We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English to cover maternity leave from November 2021 until October 2022 inclusive – NQTs considered.
We have an outstanding English department with a history of incredibly strong exam results. In our last year of external examination (2019) 72% of pupils gained Grades 5 and above with 86% gaining a Grade 4 or above. Our overall A8 score in English was 5.5 against a whole school average of 4.9. This placed the department with a Progress 8 score of 0.33, significantly above the national average. The department views this as proof of outstanding provision where our pupils make significant progress, enabling them to access as many post-16 opportunities as possible.
Through robust internal assessment procedures, these results were sustained into 2020 and 2021. With the presumed return to external assessment in 2022 we anticipate our learners will continue to leave with high results that maximise their life chances and are looking to welcome a new team member who can contribute to our culture of sharing practice for the benefit of all our pupils.
You will share our ambition to provide a great educational experience for all of our students and it is also crucial that you will be aligned with the culture and values of the school, so please read our information on Cultural Fit carefully to ensure you are clear that we are the kind of organisation you wish to be a part of.
Stratford School Academy is an inclusive, mixed, community school characterised by high expectations, a rigorous academic curriculum and caring pastoral systems. We firmly believe that every student can excel and we seek to provide an inspirational learning journey that maximises student progress. The key pillars of this are excellent behaviour based on mutual respect, great teaching, a wide range of engaging activities beyond the classroom and really knowing and valuing every child. This means our students are safe and cared for, follow an academic curriculum and are supported to achieve the best of their potential in both their GCSEs and in developing their wider talents, character and sense of civic duty. This is all underpinned by our core values of respect, excellence and responsibility.
Stratford School Academy has been rebuilt and redeveloped through the Priority Schools Building Programme recently. We now have two new buildings, each for 750 students situated on separate sites but close to one another. The two sites operate as parallel ‘mini schools’ educating students from Year 7 to 11.
You have the chance to join us at an exciting time as we implement improvements which will enhance the educational experience of our students. We are a highly aspirational school but we also really prioritise staff wellbeing.
Stratford School Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to successful completion of Safer Recruitment checks, including an Enhanced DBS.
If you have any queries, please email HR@stratfordschoolacademy.org with your details.
Application process: A TES Application Form should be submitted via the TES portal.
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 20th September 2021
Stratford School Academy
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years