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Head of English

Location
London, Greater London
School
Pimlico Academy
Hours
Full Time
Salary
MPS/UPS
Posted
14th October 2020
Start Date
4th January 2021
Expires
23rd October 2020 09:00 PM
Contract Term
Permanent
Job ID
1118105
Start date
4th January 2021
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1118105

WHO WE ARE

Pimlico Academy (Ofsted rated “Outstanding) is a state-funded secondary school based in the heart of Westminster in central London. We are part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and six secondary schools in and around London. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality. Our school and Trust are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum; our school moto is Libertas per cultum (Freedom through education), and in our strong emphasis on raising young people’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children and young people study a bespoke curriculum developed by researchers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The ideal candidate for this role will have the ability to inspire children and young people, instilling a love of English both as an academic subject and in the world around them. Someone who is a tireless advocate for the subject, who is forward thinking in their approaches to development, change and improvement is essential for this role and school culture; we are developing an academic culture where the highest standards are expected of staff and students.

You will provide leadership for an already exemplary English department, developing the quality of teaching and ensuring high-quality learning takes place. You will ensure that outstanding attainment and progress are continued to be secured at all key stages.

In developing the Curriculum provision, the Head of Department will work closely with the Curriculum Centre and Trust subject leads, aligning their work with the Future Curriculum Design principles and Eight Habits. In KS3, there is a Trust requirement to use centrally produced Curriculum Centre resources.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

• A strong academic record with a 2:1 degree or above from a leading university

• Qualified Teacher Status

• Great passion for their subject with high cultural literacy to deliver sophisticated lessons and continue to raise teaching standards across the English Department

• The enthusiasm and energy required to work with the children and young people in our schools

• An inspirational leader, with the capacity to develop excellence in others

• An unwavering belief in the power of education to change lives, as per our trust’s motto, libertas per cultum (freedom through education). We expect all teachers to share in, and feel empowered by, this concept

WHY CHOOSE US?

• Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Future Academies, teachers can quickly take up great responsibility, adding to their already exceptional experience and knowledge, joining the SLT or writing for the Trust’s Curriculum Centre, where our in-house textbooks are produced.

• The chance to make a difference to children’s and young people’s lives. Future Academies serves children and young people from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.

• Excellent staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.

• Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

• Perkbox. Access to our employee benefits platform where you can access over 200 different Perks.

• Access to the government-backed Cycle to Work Scheme.

• Competitive salary and generous holiday entitlements alongside perks such as a season ticket loan and pension scheme.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying to the Head of English post, please complete an application form by 9am Friday 23rd October. We welcome applications from candidates who are available from both January and Easter as we can be flexible on the start date for the right applicant. 

Further details of working at Future Academies can be found on our website.

Please note that Future Academies reserves the right to shortlist, interview and appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate applies for the post.

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Safeguarding Statement:

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced CRB disclosure is required for all posts.
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