Lead Teacher or Associate Director of English, Nottinghamshire

Closing date:

Spencer Academies TrustNottinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 5 point range between Leadership 1-9
Contract term: Permanent

Lead Teacher or Associate Director of English

 5 point range between Leadership 1-9

To start January 2020

Are you passionate about raising standards in your subject area?

Want early promotion to leadership but don’t want to leave your subject area behind?

Do you want to support your colleagues in providing an outstanding education for our students?

Keen to work with a leading high-performing, and professional Academy Trust?

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Lead Teacher/Associate Director of English, to work within the Education Improvement Team, deployed directly into academies, taking responsibility for the quality of individual subject provision and delivery, curriculum teaching and assessment. You will be a proven outstanding teacher who is passionate about their subject – experience as a Head of Faculty or Subject is not essential.  

Working alongside our team of experienced Trust Subject Directors, you will be deployed in 2/3 Academies either in Derby/Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Nottingham City/Shire during the academic year, playing a crucial part in raising standards and outcomes through the delivery of your excellent practice. In addition you will support your colleagues through leading by example, coaching and CPD. There may be an opportunity to progress to the future role of Trust Subject Director.

You will be an outstanding and inspirational teacher, with a track record of excellent results and will have the potential to embed good practice and build capacity. We require a colleague who is committed to high standards of learning and student progress, who can help our students to reach their potential. You will enjoy access and support from our family of schools, professional learning from our high performing Teaching School and also innovation and evidence informed practice from our Research Schools.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 19 schools (8 Secondary and 11 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire. 


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:  

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff and have demonstrable evidence of driving teaching and learning outcomes in the Secondary phase.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Lisa Clark on lisaclark@satrust.com or call 08455 651870 

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies 

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications:  8am Monday 14th October 2019

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training. 

More about Spencer Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7EW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 917 0100