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Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) Date Posted: Undisclosed
Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AH
£ Main pay scale
Full-time only
Closing date: Undisclosed

We have two vacancies for Teacher of English at Landau Forte Academy QEMS and Tamworth Sixth Form, Tamworth to cover for maternity leave commencing start of new academic year.

We are looking for someone who will share in our department approach to inspire all students and foster a love for the subject. You will be given the opportunity to teach English across a range of key stages and abilities and will be joining us at an exciting time in our development as we evolve towards a knowledge based mastery curriculum.

The English department is well resourced and has access to excellent facilities and support. As an established and friendly team, we are able to offer a supportive and collaborative environment in which to begin or develop your career.

*Key information
• Hours: 40.75
• Weeks: 52
• Contract: Full time
• Start date: September 2021
• Salary: Main pay scale
• Closing Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

*Person specification
• A graduate, with qualified teacher status;
• A well-qualified teacher in English.
• A strong teaching record or an outstanding newly or recently qualified teacher;
• Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment;
• Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of English in the development of young people and of the place of English within the wider curriculum;
• An interest in the latest developments in English teaching;
• Excellent relationships with students and parents;
• Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning;
• High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination;
• Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching and learning.

*Job description
• Ensure that teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of learners, impacting positively upon student attainment and achievement; that it fulfils as appropriate the demands and requirements of the published Academy curriculum maps, tutor guides and student guides, and external examination syllabuses.
• Provide overall direction for student learning within your remit, ensuring that provision is made for students of all abilities; that they are effectively taught and that learning and achievement are evident. Work with other staff in contributing to the total learning of students, including extension and enrichment activities.
• Follow the principles of the Academy’s curriculum planning and development framework in preparing, delivering and developing, with others (staff and partners from industry and commerce), aspects of the curriculum.
• Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect and that they receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
• Ensure that the preparation, planning and delivery of the agreed English Department’s learning programmes, utilising flexible approaches to learning including the application of online learning.
• Ensure that appropriate, challenging attainment targets are set and used with all students and monitor their performance in terms of attainment, achievement (both quantifiable value added measures and broader qualitative achievements) and progress in respect of the outcomes from learning programmes and activities.
• Evaluate classes’ levels of attainment and achievement against both Academy targets and nationally recognised benchmarks.
• Monitor the quality and effectiveness of Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning, ensuring that the marking, assessment, recording and reporting processes are both effective and compliant with Academy policies.
• Ensure that Academy policies in relation to effective learning, student rewards and managing behaviour are successfully implemented to ensure that curriculum team members secure a well-ordered and disciplined teaching and learning environment.
• Operate as a learning tutor and, unless responsible for a Division of the Academy or other specified responsibilities, as a Personal Tutor.
• Ensure that learning methods are current and professional development is actively sought to further enhance pedagogy and practice, as well as subject knowledge.

*What we can offer you
• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

*Landau Forte Academy QEMS and Tamworth Sixth Form
Landau Forte Academy QEMS joined the Landau Forte Charitable Trust in September 2011 and delivers education to 11-16 year olds. Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form is a purpose-built establishment providing Level 3 courses, both Advanced Level and BTEC, for the whole of Tamworth and beyond. The academies are located on a shared campus, but both operate from their own facilities, with Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form having new bespoke, accommodation, which opened in September 2011, with a new Sports Hall that opened in 2013.

*The local area
Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links.

Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre.

• Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42; junction 10
• Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
• Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

• A supportive, cohesive, exciting and vibrant working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students and staff
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health


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