliver excellent classroom practice, who have high expectations of students’ attainment and behaviour and possess good organisational and communication skills.  A commitment to extra-curricular activities would be expected.

We offer a full trainee and NQT support and induction package and the successful candidate will be able to make use of the E-ACT exciting and in-depth CPD programme.

E-ACT is about improving schools. We do this through a relentless focus on building strong teaching and learning, inspiring curriculums, effective standard operating procedures and embedding a culture based on our values of thinking big, doing the right thing and showing team spirit.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd May 2019 – 9.00am

Completed applications to be sent to: Ruth.Evans@E-Act.org.uk

Interviews: Friday 24th May 2019




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Address: Shenley Lane, Birmingham, B29 4HE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 121 464 5191