Teacher of English and KS3 Currriculum Champion, Luton

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The Chalk Hills AcademyLuton
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Start date: February 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS £23,720 - £39,406 + TLR £2,721 - Additional recruitment & retention incentive for an outstanding candidate
Contract term: Permanent


Main Scale / UPS - £23,720 - £39,406 + TLR £2721

Additional recruitment & retention incentive for an outstanding candidate

Are you an ambitious and successful KS2 / KS3 teacher?

Do you wish to pursue a career in curriculum design and development?

Do you believe in a challenging, knowledge driven curriculum?

Do you enjoy mentoring, coaching and developing teacher practice?

The Chalk Hills Academy are seeking an experienced teacher, ideally with both KS2 and KS3 experience, to support us in developing further challenge in our KS3 curriculum, building on the successful work completed over the past year. This new and exciting position will be an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in curriculum design and middle leadership. The successful candidate will be confident delivering whole school CPD, as well as running small group or 1:1 development sessions. They will be enthusiastic and passionate about producing and delivering challenging lesson content, as well as how to assess knowledge acquisition appropriately. The position will involve close liaison work with our feeder primaries regarding scheme topics, best practice, assessment and transition. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail and, alongside the Vice Principal, will quality assure KS3 curriculum documentation. They will complete regular learning walks and play a pivotal part in all academy reviews and audits, producing relevant case studies and reports. The ideal candidate would demonstrate flexibility and willingness to teach some KS3 Humanities if required. 

Key Duties:

· Be able to develop and plan for an effective and challenging KS3 curriculum

· To set high expectations of challenge for all pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.

· To assess pupils’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.

· Be an aspirational professional who is enthusiastic, influential and committed to working in pursuit of success for the academy and its learners. 

· To support the KS2 in to KS3 transition, including events, workshops and assemblies 

· Be able to share the Academy KS3 curriculum vision and see this brought in to fruition

· To be our Primary school liaison link and arrange for appropriate visits and training for staff

· Be an approachable and accurate mentor, capable of clear and concise lesson feedback

The successful candidate will:

· Have qualified teacher status and experience delivering English

· Have demonstrable commitment to inclusive teaching and learning

· Have a clear understanding of both the KS2 and KS3 curriculum

· Have an understanding of ‘Assessment without levels’ within a Secondary School setting

· Have an understanding of the knowledge based curriculum: its aims and benefits

· Be able to demonstrate the appropriate motivation to work with young people

· Use data to inform target setting and planning

Job specifics:

· Start date:  February 2019 start 

· Salary: MPS/UPS £23,720 - £39,406 + TLR £2,721

· Job Role: Full time, Permanent

Job location

More about The Chalk Hills Academy
Address: Leagrave High Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 601221