Lead Practitioner - English, Lancashire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Accrington AcademyLancashire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020 (or sooner if available)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Practitioner-English

Accrington Academy is seeking to appoint a Lead Practitioner in English. This new role is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional and outstanding teacher who is passionately committed to developing the quality of teaching and learning in English across the curriculum at KS3-KS5.

Accrington Academy is a popular, successful and oversubscribed school. Due to the popularity of this subject at all Key Stages and the continued outstanding post 16 results we are now looking to grow the department and welcome applications for this exciting opportunity.

The successful candidate must be able to drive continued improvements and set high expectations for students at all Key Stages.  You will have the ability to inspire staff and students alike and effectively help lead this core faculty. The Senior Leadership Team works closely and collaboratively with all Faculties to ensure that teaching and learning is consistently innovative and inspiring to all students.  The candidate will have a proven track record of excellence within an English faculty classroom.

Accrington Academy offers a stimulating, diverse and creative English curriculum and is committed to ensuring that the needs of all our students are met. Alongside students developing skills in the basics of functional English, students also have the opportunity to combine academic rigor with their love and enjoyment of the subject.

Accrington Academy is part of United Learning, a successful national group of independent schools and academies which share a mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ and improve the life chances of the children and young people in their care.  Our school has a strong local reputation and has been oversubscribed for several years. We are a successful school, with expanding 11-18 provision, and the majority of students spend their entire journey with us.

As a school we encourage our staff to work creatively; we believe our success is from a willingness to take risks and look at things from a very innovative angle.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and influential Teacher of English to teach across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

As part of the United Learning chain of Academies, you will have access to strong and tailored leadership development and unrivalled career development opportunities and support to ensure you achieve your ambitions.

This is the perfect opportunity to work in an innovative and creative department and school. If you would like to see more, then please contact us and we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit.

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United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS (previously CRB) check is required for all successful applicants.

Start date: January 2020 (or sooner if available)

Closing date: 17th October 2019

Shortlisting:  18th October 2019

Interviews: w/c 28th October 2019

More about Accrington Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Queens Road West, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4FF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 304300
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We are a popular, vibrant and successful 11-18, non-selective school. Our motto as part of the UL family of academies is “The Best in Everyone”.

In March 2015 OFSTED identified that we were a ‘good’ school. The cornerstone of o...