Teacher of English (Progress & Achievement Leader role may be available), Alfreton

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David Nieper AcademyAlfreton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (TLR £2,667)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 The successful candidate must be able to:

· plan and deliver outstanding lessons that engage and motive students

· work well as part of a team

· embrace the co-curricula and extra curricula aspects of the academy

· have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· have a ‘can-do’ attitude; be highly organised and 

· have the ability to work under pressure.

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

The Role 

To provide highly effective teaching of English across all key stages, contributing to the ongoing development of the Faculty. To be a full and contributing member of the English Faculty and the Academy.

The English Faculty currently achieves the strongest GCSE outcomes across the academy and rates very highly compared to all Derbyshire Schools. We are keen to employ a member of staff who shares this ambition. We currently teach all Key stage 4 pupils GCSE English Literature and English Language AQA. As part of our Sixth Form developments we are offering A Level English Literature from September 2018 alongside the BTEC level 3 Diploma courses in Business and Health and Social Care. 

Progress and Achievement Leader

Our year groups are supported by a non-teaching Pastoral support manager and a teaching Progress and Achievement leader, overseen by the Assistant Head – Pastoral and Inclusion. The role of the Progress and Achievement leader is to lead and manage the tutor team and work in close collaboration with the Pastoral Support Manager to ensure that all pupils are on track to achieve their full potential. This role involves developing close working relationships with pupils, parents and staff to identify and overcome any barriers to learning as well as celebrating and rewarding progress and achievement. As a growing academy we have a large number of pupils joining us throughout the year therefore the smooth and successful integration of new pupils to the academy is a frequent and essential part of the role. For suitably experienced colleagues there is the possibility of combining the role of teacher of English with a Progress and Achievement leader role for which a TLR is available. 

Key Responsibilities 

· To teach English across all key stages (including A level for suitably experienced candidates) 

· To be a form tutor

· To contribute to the co-curricular life of the school

· Participate in the academy Performance Management arrangements

· To lead and manage a year group developing close working relationships with pupils, parents and staff

· To lead and manage a tutor team, overseeing an effective tutor programme

· To track and monitor the progress and achievement of all pupils within the year group, rewarding, celebrating, intervening and supporting to allow all to achieve their potential

· Reporting to SLT on progress, achievement and attendance and associated intervention strategies

· Liaising with parents, staff and external agencies as necessary.

Teaching and Learning 

· Plan and teach engaging and challenging lessons that pave the way for success in school and life 

· Meet the needs of all learners by consistently planning and teaching carefully differentiated lessons 

· Contribute to Faculty planning and the creation and updating of schemes of work

· Use regular, measurable and significant assessments of teaching 

· Set and mark appropriate homework 

· Complete all reporting on time 

· Closely monitor progress and attainment of all students and use it to inform teaching 

· Provide content for and, where necessary, deliver high quality student interventions with direction from the Head of Faculty

· Work to ensure that all students achieve or exceed targets 

· Maintain regular and productive communication with parents about their child’s progress, behaviour and development, including attending after school parent meetings as required 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 832331
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