Teacher of English, Wantage

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King Alfred's AcademyWantage

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Allowance may be available for an outstanding candidate A suitable relocation package and low cost accommodation may also be possible.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

King Alfred’s Academy is a highly successful school; it is steeped in history and dates back to 1597 (1844 students on roll, including 320 in the Sixth Form). Situated in Wantage, at the heart of the Vale of the White Horse, drawing students from a large catchment area in the ancient town of Wantage, birthplace of King Alfred the Great in 849, the school nestles below the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 17 miles south of the university city of Oxford, and 6 miles from the internationally renowned Harwell campus. The Bronze Age monument of the White Horse lies 4 miles to the west on the oldest highway in Britain – the Ridgeway.

King Alfred’s is one of the largest secondary schools in Oxfordshire with a strong academic history, combining ancient listed buildings with recent capital investment totaling £17 million. The Academy has recently been reorganised from three sites to two sites. This has enabled very significant investment in the two remaining sites. Facilities for students and staff are excellent and include:  A new purpose built science block, a new dining and teaching block , a new sports hall (due to be complete September 2018), refurbishment of Creative Arts, refurbishment of other teaching areas (complete autumn 2018) and expansion of sixth form Centre  (due to be complete during 2019)

King Alfred’s is in the heart of the local community and has very strong links across many partners in the locality, and particularly with the primary schools with which we jointly form the Vale Academy Trust (VAT). We consistently achieve highly at GCSE and A Level, and we are also proud of the excellent achievements with our Level 3 vocational qualifications. Our ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted encourages us to ensure that we continually seek to improve the educational experience for students and reflect upon the responsibility we have as a local employer. At King Alfred’s we are passionate about learning both within and beyond the classroom; enrichment of educational experience is central to our ethos. We are committed to teacher training, the CPD and career development of our staff; we are a lead National Teaching School within the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) where we take a lead role in supporting CPD training. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, resourceful and  committed Teacher of English. The successful applicant will be committed to securing the best outcomes for all students within the academy as well as being part of the extra curricula opportunities offered to all students. We welcome your interest and your application

We would highly recommend visiting the Academy to see the facilities and meet the excellent staff we have working within the Academy. Please contact Christine Hill on 01235 225700 or vacancies@kaacademy.org to make arrangements.  

An application form and further details can be downloaded from http://www.kaacademy.org/about-kas/work-with-us/

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to vacancies@kaacademy.org  to arrive by 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018.

King Alfred’s will recognise previous service conditions for newly appointed teachers in recognition of previous service for calculating occupational sickness and maternity benefits.

King Alfred’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 225700
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King Alfred’s Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Wantage, Oxfordshire. It is an academy converter supported by Vale Academy Trust, a South Oxfordshire multi-academy trust that supports s...