Teacher of English / Film Studies, East Sussex

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Eastbourne AcademyEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: 01.09.2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Professional Spine £23,720 - £39,406
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English / Film Studies  for September 2019

Salary range: Main/Upper Professional Spine £23,720 - £39,406

The Eastbourne Academy Ofsted report (January 2017) confirmed once again that we are a Good school. The Lead Inspector commented: “Pupils are immensely proud of their school and are keen to learn.” We have regularly won awards for national achievement and our rebuilding programme was completed in 2013 -14 so that you will be working in state of the art facilities. We operate a one to one iPad scheme for students and staff and this year obtained the second highest Progress 8 score in Eastbourne with our Year 11 students.

In 2018, students at The Eastbourne Academy achieved 76% (grades 4 -9) in English Literature; the average for East Sussex was much lower. Students also make excellent progress in English with those who are pupil premium out-performing those who were not. In February 2017, Ofsted commented that ‘The teaching of English is strong, with teachers typically having extremely high expectations. They use skillful questioning techniques and are able to accurately match their questions and tasks to meet pupils’ needs’. 

Film Studies is a vibrant and popular option choice for KS4 students at The Eastbourne Academy. This outstanding department has consistently produced results that far exceed the national average. In 2018 for example, students achieved 85% (A*- C) - the third successive year that GCSE results have exceeded 80% A*-C. As a result, this role offers an exciting opportunity to further develop what is an excellent department.   

Working with the Curriculum Leader for English / Film Studies, the person appointed will be an energetic and inspirational classroom teacher, who is already, or has the potential to be, an outstanding practitioner. The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the growth of the department through the planning and delivery of engaging English / Film Studies lessons to a range of abilities. The successful applicant will be required to teach Key Stage 4 English Language and Literature and Film Studies

We want to appoint teachers of the highest calibre and realise that we also have to offer a competitive package. Additionally, therefore, we can offer enhancements of up to £5,000 on an annual basis for English, Mathematics and Science depending on expertise or experience. 

This position would suit either an ambitious NQT or an established teacher:

●  can provide outstanding quality learning and teaching in the English / Film Studies department, modelling excellence in the classroom.

●  have the vision and energy required to impact on the continuous process of raising attainment in the English department.

●  have a belief in the value and talents of all students.

●  have a passion for English / Film Studies

●  have a commitment to achieve excellence for all.

●  are newly qualified or experienced.

●  can demonstrate creativity and flair in the classroom.

●  can enthuse and motivate students.

●  has thorough knowledge and understanding of ICT, with a proven record of using ICT to enhance teaching & learning in the


We strongly recommend all interested candidates come and visit The Academy and meet our students and staff . Visits can be arranged at any time by contacting Mrs Melanie Hopkins, the Principal’s P.A.& HR Manager, by telephone (01323 514906) or by e-mail on m.hopkins@theeastbourneacademy.org.

To apply for the post, please complete our online application form which can be found via the Join Us - Vacancy section of our website.

Closing Date: Monday 22 April 2019 @ 3.00 pm Interviews: To be confirmed

The Eastbourne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about The Eastbourne Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Brodrick Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1323 514900
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