Lead Practitioner – English, Northamptonshire

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Northampton AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive + 10k TLR
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a bright, tenacious and ambitious individual to join our Teaching and Learning Team from April 2019.  The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of English and have a strong desire to assist other teachers in the classroom.  There will also be an opportunity to lead within the Teaching and Learning team and play a major role in improving teaching across the Academy.

This post is significant and the successful candidate will have the opportunity of a secondment to the SLT as well as a reduced teaching timetable to support the leadership aspect of this role.

Northampton Academy is a transformational comprehensive and non-selective school of approximately 1450 students, serving a diverse community. We were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in February 2016.  Our values, which underpin every decision we take, are RESPECT, DETERMINATION and AMBITION.  We have a comprehensive student character-building programme, which has been nationally recognised through the Character Kitemark.

The successful candidate will fully embrace our values of Respect, Determination and Ambition, and will have a working knowledge of how these will apply within a Secondary Academy context and within the role itself.

The leadership of the Academy is completely determined to create an environment in which teachers can get on with their core role: delivering excellent lessons.  To this end, the student behaviour system is clear and simple and easy to administer in lessons.  If action is needed beyond these simple steps, the pastoral and senior teams take all the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf.  Teachers at the Academy speak of this as one of the major benefits of working here.  In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals through:

  • No unannounced observations
  • No lesson grading
  • 3 extra INSET days per year for joint team planning
  • A feedback and recognition policy that lets teachers decide the best feedback mechanism for their own classes, rather than having this prescribed centrally

Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

Northampton Academy is committed to equal opportunities and to the protection and safety of all students and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

To Apply

Closing date: Monday 10th December 2018

Please apply online by clicking on the following link https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1459442?cid=1567

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United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 210017
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Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged 'Good' in all areas in January 2013. Since we opened as an academy, results have increased dramatically, a testimony to the sheer hard work and determination demonstrated by students and...