May 16, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
​​​​​​​Stationers' Crown Woods Academy are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English (Maternity cover contract)
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 15, 2023


Stationers' Crown Woods Academy are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English (Maternity cover contract) who will join and strengthen the department from September 2023. We are seeking to appoint an individual who can build a rapport with our students and motivate them in the subject.

Our pedagogical approach is based on the latest research and ensures that teaching is efficient and effective whilst prioritising staff wellbeing. We ask our teachers to plan for a rigorous learning experience in which knowledge is broken down into manageable chunks so as to prevent cognitive overload and allow our students to remain focused on what is important. We believe that knowledge should and needs to be taught explicitly from the front by the subject expert in the room. Working in this way allows our students to focus on the recall and activation of that knowledge and bring it to bear on conceptually focused questions. Through direct instruction, retrieval practice, low stakes testing and question level analysis in all year groups, we believe that subject gaps will be tackled as they occur and that proactively working in this manner will eliminate the need for reactive intervention in exam year groups.

English at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy: From Greek myths to Shakespearean tragedy, from Golden Age crime fiction to modern dystopian stories, from studying a diverse range of poetry to producing texts to promote change in society, our students are promised an enriching curriculum that will develop their confidence in reading, writing and speaking clearly, coherently and critically.

During KS3, pupils will follow a broad and balanced curriculum aligned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). At KS4, pupils will study for GCSEs in English Language and English Literature (AQA). Our current set texts are: A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls, Macbeth and the Power & Conflict anthology of poetry. A-level English Literature (AQA Lit B) is also a popular subject choice at KS5.

Join our highly regarded department and help to transform the lives and opportunities of our students.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject
  • Experience of teaching GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
  • A comprehensive understanding of the research and cognitive science behind what makes effective teaching
  • The desire to forge strong relationships with colleagues and willingness to collaborate for the benefit of all students and staff​​​​​​​

This position offers MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance commensurate with experience.​​​​​​​

Note that whilst the position is offered on a maternity cover basis initially of up to 1 year, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust. The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you​​​​​​​

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Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North 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. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.​​​​​​​

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.

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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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating on any grounds.

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