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Teacher of English

Tes Schools RecruitmentHastings, East Sussex

Teacher of English.

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive secondary academy, based in Hastings, East Sussex. The school is looking to add a Teacher of English to its progressive and supportive Department ideally starting May 2022.

The role will include teaching and coordinating the delivery of English at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13.  You will support the Head of English to enhance provision and will get the chance to get involved with exciting project work throughout the year. Project work will include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. You’ll also lead by example, supporting learners to achieve to the best of their ability and you’ll enjoy that great feeling when your learners achieve grades beyond their dreams.

"We are looking for an experienced English teacher to join our highly motivated and capable English Department. Depending on the strengths and career aspirations of the candidate, we are looking to develop the successful candidate into an exceptional leader. There is a TLR available for the right candidate. We are proud of our ambitious seven-year English curriculum map; the skills and knowledge students learn at KS3 and KS4 prepare them for the challenge of A Level English Literature, a popular choice for our Sixth Form students.  At Ark Alexandra, we follow the English Mastery programme at Key Stage 3. Our students study challenging literary heritage texts alongside a structured grammar and Reading for Pleasure programme including Accelerated Reader. At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and English Literature. The English department is supported by the Network English Advisor who, along with the Head of Department coaches and co-plans with teachers. Support and professional development are a priority at our academy. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and weekly training sessions. We have an “open door” lesson policy which ensures you receive extensive support, and we promote peer-to-peer sharing of practice, all designed to help you be the best teacher you can be. The academy is a two-campus secondary academy with the only Sixth Form provision in Hastings. As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to provide every student with the education to become highly successful in the chosen careers and to serve their communities well. "

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher

• On-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQML and MA in Educational Leadership

• Progression support throughout the school and wider group

• Support package for NQT’s/EQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• The chance to take on further responsibility such as TLR or Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• A relevant English Degree or a related subject

• Experience in delivering English up to ideally A-level pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• A love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1523938 in the email subject line.

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