Teacher of English (permanent) with maternity cover for Deputy Director of English with responsibility for KS4, Maidstone, Kent

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Cornwallis AcademyMaidstone, Kent

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,437 - £40,490MPS/UPS plus TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

As a result of Cornwallis Academy’s increasing popularity and excellent reputation in the local community, we are looking to appoint a highly driven and inspirational teacher of English who would relish the opportunity to become part of our English Department. The candidate should show a real passion for the subject and will be able to inspire students of all backgrounds.  Our highly successful English Department consists of a team of skilled, outstanding and motivated teachers, which makes the post suitable for a colleague at the start of their career.  However, more experienced colleagues seeking an opportunity to further their career should be interested as there may be additional responsibilities available for the right candidate.

You will be joining an incredibly well-resourced and highly successful department that has a relentless focus on raising attainment and good number for post 16 courses. The department has recently celebrated a hugely successful set of summer results, in which 82% of GCSE students achieved a grade 4 or above and 62% achieved grade 5 or above. A-Level also shared equal success with 100% of Literature students achieving A*-C grades and 68% of Language & Literature students achieving A*-C grades.

The post offers great opportunities for continuous personal and professional development for an innovative and ambitious teacher looking for career advancement. You would be managed on a day to day basis by the Director of English and would be supported by three Key Stage Managers for English. We are very excited about the future of English in our School and we are ready to invest in the right people to ensure its success. 

As well as our state-of-the-art facilities, we have an exciting programme of trips, visits, visitors and extra-curricular activities.  Cornwallis Academy values positive professional working relationships and seek individuals who will support this ethos.

The successful candidate will be a creative and inspiring Teacher of English who will have:

•Qualified Teacher Status

•The ability to teach English up to KS3 and KS4 and the potential for development of KS5 teaching

•Possess recent, relevant teaching experience

•Be an outstanding classroom practitioner who can inspire students


We will offer you:

•A vibrant and exciting place to work

•A friendly and supportive environment

•An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and nationally accredited qualifications 

•The support of a Trust that currently encompasses two Secondary schools, one Primary school, and one Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years

•An incredibly well-resourced department with schemes of work and resources available.

•An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme

If you would like to take a look around our fantastic facilities and meet the staff that you could be working alongside, please email the Headteacher’s PA, Linda O’Connell at loconnell@cornwallisacademy.com to arrange a visit.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Future Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All members of staff are expected to share and adhere to this commitment.

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More about Cornwallis Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hubbards Lane, Linton, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1622 743152
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