Faculty Leader - English, Essex

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Helena SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £48,808 - £53,856(Leadership Scale - Point L8-L12)
Contract term: Permanent


Faculty Leader, English

Pay Range: Leadership Scale 

Salary from £48,808-£53,856 (Point 8-12) 

Start date 1st September 2020

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Faculty Leader to join our team. You will be a highly skilled and enthusiastic teacher, with the potential to move into a Senior Leadership role in the future, who can take initiative and motivate others.

The Faculty Leader role is part of a wider leadership structure that will move the school forward. Faculty Leaders are part of our extended whole school leadership team working on faculty and whole school initiatives.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our school community. It is an unprecedented opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our young students and work with us on our journey to success supported by The Sigma Trust, a large and local trust of schools. If you are a dynamic qualified teacher, who is looking for a new challenge and would like to work in an exciting, supportive and collaborative environment, and you feel that you have the enthusiasm and commitment required to join our school, we look forward to receiving your application.

We're looking for you if you have:

• Qualified Teacher Status

• Ability to teach lessons that challenge, motivate and inspire all students.

• A passion for teaching and making a real difference to young people

•  Commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

If you are a dynamic teacher with experience, who would like to work in a supportive and collaborative environment and you feel that you have the enthusiasm and commitment required to join our school, please apply.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outlines and Role Specifications).

St Helena School has a research-informed CPD training programme that allows our staff to flourish and in addition a bespoke programme for NQTs.  Our St Helena School Research Internships give colleagues the opportunity to research a school priority and to work with students and staff to further improve outcomes.  Our staff access the full suite of NPQ leadership courses and qualifications at the appropriate stage in their careers.  Weekly Teaching and Learning briefings and our half-termly Teaching and Learning Community breakfasts make sure that we’re always talking about what matters most!

In addition to internal CPD at St Helena, staff have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Sigma Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships.  Excellent support is provided by the Sigma Trust through Strategic Leads in each Faculty. 

Opportunities are available to teach at Key Stage 5 at a partner school.  Our annual Sigma INSET day is an opportunity to hear from national speakers and share great practice across our family of schools.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School? 

We can offer you:

• A Competitive Salary

• Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish 

• Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

• Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, and Cycle to Work Scheme

Additional Information:

For additional information about our school, please visit The Sigma Trust website https://www.sigmatrust.org.uk/our-academies/st-helena-school/

Please note that CVs cannot be accepted, you need to complete the attached Sigma Trust Application form.

To Apply:

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk quoting reference 305. Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing Date:  Midnight, Thursday 27th February 2020

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 2nd March 2020.

Interviewing will take place on Wednesday 11th March 2020

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. 

More about St Helena School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1206 572253
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My name is Fiona Pierson and I am privileged to be the Headteacher of St Helena School, On behalf of the staff and the Trust I would like to thank you for your interest in our school.

My team and I are united in our belief that education matters and ...