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We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of English to join our close-knit team. The successful candidate will lead, manage and develop the department, maximising student achievement and progress through a creative, relevant and challenging curriculum. You will join an English department which consists of a team of subject specialists.
As a department we are well resourced, we follow the AQA exam board for both English Language and Literature, specialising in these subjects at KS3 and KS4. We have a dedicated corridor with seven classrooms, equipped with View Sonic boards and three suites of laptops/chrome books available for student use. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and align seamlessly with our schemes of learning, we use a mix of modern, literary heritage, and brand-new texts, ensuring that our students have access to the most current and engaging resources, which challenges them to develop not only their literacy and oracy skills, but their thinking, analytical and problem solving approaches too. We have an online shared area for teachers to use for their planning, where resources and lessons are regularly shared and use Google Classroom to communicate with students, set homework, and provide revision materials.
We take pride in providing regular opportunities for extracurricular enrichment, including engaging trips to the world-renowned Globe theatre, meeting and working with authors, and working with in-house theatre companies who deliver workshops that support our teaching.
Maltings is a 11-16 academy based in Witham, Essex. Situated between the cities of Chelmsford and Colchester, the academy has 900 students on roll and benefits from a purpose-built building that was constructed in 2011. There are excellent transport links to London which enables our staff and young people to take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities that London provides. Free car parking facilities are available on site.
We welcome applications from middle leaders with a strong track record leading a department, as well as those who have other leadership experience or experienced teachers ready for their next challenge.
Visits to the academy are welcomed. For an informal discussion about the post, and to arrange a visit please contact Julie Joiner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date : 15th 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.To find out more or apply please visit:https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3911?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
At Maltings Academy we are committed to deliver excellence by creating a calm, purposeful learning environment where staff and students share a common goal that enables all students to succeed.
Everyday, we guide students to be able to make a difference by being respectful of themselves and others, arriving at school with a readiness to learn and engage positively in their lessons and to develop and demonstrate resilience on their learning journey to becoming a generation we can all be proud of.
To achieve our common vision, all members of the academy community will uphold of core values of respect, readiness and resilience.
Maltings Academy is a school where the community works collaboratively and with a sense of shared responsibility and pride for our students to achieve, dream big and lead successful and fulfilled lives anywhere in the world.
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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.
We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.
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.
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.
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