Teacher of English, Nottinghamshire

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George Spencer AcademyNottinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

George Spencer Academy

A World Class School as designated in 2016 with ambition to continue at this prestigious level. George Spencer is an outstanding school with a national reputation for providing high quality education for students.

These two quotations say everything there is to say about life here:

"We are part of something special here." (student quote, Outstanding Ofsted report April 2010) 

“We are extremely lucky to come to this school. We feel like we’ve won the golden ticket”  (student quote Outstanding Ofsted May 2015)

Teacher of English

September 2019

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and dedicated teacher of English who has the ability to motivate students to achieve their full potential. The ideal candidate will be joining a successful, friendly and well-resourced faculty, who work collaboratively to contribute to excellent teaching and learning. We are looking for someone who will contribute to both our collegiate ethos and our continued record of excellent results.

To succeed in this role, you will have proven skills to help us create and deliver a curriculum that enthuses and engages students and staff, while fostering a love of language and literature across the key stages. You will be creative as well as inspirational and committed to your own professional development. Most of all you will love learning and want to recreate this in young people.

We are a friendly, successful and ambitious school where:  

  • standards are consistently high 
  • students and staff enjoy learning in a disciplined environment 
  • good behaviour and respect is the norm 
  • a culture of excellence and innovation prevails 
  • change is embraced for continuous improvement  

We offer outstanding career, training and R & D opportunities as a Teaching School licensed for Leadership Development programmes, SCITT provider, National Maths Hub, National Support, Advanced Consultant and Challenge Partner School which learns from international benchmarking and links. Accolades include International schools, Investors in People, Artsmark, ECO, Healthy Schools Awards, ICT mark and a Lead School in the Network of Computer Science Teaching Excellence

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 17 schools (8 Secondary and 9 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:

Vision 

Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:  

All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to  the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 

Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 

We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Sandra Ferguson - sferguson@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk 

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies 

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications – 8am Tuesday 21st May 2019

Interviews will take place – by Friday 24th May 2019

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 7EW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 115 917 0100
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