Head of English, Southwark

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University Academy of Engineering South BankSouthwark

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Start date: January 2020 or April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,608 - £53,590 - depending on experience plus pension and benefit scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to appoint an ambitious and driven professional to join our excellent staff team as Head of English. This is an exciting opportunity allowing you to be at the heart of shaping the future success of the school. 

We are looking to appoint someone who:

· has a passion for teaching and outcomes, and the impact this can have on the lives of young people.

· has a range of high quality teaching skills and a commitment to continually strive to improve and develop these skills.

· is engaged in current issues, ideas and research around secondary education.

· is able to set out and lead on a coherent educational vision for their subject within the school.

· wants to engage students in enriching learning experiences beyond the subject taught.

We offer:

· excellent professional development opportunities through our professional learning community

· excellent resources and facilities across our newly built school

· a support structure designed to enable you to concentrate on teaching great lessons. 

University Academy of Engineering South Bank is a rapidly growing, mixed 11 - 18 school located in the heart of London. The school opened in September 2014 and is sponsored by London South Bank University. The school is part of the South Bank Academies Trust.

Our school is a safe haven where every child enjoys their own journey of discovery, creativity and imagination and develops a love for their learning. The students leave our school not just with qualifications showing their academic success, but also with the capacity to think clearly and deeply, a desire to act with integrity and to show kindness and empathy to others, and with the character and experience they need to thrive in the world.

We have high standards of behaviour and students feel safe and secure. Our teachers build strong relationships with every individual student, they nurture their personal growth and through carefully designed experiences support them to become confident, ambitious and socially responsible young men and women. 

We have thought hard about what we need to teach and how we need to teach it. Through our curriculum students explore a rich body of knowledge across a broad range of subjects. We supplement this with an extensive enrichment curriculum of contextualised projects, educational visits, lectures, community work and a range of additional clubs and societies.

The importance of developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills in schools has been well documented in the media over recent years but here at UAE we feel passionately that the confidence and creative mind-set that the Arts engender in our students is equally crucial to their development. To this end, we are proud to be a STEAM school where cutting edge technology, an exciting Arts curriculum and strong teaching all help our students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to enable them to fulfill their ambitions and make their mark on the world.

Our students are given significant opportunities to make decisions about their learning in lessons and in the enrichment activities they participate in. We know how important it is for students to take ownership of their education as it increases their engagement in it. Our commitment to this is implicit in our statement that in our school you ‘Create your future’. We are sponsored by London South Bank University (LSBU) and this partnership provides our students with an extensive range of activities and support throughout their time at our school. 

As a teacher at UAE you will become part of our Professional Learning Community. Through this you will take ownership of your own professional development and benefit from collaboration with your colleagues across the school.

Please note, closing date is midday on Tuesday 15th October 2019.  We are unable to accept any applications received after this time due to shortlisting.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 17th October 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on Wednesday 15th October 2019.

Please see our applicant information pack for further information.

We look forward to your application.

More about University Academy of Engineering South Bank
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Trafalgar Street, Camberwell, London, SE17 2TP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7277 3000
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The University Academy of Engineering (UAE) is a happy school with high standards of behaviour where students feel safe and secure. Our teachers build strong relationships with every individual student, they nurture their personal growth and through ...