Job Ref No. ECC6911-105S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: L6 - 10
Position Start Date: 23/04/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/01/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: tbc  

Job Description

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Head of English
To start Easter 2019

Culture, Character, Commitment, Currency

Colchester Academy is a thriving secondary school, looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and driven Head of English to join its dedicated team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to help continue to raise standards across the school and to drive the English faculty further on its already successful journey.

Colchester Academy is a secondary school located in the heart of Colchester, Essex, and recently graded 'GOOD' by OFSTED (2018). This is an incredibly exciting time in our journey, as we are in the process of joining a local Academy Chain, South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT).

We are looking to appoint someone intent upon driving up standards, delivering excellent teaching and inspiring the same in others, and helping lead the school towards excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within Colchester Academy, a school committed to excellence in everything we do.

This role provides excellent opportunities for career progression and advancement. Colchester Academy is committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, and the culture is one of equality and fairness built on relationships developed out of mutual trust and respect.

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To apply for this position an application form must be completed in full.

If you have any questions or would like to visit the Academy, please contact Michelle Robinson, 01206 878878.

Closing date: 22nd January 2019 midday

Interview date: tbc

Salary: Leadership 6-10

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Colchester Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Information about the School

Colchester Academy opened to students on Monday 6th September 2010 and became a Bright Tribe academy on 1st April 2015. Colchester Academy aims to be the first choice provider of outstanding learning for the community of Colchester and beyond. The academy provides exciting and challenging academic, vocational and social learning opportunities. The academy prepares students for a rapidly changing world and nurtures a philosophy of lifelong learning that they will maintain into adulthood. All students and staff are nurtured, motivated and encouraged to be the best they can be. Colchester Academy’s ethos is founded on a set of key principles which inspire and are evident in all the academy does. A culture of high aspirations, high achievement and success for all, with students celebrating and taking pride in their own and others achievements, inspiring them and making them feel good about learning and life. The academy will be proud of all its learners, young or old, student or teacher, as everyone will be considered learners within the academy and all will aspire to become life-long learners. Respect for others and self, with all people feeling valued. The academy will achieve excellence through inclusion, where all discrimination is eliminated, equality promoted and diversity embraced in all its aspects. Students will be able to flourish and know they have a fair and equal chance to achieve their potential irrespective of ability, belief, gender or ethnicity. A secure and healthy environment which is at the heart of the community, and meeting the learning and social needs of adults as well as young people. The academy will become a key community resource, acting as a local social and economic hub. The academy building, both inside and outside, will be designed to create an environment where all feel safe, secure and welcomed and healthy life styles will be promoted.

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

Michelle Robinson
Colchester Academy
Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester
Essex, CO4 3JL
Telephone: 01206 861217

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