Teacher of English, Blackheath

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The Halley AcademyBlackheath

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  The Halley Academy have an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of English to join our established and successful team.  We are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic qualified teacher (holding QTS or equivalent and a relevant degree) to join our experienced English department from September 2018.  The successful candidate will have the ability to teach English across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative, efficient and committed to raising standards. They will have excellent subject knowledge and join a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for English in our students. 

Applications from teachers at any stage in their career are welcome; teachers with the ambition to train to become Lead Practitioners, NQTs, or those looking to experience a supportive environment where they can focus on teaching.

We can be flexible on the start date based on our successful candidate's current commitments;

  • June/July 2018 start - For current Student Teachers looking to secure a role for the next academic year to begin their NQT year 
  • September 2018 start - For those committed to their current school for the remainder of this academic year, looking for a new adventure next year 

Working for The Halley Academy:  We are a well-established Inner London academy, constantly growing and expanding to suit the needs of the local area that we serve, providing an education for over 1,150 students on a daily basis.  We are fortunate to have diverse and vibrant staff and student cohorts alike and we play upon the strengths of the individuals that form our successful academy.  We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together and achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.

Now a fully integrated member of Leigh Academies Trust, The Halley Academy have recently appointed a highly experienced, skillful and very well respected leader in the education sector – John Dixon – who joined us in the role of Principal from January 2018.  With the established wider leadership team and committed staff that we are fortunate to have at The Halley Academy, we are confident in our aim to bring about rapid and sustained improvements year on year and our staff workforce are pivotal to that.

Our successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A passion for English and a resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our students
  • A resilient mind-set with an open minded and determined approach to achieving success
  • High levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • Good behaviour management skills and the ability to inspire and develop students in order to raise standards both academically and personally to maximise their potential

In return, we can offer you:

  • An academy making rapid and sustained improvements year on year
  • A multicultural and diverse environment with students who are keen to learn and make rapid progress  
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and committed to each other’s professional development
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and a commitment to developing your professional practice, at whatever stage you are in your career
  • Opportunities to be creative; to share and develop new ideas to inspire our students

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Corelli Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 8EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8516 7977