Senior Leader of English, Liverpool

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Academy of St Francis of AssisiLiverpool

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,311 - £53,856L10-L12
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for Easter 2020. or date by agreement prior to end of academic year 

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a good School as graded by Ofsted in 2019. 

We are an 11-16 Academy with Christian Values and environmental sustainability at its heart.  Founded in 2005, it has grown to become an Academy renowned for its cultural diversity and its unique building design.  The Academy is focused upon driving standards of achievement rapidly and this makes it a dynamic and exciting place to work.  The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is committed to ensuring that every student makes the most of their potential and was awarded overall winner of ‘Most Inspirational Secondary School of the year at the prestigious Educate Awards in 2019. The Academy concentrates on providing the highest quality teaching, with bespoke CPD and career development for all staff, the best possible student support and the most appropriate and innovative curriculum.

Applications are invited for an ambitious Senior Leader of English.

As the Senior Leader of English, you will focus in the first instance on improving outcomes in English and driving the development of reading across the Academy. You will also have the opportunity to work with a committed and very positive team within the English department, and an opportunity to be part of a team developing the Whole Academy strategy for Teaching and Learning.  The immediate focus will be on achieving a rapid improvement in student achievement and progress, whilst developing a longer term plan for the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. We are looking for an ambitious leader who over time will work directly with the Senior Leadership team to influence academy wide strategy. 

The Academy benefits from its membership of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust, a unique Joint Faith Multi Academy Trust in Liverpool.  The Trust has a proven track record in developing leaders and ensuring staff reach their full potential and career aspirations through a comprehensive programme of CPD and career progression opportunities.  Leaders within the Trust benefit from access to the highest quality local and national training programmes, as well as peer to peer support and professional mentoring within the Trust. 

We are determined that the successful candidate will have:

• A passion for English teaching

• Experience of supporting change and development within a department

• Reliable evidence of very good to outstanding teaching with a focus on raising student achievement.

• A passion for making a difference for young people in the city of Liverpool

• A passion to continue to develop the curriculum to inspire, challenge and motivate all students.

• Impact on improving outcomes for a wide range of students 

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th January 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020

Further information and application packs can also be obtained by contacting our Human Resources department, by emailing hr@asfaonline or by calling 0151 261 4481 or visiting the website

 Visits to the Academy are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the Human Resources department.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

“The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a member of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust”

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

More about The Academy of St Francis of Assisi
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Gardeners Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L6 7UR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 260 7600
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