Head of Faculty - English

St Helena School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC5448-154S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Leadership Scale - Point L8-12
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/02/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: 11th March 2020 Shortlisting Starts:  02/03/2020

Job Description

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ST HELENA SCHOOL

FACULTY LEADER - ENGLISH

Pay Range: Leadership Scale

Salary from £48,808-£53,856 (Point 8-12)

Start date 1st September 2020

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Faculty Leader to join our team. You will be a highly skilled and enthusiastic teacher, with the potential to move into a Senior Leadership role in the future, who can take initiative and motivate others.

The Faculty Leader role is part of a wider leadership structure that will move the school forward. Faculty Leaders are part of our extended whole school leadership team working on faculty and whole school initiatives.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our school community. It is an unprecedented opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our young students and work with us on our journey to success supported by The Sigma Trust, a large and local trust of schools. If you are a dynamic qualified teacher, who is looking for a new challenge and would like to work in an exciting, supportive and collaborative environment, and you feel that you have the enthusiasm and commitment required to join our school, we look forward to receiving your application.

We're looking for you if you have:

· Qualified Teacher Status

· Ability to teach lessons that challenge, motivate and inspire all students.

· A passion for teaching and making a real difference to young people

· Commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

If you are a dynamic teacher with experience, who would like to work in a supportive and collaborative environment and you feel that you have the enthusiasm and commitment required to join our school, please apply.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outlines and Role Specifications).

St Helena School has a research-informed CPD training programme that allows our staff to flourish and in addition a bespoke programme for NQTs. Our St Helena School Research Internships give colleagues the opportunity to research a school priority and to work with students and staff to further improve outcomes. Our staff access the full suite of NPQ leadership courses and qualifications at the appropriate stage in their careers. Weekly Teaching and Learning briefings and our half-termly Teaching and Learning Community breakfasts make sure that we're always talking about what matters most!

In addition to internal CPD at St Helena, staff have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Sigma Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships. Excellent support is provided by the Sigma Trust through Strategic Leads in each Faculty.

Opportunities are available to teach at Key Stage 5 at a partner school. Our annual Sigma INSET day is an opportunity to hear from national speakers and share great practice across our family of schools.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School?

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, Pension Scheme, and Cycle to Work Scheme

Additional Information:

For additional information about our school, please visit The Sigma Trust website https://www.sigmatrust.org.uk/our-academies/st-helena-school/

Please note that CVs cannot be accepted, you need to complete the attached Sigma Trust Application form.

To Apply:

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk quoting reference 305. Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing Date: Midnight, Thursday 27th February 2020

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 2nd March 2020.

Interviewing will take place on Wednesday 11th March 2020

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

St Helena School, part of the Sigma Trust, is a highly-regarded 11-16 co-educational Academy, recognised as Good by Ofsted in 2014 and now on a journey to Outstanding. Located on 17 acres in historic Colchester, the school has a fine blend of traditional and modern facilities and opened a £2.5m new Science block in 2015, and a £2.5m all weather pitch facility in February 2016.

On 1 September 2016, the school joined The Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools with The Stanway School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Clacton County High School, Monkwick Junior School and Monkwick Infants School and Nursery. Working in collaboration with all the schools within The Sigma Trust, St Helena has developed and enhanced its development of outstanding professional practice.

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
St Helena School
Sheepen Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3LE
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: sth.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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