Head of Faculty - English

Paxman Academy, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-27 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/11/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR (depending on experience)

Start Date: September 2020

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join Paxman Academy in Colchester. The school opened to Year 7 students in September 2019 and is a co-educational, fully comprehensive 11-16 academy with a PAN of 180. In its first year of opening, the Academy was a popular choice and was over-subscribed.

The Head of Faculty will play a major role in ensuring that staff and students succeed and reach their potential within the English Faculty.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

· Work with the Leadership Team Line Manager to create a vision to develop, empower and sustain individuals and teams of staff and support the implementation of that vision.

· Lead the development of appropriate syllabuses', resources, schemes of work and teaching and learning strategies in the faculty, which reflect the school's commitment to high achievement.

· Be a leading classroom practitioner; inspire and motivate other teachers.

· The day-to-day management, control and operation of course provision, including effective deployment of staff, budget and resources.

· To monitor and follow up student progress.

· Accountability for student progress and development within the faculty.

· Undertake whole school responsibilities as agreed with the Headteacher.

(The full details can be found in the Job Outline and Person Specification.)

We're looking for you if you:

· Are an enthusiastic leader with ability to inspire trust and confidence.

· Have substantial, recent and successful experience of teaching in Key Stage 3 and 4.

· Have knowledge of recent reforms and the ability to successfully implement them.

· Have high expectations of students and colleagues.

· Have the ability to contribute to the recognition and effective use of the talents of the teaching team.

Why work for Paxman Academy?

We can offer you:

· A competitive salary

· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

· Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme and Pension Scheme

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust and return it to recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk quoting reference 233 . Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing date: Midnight, 24th November 2019

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Information about the School

Paxman Academy opened in September 2019 and admitted 180 Year 7 students in the first year.

Paxman Academy is committed to providing an ordered, stimulating learning environment in which all students are encouraged to achieve their best. It is determined that all students should be valued through the provision of a broad, relevant, balanced and challenging curriculum that caters for individual needs; this is encouraged within an atmosphere of mutual respect. The Academy recognises its role within the broader community. It is determined to maintain a STEM focus throughout the curriculum and across extended learning opportunities. It identifies learning as a lifelong process and values the contribution made by parents and others to the creation of a partnership. Within this partnership, and through learning opportunities provided, students will develop skills, attitudes and values that prepare them to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.

Paxman Academy embraces the values of The Sigma Trust to ensure that all students will fulfil their potential and transform life chances for all.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
Paxman Avenue, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9DQ
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: pax.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk