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Job Ref No. ECC5432-438 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPR/UPR + TLR 1A £14,194 + AET Benefits
Position Start Date: 01/04/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 08/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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MPR/UPR + TLR 1A £14,194 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

April 2024 Start

Passionate about making a difference? Our academy is on an exciting journey towards becoming a beacon of educational excellence. Do you have the passion, commitment and determination to make a difference?

We are looking for a Director of English to join our academy and help us continue delivering high quality education to our students. Our English department has a wealth of experience consisting of a KS3 Lead, KS4 Lead, KS5 Lead, Reading and Literacy Lead and Director of English. As a department we take pride in our commitment to excellence, teaching English up to KS5, following the AQA exam board curriculum for GCSE and OCR for A Level. All of our classrooms are equipped with modern facilities, including interactive whiteboards.

Our department's dedication to student success has not gone unnoticed. Ofsted recently commended our subject leaders for their meticulous selection of knowledge, "This knowledge builds well on pupils' prior learning ensuring a seamless progression of learning" from prior levels. Our teachers excel at breaking down complex concepts into manageable stages, providing clear explanations that facilitate student understanding.

Outside of the classroom we promote a love for English through various extra-curricular opportunities including the Jack Petchey 'Speak Out' Challenge, creative writing clubs and our weekly 'stretch and challenge' revision sessions for Year 11. Additionally, we believe in enriching our students' cultural experiences, regularly organising theatre trips that allow them to explore the world of literature and drama first hand.

Tendring Technology College (TTC) is a large, 11-19 mixed comprehensive academy. With over 1,800 young people on roll we strive to be a catalyst; aiming to create not only remarkable lives for our young people, but for our community. We are an academy that offers a broad and ambitious curriculum and inspire high aspirations for all.

We are proud that we have students who gain the very highest academic and vocational outcomes and we believe passionately in promoting the arts, creativity and sporting success.

We want our pupils to be happy, enjoy being engaged in their learning and challenged in their thinking. TTC strives to ensure our pupils are fully prepared for the rapidly evolving future that lies ahead of them, standing shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world.

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they've ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits

Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World. We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.

Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

Closing date: 8th December 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today here:https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3835?c=aet&source=essexschoolsjobs

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Information about the School

Tendring Technology College (TTC) serves a wide catchment area in the Tendring District that is a mix of rural and coastal environment with easy access to the vibrant town of Colchester with London Liverpool Street a straightforward train journey. TTC is unique in that it is a split site College with approximately 1900 students. The Thorpe campus is dedicated to our Key Stage 3 students and nearly 5 miles away is the Frinton campus for our Key Stage 4 and 5 students. For staff and students alike the split site at TTC offers the breadth of opportunity and experience of a large school, with the intimacy and care of a small school. We pride ourselves on the support that we give to all new staff. If you want to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking, happy school then make an appointment, we would be very pleased to meet you.

WHY JOIN OUR ACADEMY?

Development:

We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.

Lifestyle:

We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.

Money:

All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme). Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.

Wellbeing:

We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.

OUR TRUST

This is a hugely exciting time to be joining the organisation, and as we pivot from being in turnaround mode to becoming a high performance organisation on the pathway to sustainable excellence. This will see us building our in-house education improvement capacity and expertise, making sure that our schools have all the support they need to deliver an excellent education for every child, every day.

Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.

We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of tens of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.

AET has an exciting future ahead and by joining us on this journey, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the children and young people in our schools.

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

Recruitment Team
Rochford Way, Frinton-on-Sea
Essex, CO13 0AZ
Telephone: 01255 672116
Email: frinton@tendringtechnologycollege.org

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