Having taken over as Principal in August 2017 I am appreciative of all the work that has been done before my arrival which will allow me to grow the College even further. My desire is that we do not become a College that is driven by OFSTED and whether we are GOOD or OUTSTANDING. I want us to be at the forefront of educational excellence because we want to provide the best educational experience possible for the children in our care. This is extremely difficult in a climate of ever increasing accountability and diminishing resources. However I sincerely believe that if we lead this community by staying true to our values then it is possible.
I have therefore spent time with staff and exploring what it is we stand for and after a school wide consultation have decided that ASPIRATION, COMMITMENT AND SUCCESS are the three key drivers that will support the development of our pupils.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach English to Newly Arrived EAL students with an English Proficiency code between A and C. The EAL department works in collaboration with all Faculties across the school with a particular focus in English. The candidate will be expected to work with the English Faculty to plan and scaffold the curriculum to ensure that EAL students can successfully access the curriculum; this may involve partnership teaching and small group consolidation.
The department consists of 3 experienced EAL/ESOL teachers (2 full time) and one experienced Humanities teacher (part-time) new to the department. In addition to the teaching staff there are 4 bi-lingual teaching assistants. The department is part of the Reflection Zone, which is made up of SEND, Behaviour Support and Social Inclusion. Further information about the college’s aims and values can be found on our website at www.crownhills.com. We expect applicants to be committed to equal opportunities, multi-cultural education and team-working.
A willingness to promote the faculty and contribute to its development is vital as is a willingness to produce a good learning environment within the classroom and college by use of displays and resources, which promote the students’ work. We expect applicants to be committed to equal opportunities, multi-cultural education and team-working. The successful applicant will be given a tutorial role but we expect all staff to help students in their wider social and personal education. Likewise, as a community college, we believe strongly that education is from cradle to grave and there will be plenty of ways that the successful applicant will be able to involve themselves in wider educational concerns. Crown Hills has a strong commitment to C.P.D. This is an excellent and supportive school in which to start a career in teaching.
We have an outstanding reputation for our inclusive work with EAL and SEND pupils. However one of our key areas of development is nurturing and growing our high prior attainers, both academically and culturally.
We are looking for somebody who is innovative, willing to take risks and looking to create educational excellence by delivering quality first teaching in the classroom on a daily basis and also supporting this key group of learners.
That process has already started and we have removed lesson observations from the appraisal process and linked it to professional development. Currently staff are entitled to ‘visits’ and entitled to a professional dialogue to improve their practice. That is a risk we have taken but it is aimed at creating a learning community where teachers can teach and learners can learn without fear.
We want to build a learning community that is built on trust and continuous professional development. If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and want to support the leadership of excellence by improving pupil outcomes, then we would love to hear from you.
Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form available on our website: www.crownhills.com, please include e-mail addresses of all referees, and e-mail it together with a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to this post to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Friday 19th October 2018.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 31st October 2018.
Should you wish to visit the College please contact my PA Jo Amey by email email@example.com
I look forward to meeting you and receiving your application.
Mr F Adam