Atlantic Academy PortlandDorset
Salary: MPS or UPS
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Start date: February or Easter 2021
Suitable for NQTs: Yes
Closing Date: 30th November 2020 12.00 pm
Start Date: February or Easter 2021
Salary: MPS or UPS
The Academy became Atlantic Academy in September 2017, joining Aspirations Academies Trust. We are unique in that we are a truly ‘all through’ Academy, with all years housed within the same school building. This allows for many opportunities including shared planning.
At Atlantic we are passionate about excellence in all aspects of a child’s life, giving students the very best start possible. We have high aspirations and believe students should:
Believe in themselves
Be actively engaged in their learning
See the connection in what they want to become and what they are doing
Have disruption free learning
Have access to a challenging academic curriculum offer
Not dwell on barriers but seek solutions.
Work life balance – not burnout
We believe in creating a lifelong career and supporting teachers to achieve this and their own personal ambitions.
Feedback policy NOT marking policy, allowing for whole class feedback, using a visualiser. Saving hours from NOT having to write personalised comments in every exercise book
Collaborative planning, centralised shared units of work – carved out planning time
No written end of year reports – data report 3 times per year
Homework is standardised to Knowledge Organiser – Practice books, and reading. Removing any marking expectations and detentions set are run centrally
The expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students allows staff to teach without low level disruption
Visualiser in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides
Very clear and transparent sanctions, allowing staff to focus on what really matters – the classroom
No graded lessons, no high stakes observations. We believe in a coaching approach and ‘leverage leadership’ approach
No work emails in the evening, weekends, or holidays
Teaching and Learning
We have fortnightly, short CPD sessions, focussing on classroom excellence. Heavily influenced by Doug Lemov’s – Teach like a champion, Rosenshine’s Principles as well as Making Every Lesson Count, amongst many other blogs and research pieces.
We believe the curriculum should include:
A. Development of knowledge: Progress in knowing more and remembering more. The future requires the acquisition and application of a wide range of knowledge.
B. The ability to apply knowledge: Progress in knowledge being applied in more challenging, relevant and more engaging ways.
C. The acquisition of 21st century skills to translate knowledge into actions for success.
Atlantic Academy staff passionately believe in bringing out the best in everyone. Therefore, outstanding teaching and learning is fundamental to all that we do at Atlantic and we have researched what our students need in order to make outstanding progress and have adopted an internationally recognised approach to delivering outstanding lessons, based on academic research. This research in practice can be seen at a macro and micro level in planning and delivery of lessons.
If you believe that this sounds like the school you would thrive in and are ambitious for all students, then here is information specifically about the vacancy:
Teacher of English - ideally with a second subject
You will be part of a successful English team and will deliver English lessons for students in Years 7-11. The vacancy has arisen due to maternity leave and rising student numbers. The department is led by a member of SLT and has been transformed in a very short period of time.
The department is fully staffed with excellent and supportive team members, all fully qualified English teachers, and each teacher has their own dedicated classroom within the department with a Clevertouch board and visualiser. English is well resourced and we encourage best practice through CPD and visits to high performing schools and departments. CPD events recently attended include a Dorset LitDrive Event, Research ED conference and an AQA webinar as well as in house research lead CPD including raising the attainment of underachieving males and cognitive science.
Our students have a genuine love of English as reflected in our improving results. The department is excited about the new curriculum being developed at KS3 with students in Years 7-9 studying interleaved, knowledge based units (see example below).
At KS4, students study AQA’s specifications for English Language and English Literature. You can find the department on Instagram at AtlanticEnglish.
How to Apply:
Please complete the application form and return it to Mrs C Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the role please contact Diana Detterick, Director of English email@example.com or 01305 820262.
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
If you have not been contacted by 15th December 2020, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
More about Atlantic Academy Portland
Type: Mainstream School
Funding status: State - Academy
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262
The Academy became Atlantic Academy in September 2017, joining Aspirations Academies Trust. We are quite unique in that we are a truly ‘all through’ Academy, with all years housed within the same school building. This allows for man...