Teacher of English, Worcester, West Midlands

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Tudor Grange Academy WorcesterWorcester, West Midlands
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Start date: Easter or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We seek to appoint a Teacher of English. The ideal candidate for this vacancy will be an ambitious teacher, possessing outstanding teaching skills and who believes in the potential of all students. If you feel that you have these attributes and skills, and are a suitably qualified, highly motivated professional, then we would like to hear from you. Applications from NQTs are welcome.

The department enjoys first class facilities as a result of an extensive rebuilding programme completed in January 2013. All classrooms contain a modern electronic lectern with an inbuilt networked PC and visualizer, this is connected to an interactive whiteboard with inbuilt audio speakers. The English classrooms are all connected to a lead lesson space that contains a screen and connected LCD screens. The department enjoys a staff workroom connected to this central teaching space. A dedicated photocopier, scanner and printer is also provided in the area.

The English department has celebrated fantastic progress since the opening of the Academy. Notably, 82% of year 11 students achieved a grade 4 or better in English in 2017. The department is hard working and committed to excellence. As a result, students enjoy English and feel confident and successful. We are dedicated to offering students a positive and enriching experience in English, and as such we offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities, including clubs after school and regular trips. 

We believe in reading student books so that teachers clearly understand what the students they teach really need to make progress. Furthermore, a clear assessment calendar drives a focus on marking and feedback. The department maintains a high frequency of marking and feedback and the quality of diagnostic marking and target setting has sustained outstanding progress for students over the past five years. 

Team work is at the heart of the department. We meet regularly to discuss assessment, student progress and schemes of work. All schemes of work are well resourced and shared in centralised electronic folders. These were highly commended by OFSTED. There is a shared commitment to delivering clear objectives in each half term for each year group. This enables the staff to work collegiately: team planning is a regular feature of the department. Moreover, Continued Professional Development and Learning is a dedicated feature of department meeting time, which supplements the excellent whole school CPDL calendar. 

We are now seeking to augment this fantastic team with an equally skilful and committed colleague. We welcome applications from those who are just about to embark on their career and are motivated and driven in a supportive and ambitious environment, as well as from more experienced colleagues who feel they have that something extra to offer such as an extensive track record in teaching to A-level. 

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome, please contact Emma Wylie, Curriculum Leader of English via the main school reception on 01905 454627 or by email: ewylie@worcs.tgacademy.org.uk  

To find out more about the Academy please visit our website, www.worcs.tgacademy.org.uk

Closing date: Monday, 15th January 2018

All applications are considered on their merit and the post is offered subject to the usual health and criminal record clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Tudor Grange Academy Worcester
Address: Billford Road, Worcester, Worcester, WR3 8HN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1905 454627