Published
January 6, 2022
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Category
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Short Summary
Mascalls Academy has a great opportunity for a Teacher of English, starting from April 2022 or earlier if possible.
Salary
Main Teacher Pay Scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full-time
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Closing Date
January 26, 2022

Description

About the role: Mascalls Academy has a great opportunity for a Teacher of English, starting from April 2022 or earlier if possible. English at Mascalls is a hugely successful, thriving, dynamic and forward-thinking department. Student-centred, we pride ourselves on strong leadership, excellent outcomes and high expectations for all. Our seven year curriculum is rigorous, engaging and structured to build, interleave and consolidate the knowledge skills needed to prepare students for success at GCSE and for life! 

Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect;

  • Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy
  • High levels of focus in students.
  • Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.
  • Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff
  • The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing.  

English at Mascalls Academy: We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning. English at Mascalls Academy secures students with a substantive and disciplinary knowledge based curriculum that offers breadth and depth.

Our modules span over 12 weeks to enable us to ensure that deep learning takes place and supports the school ethos of Academic Excellence, Character and Culture. Students explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts that span across time and cultures to give them a rich and empathetic understanding of the world around them. Vocabulary is taught explicitly to support students’ verbal and written responses and enable them to articulate complex ideas. We create a culture that fosters their own reading as we know how integral this is to their development, both academically and personally.

Pupils need to be able to express themselves and communicate coherently, appropriately and with sophistication. Our spiralling curriculum provides students with the essential skills and knowledge they need for their future roles within society and aims to develop young people who are confident, creative, ethical and critical thinkers. To achieve this, we ensure that our curriculum is regularly reviewed and refined to accommodate our learners.

What we are offering:

  • Professional coaching and support.
  • A bespoke CPD programme.
  • Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing.
  • Free use of a staff gymnasium.
  • A thriving social and community ethos.

We’d like to hear from you if you are:

  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form. T&C's apply.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies 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 fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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