Job ID no. VR7375

Malcolm Arnold Academy

Malcolm Arnold Academy is now recruiting for a Head of English.

We are looking for an excellent Head of English to join us and lead our English faculty.

Our True North, as a school, is an education that is ambitious, broad and knowledge-rich, and that equips our pupils to live full, rich and successful lives.

We are looking for a leader of English who loves teaching, has significant subject expertise, knows the powerful knowledge in their subject and thrives on leading effective delivery across all classrooms.

About the role

Does inspiring students in their learning in English and English Literature fill you with joy? Our students learn Aristotle, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Shelley, Dickens, and this is just Year 7. We want our students to leave us at the end of their education, having learnt the most powerful knowledge there is to learn in English and English Literature.

We are a warm strict school with excellent standards of behaviour; we value good manners, etiquette and kindness and teach this to our students.  At Malcolm Arnold Academy, enrichment is part of every student’s entitlement; we offer a broad range of after school clubs for students to participate in.

You will receive excellent professional development and support. Visit us and see us in action or arrange a call to find out more about us.

See what it means and feels like to be part of the DRET Way.

Full time teaching hours

Permanent, Term Time.

About our Academy

At Malcolm Arnold, we ensure that all teachers are able to draw on the sources of scholarly authority and reservoir of thought and practice that have been developed within their specialist subject communities though our Trust- wide subject communities. This involves engagement for teachers with their wider subject education community through subject associations, subject education journals, subject-specific CPD on curriculum development and teaching. It also involves refreshing and constant renewal of subject knowledge, through reading and discussing scholarship, engaging in contemporary debates, and developing our own practice as teachers.

Subject communities are central to Malcom Arnold’s vision for curriculum and teacher development, whereby each subject community is made up of subject specialist teachers deeply engaged with curricular questions, renewing and holding ownership of the Trust-wide curriculum and sustaining their own subject expertise. Through Trust-wide subject community meetings and in-school department meetings, all subject teachers have responsibility and involvement with the Trust-wide curriculum development. We work collaboratively in our curriculum decision-making, so as to draw upon collective expertise and minimise unnecessary workload.

Salary & Benefits

·        L5 – L10 £57,280.00 – £63,737.00 FTE per annum

·        Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme

·        CPD including Senior Leader and Knowledge Development Courses

·        Regional networks of Trust colleagues and access to key leaders in Education

·        Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance

·        Programme

·        Rewards and Recognition Scheme

·       Cycle to Work Scheme

Who we are looking for

Qualified Teacher Status

A degree in English

Experience in leading others

Familiar with recent developments in the teaching and learning of the subject – including strategies for raising achievement

Able to use assessment date to improve achievement

Able to use ICT across the curriculum and for administrative purposes

Understand how the National Curriculum applies to all students

Accepting of how the Academy Specialisms can be incorporated in to the subject

Experience of teaching in a UK Academy

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.

Broadening the horizons of young people by inspiring students to become their confident, academic best via an education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities.

Whatever your role you will contribute towards creating a rich and exciting learning environment that also offers our students an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

Our aim is to be the country’s top-performing multi-academy trust in the country.  Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries to much larger secondary schools in urban areas, our first All Through school and a special school which caters for pupils aged 2-19 who have a diverse range of special educational needs.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation’s vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

Apply now

To complete our on-line application form, please click on ‘apply now’.

Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates’ details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.

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