Teacher of English, Cumbria

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Richard Rose Central AcademyCumbria

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,264 to £41,158 (dependant on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Richard Rose Central Academy is based in the heart of the beautiful border city of Carlisle on the edge of the Lake District. We provide high quality education to 11-18 year olds from across the City.

We are seeking to recruit a professional and talented Teacher of English on a permanent basis.

The high expectations we place on our students and staff, supported by one of the best learning environments in the county, has had a significant impact in terms of improving results. We will accept nothing but the very best from the Central Academy community and make no apologies for the demands we place on our students in terms of behaviour and commitment. Our nurturing and supportive culture ensures the best possible outcomes for all students at all levels. At Central Academy we challenge everyone, every day, to be the best they can be in everything they do.

Are you ambitious for all our young people and their life chances? Would you like to benefit from superb professional development opportunities and to work in one of the best equipped schools in the county? If so, then we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Recent validated results place us in the top 10 for progress in the county at KS4 with progress at KS5 in our A-Level provision placing us top in the county and amongst the top 4% nationally.

This is an exciting time to become part of Central Academy. We want you to be part of our professional, supportive and friendly team. Our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection shows that we are an ambitious and rapidly improving Academy. It also gives us some further insight into how we can continue to work towards our ambition of becoming an Outstanding school. The full report can be found on our website.

We are an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working practices, part time or a job share if they will benefit you and the students of the Academy.

Central Academy is part of the United Learning Group and is situated in the city centre of Carlisle, close to the Scottish Borders and the Lake District and we benefit from a £30m new build.

United Learning is a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Being part of United Learning, one of the leading school groups in the country, we offer unrivalled career development opportunities and support to ensure you achieve your ambitions. If you’d prefer flexible working, we’ll try to accommodate it; if you need to relocate for this role, we can provide financial assistance; and if you’re currently based overseas, we’ll help with your transition back to the UK. Furthermore, you could be eligible for health care cover and full or part funded CPD during your first year. United Learning has teamed up with ‘Edenred’ to provide employees with a great selection of Flexible Rewards including salary sacrifice schemes and access to hundreds of retail discounts. For more information, please visit www.unitedrewards.org.uk.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information:

If you would like to have an informal discussion or a tour of the Academy, please contact Linda Farish, Principal’s PA, on 01228 822060 or at


To Apply

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Where teaching is better shared

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Closing date: Monday 19 February 2018, Midday
Interviews: week commencing Monday 26th February 2018

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More about Richard Rose Central Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Victoria Place, Carlisle, Cunbria, CA1 1LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1228 822060