Teacher of English, Birmingham

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Greenwood AcademyBirmingham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR
Contract term: Permanent


What we need

We want someone who believes that no student should be held back by their economic background and who is passionate about literature and delivering the very best knowledge to our pupils. The successful candidate will play a leading role across the department, ensuring that teaching and learning remains the very best it can be and someone who is invested in developing their own subject knowledge and teaching pedagogy, as well as that of others.

The English Department 

The Greenwood Academy English Department believes in a knowledge rich curriculum in which, our students are exposed to the greatest literature texts possible. Our KS3 curriculum includes the study of Dickens, Shakespeare, Owen and Sassoon, and ensures all our students know the most sophisticated vocabulary and concepts possible and are prepared for the rigours of KS4. We do not believe in group work, discovery based learning or onerous differentiation tasks. We believe in didactic teaching and drill teach: quotations, terminology and definitions, so that our students can recite them by rote. 

Our school

Greenwood Academy is a vibrant, successful 11-18 Academy situated in the heart of Castle Vale.  We currently have 840 pupils on roll and are growing every year.  Having moved into our £20 million new build in September, we have world class facilities and students who are keen to learn. 

We are looking for an individual committed to being an excellent classroom practitioner - someone with a positive approach who will have the highest expectations of what students can achieve.  In return you will have the opportunity to work in an innovative and highly supportive Academy.  

As a result of being heavily oversubscribed in Years 7 and 8, we are embarking on the next wave of recruitment for the highest calibre of staff who can help us to grow our school community.

What we offer

  • A regular and bespoke induction/CPD programme 
  • No grading of lesson observations
  • A knowledge-based curriculum in which teachers are encouraged to teach without constraint 
  • Work-life-balance – slimmed-down marking, a centralised homework policy, no parents evenings and minimal reporting and data entry
  • Tight behaviour systems including SLT lead centralised detentions to allow you to focus solely on teaching
  • World class facilities and technology in the form of Google Classroom and a Chromebook for every teacher
  • Private health care through AET 
  • Substantial TLRs for the right candidate 

A visit to the school is strongly recommended to discuss your future career options. To book a visit please contact sbritland@greenwoodacademy.org

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: pension, a health cash plan and childcare vouchers.

This position is required September 2018.  Interviews will take place as and when applications are received.

Closing date: Saturday 30 June 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply, please click on the 'quick apply' button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/aetwebsite/our-teaching-school/initial-teacher-training for further details.

Job location

More about Greenwood Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Farnborough Road, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands, B35 7NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 464 6101
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About Greenwood Academy

Greenwood Academy is a vibrant, successful 11-18 Academy situated in the heart of Castle Vale.  We moved into our £20 million new build in September 2017 with world class facilities.  Coupled with this is a highly pr...