KS3 Leader for English, Sheffield

Closing date:Expiring soon

Parkwood E- ACT AcademySheffield

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR2a plus initial payment of £5000 upon appointment
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

At Parkwood E-ACT Academy, we know that the life chances of our pupils are determined by inspirational teachers like you.

How you can help to inspire our pupils

We need to appoint an exceptional English Teacher with the responsibility for KS3 Leader for English. The successful candidate will be an experienced classroom teacher, with good understanding of the changes to English GCSE qualifications, in particular the requirements of the new AQA GCSE specification for English Language and Literature. They will also be keen to develop and lead new curriculum specifications in KS3.  You will receive an initial payment of £5000 upon appointment for this post. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and ensure delivery of high quality teaching and learning for which the teacher is accountable.

• Work closely with the Director of English in planning, monitoring and delivery of the KS3 curriculum and the progress of students.

• Lead Accelerated Reader, ensuring engagement and participation from both staff and students, monitoring participation, progress and classroom practice. 

• Co-ordinate Catch –Up programme in line with AIP, identifying cohort, arranging intervention and monitoring progress, reporting to BD.

• Attend and contribute to KS3 RAP meetings.

• Feedback to Director on a fortnightly basis (during line management meetings) about the progress and interventions in KS3, including Accelerated Reader, Ruth Miskin and Catch up programme. 

• Observations, work and marking scrutinise and support of colleagues teaching KS3 classes.

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

We are seeking a KS3 Leader for English who

• Believes in young people.

• Has a passion for English teaching and a commitment to raising the progress and attainment of students of all abilities through outstanding classroom practice.

• Is an excellent classroom practitioner with a passion for improving their own practice;

• Will actively support the vision and core values of the Academy.

• Will bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards at Parkwood Academy.

• Work closely with the Director of English in planning, monitoring and delivery of the KS3 curriculum and progress of students. 

• Lead the Accelerated Reader programme, ensuring engagement and participation from both staff and students, monitoring participation, progress and classroom practice. 

• Co-ordinate and lead the Catch-Up programme to identify and support meaningful intervention for targeted students.

• Feedback to Director on a fortnightly basis about the progress and interventions in KS3 including Accelerated Reader, Ruth Miskin and Catch up programme. 

Our academy

Parkwood E-ACT Academy,  a forward-thinking, ambitious 11-16 secondary academy in Sheffield. We support and challenge our students to achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

Come join our team

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

• one that takes great pride in providing ‘a culture that places the individual child at its heart’ and a ‘school community that works together to secure improvement.’ We want every child and staff member to stand out from the crowd and feel proud and as part of our exciting journey towards achieving world-class status

• in a state of the art new building built in April 2012, we are privileged enough to work in an academy which offers both a modern and practical learning environment, along with locally unrivalled, inspiring surroundings for both staff and students alike.

• a “high energy” and rewarding place to work and our staff make daily positive impact upon our learners. We have a strong belief that if students enjoy learning and are equipped with the tools to succeed, then they will achieve at the highest level.

• Ofsted good rated in both 2014 and 2018, Parkwood students are noted as making strong progress from their starting points despite joining the academy typically below the national average for attainment. Furthermore, disadvantaged students and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are making swift progress.

• 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 live and work

The steel City is England’s third largest English district by population, but it is also one of the country’s greenest cities. Home to two E-ACT academies in Parkwood E-ACT Academy and the E-ACT Pathways Academy, Sheffield offers modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park.

Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 15,400 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 26 academies across the length and breadth of England.

Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy and extend to people and their communities across the country.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.

In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements. Find out more at www.e-act.org.uk

How to apply

• The closing date for this post is 12 noon Sunday 24 February at midnight 

• Interviews are planned for Wednesday 27 February 2019 

• Please send completed application forms to:  rachel.larden@e-act.org.uk 

Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities forms.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community

Job location

More about Parkwood E- ACT Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Longley Avenue West, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 8UL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 231 0221
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Parkwood Academy will:

  • Strive for high educational standards
  • Nurture greater integration and community cohesion
  • Reflect a culturally inclusive ethos
  • Actively seek to collaborate and establish partnerships with organisations that will contrib...