Teacher of English, Castleford

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Castleford AcademyCastleford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS - UPS (potential TLR2a for exceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Castleford Academy is an 11-19 over subscribed, successful mixed comprehensive of over 1,300 pupils offering a broad and balanced curriculum. We are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The Academy was inspected in September 2014 and was judged ‘Good.’

Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality teachers, supporting them to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development.

Are you a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Teacher of English seeking to move towards the next stage of your career development?  An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Teacher of English to join our experienced and high performing team of English practitioners.  You will be based within a strong and successful department who achieve outstanding results, and for an exceptional candidate, the position will potentially include a responsibility allowance to lead on ‘Engagement’ in the English department.

In 2017-18, 70% of pupils achieved at least a grade 4 in English, with the progress that pupils made above national averages.

The successful candidate will be:

• Able to have a positive impact on the progress of both the pupils that are directly taught by you and those taught by the department;

• Motivated towards personal career development;

• Able to inspire pupils of all abilities to have high aspirations and achieve their potential at KS3 and KS4;

• Able to generate ideas and drive initiatives;

• Able to support the subject leader by contributing to the strategic development of the department;

• Able to work independently and meet deadlines;

• Able to share your practice in a constructive and collaborative way;

• Able to implement intervention strategies so that no pupil is left behind.

You will have:

• A proven track record of success at KS3 and KS4;

• A passion for English;

• A desire to progress and develop both individually and as part of a team;

• A desire to be the best you can be - to always improve and do things      better;

• High expectations for all pupils;

• An ability to build positive relationships with pupils, parents and governors;

• An ability to deliver consistently good and outstanding lessons;

• A commitment to Castleford Academy’s vision and values.

This post would be suitable for an outstanding NQT seeking an excellent starting ground within a highly supportive environment, or an established teacher seeking to further develop their career within an existing highly successful team. 

Castleford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.

If you are interested in this role now or in the future, or seek information on the school, the role or ‘how to apply’ then please visit www.castlefordacademy.com or contact Ellis Betteridge, HR Administrator on 01977 605075.  Application forms can be downloaded from our website.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 12 noon, interview event to be held on Thursday 23rd May 2019..

Completed applications should be addressed to Mr George Panayiotou, Headteacher at the school address or via email to recruitment@castlefordacademy.com



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 4JQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1977 605060
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