Head of English and Creative Writing, Tower Hamlets

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East London Arts & Music Academy (ELAM)Tower Hamlets

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £38,500 - £47,500
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Please click here to apply. Applications through TES website are not likely to be reviewed.

We are hosting a recruitment evening at ELAM on Thursday 13th of February starting at 5pm for anyone who is interested in finding out more about ELAM or the position below. For more information or to express an interest in coming along please email mnelson@elam.co.uk

ELAM is a world-class 16-19 Academy which opened in September 2014. ELAM offers young people everything that they will need to lead successful lives within the music, games design and film and television sectors.

Our vision is to better the creative industries of tomorrow. We believe this can be achieved by increasing the access routes into those industries for talented young people. The creative industries in the UK continue to do well and are currently worth £92 Billion to the economy, while growing at more than double the speed of the wider economy. However, unlike many other industries, it is not always clear how to get into these jobs and therefore there is often lack of diversity within these sectors. Increasing the access routes to everyone will therefore increase the quality of talent and the continued growth of the sector long term.

ELAM seeks to achieve this by providing industry standard courses for our trainees in Music, Games Design and Film and Television. We have partnered with sector leading organisations including YouTube, Universal Music and Creative Assembly to devise a curriculum that will develop the future leaders of these sectors by meeting the relevant knowledge, skills and cultural demands. In addition, all trainees at ELAM undertake a study of Maths and English as we identified the skills provided by these subjects, such as written and oral communication, problem solving, data analysis and research are the key traits of the current leaders of these fields. 

We had our first full Ofsted inspection in May 2017 and received a grading of Outstanding in every category and while this is a huge achievement and something that we are immensely proud of, we are also still a long way from meeting our vision. There is still a lot of work to do and as a school we are restless in the pursuit of achieving this.

Please do read the attached application pack as it will give you a good summary of the role and what life at ELAM is like.



More about East London Arts & Music Academy (ELAM)
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Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Maltings Close, Bromley by Bow, London, E3 3TA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 515 2159
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