Teacher of English, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Woodkirk AcademyWakefield, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: January or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English 

Required from January or September 2019 



Closing date: 9am Monday 12 November 2018  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join one of the most successful schools in the city.  This post is suitable for both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers.    

To succeed in the role you will have:  

  • A degree, or equivalent experience, with a teaching qualification 
  • Proven ability to teach outstanding lessons across the 11-18 age range, with first class classroom management skills 
  • The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to further the department 
  • Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills 
  • A firm understanding of key national and educational policies and issues 
  • The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds 
  • A clear commitment to improving your own and others’ performance through effective continuous professional development  

This post is suited to a Newly Qualified or experienced Teacher. For Newly Qualified Teachers, the school is able to offer excellent support and mentoring for new entrants to the profession. 

Woodkirk Academy is a high performing, successful, well established, fully comprehensive, co-educational 11-18 maintained Academy.  We have a proud record in academic, intellectual, social and sporting, musical, dramatic and community developments. Our latest Ofsted report noted a ‘passion and commitment to continuous improvement’ and that ‘leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils.’  

Woodkirk enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices are well regarded. We take pride in looking after staff and supporting everyone in their roles in order to deliver excellent education to our students.   

Applicants are welcome to visit the Academy prior to application. Please contact Sally Adkin, HR Assistant at recruitment@woodkirkacademy.com to arrange a convenient time and date.

Application packs can be downloaded from our website www.woodkirkacademy.co.uk or obtained from the school by telephone on 0113 8873607 or by email recruitment@woodkirkacademy.com   

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Woodkirk Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Rein Road, Tingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 1JQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 887 3600
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