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Teacher of English

Hours of work:  Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Monday 27 June 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Hastings Academy 
Rye Road
Hastings
East Sussex
TN35 5DN

Phone:    01424 711950
Email:     recruitment@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk
Website: www.thehastingsacademy.org.uk/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.
 

Teacher of English  - The Hastings Academy

Do you have a passion for English and the ability to inspire our students?

We require an experienced English teacher to join our enthusiastic team where you will be influential in contributing to raising standards in the classroom from KS3 to KS4. The English team have raised attainment year on year and are committed to changing the life chances of our students. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a drive for excellence and a desire to be outstanding! 
  • Is highly organised, motivated and driven to succeed
  • Is a specialist in English and committed to the progress of ALL students
  • Is a team member who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure the progress of students
  • Has enthusiasm, presence and authority who can deliver consistently 

We are currently recruiting for an English teacher to add capacity to this core department in The Hastings Academy. The role may include teaching whole classes as well as delivering specific small group interventions in order to support learners and their progress within the English curriculum.
Since opening in 2011 The Hastings Academy has been on an exciting journey. Achieving a 'Good' Ofsted inspection in January 2018, joining now provides a fantastic opportunity to work alongside an ‘outstanding’ leadership team where parents have a high regard for the staff. 
‘The pupils feel valued and in turn seem to want to achieve the best they can, which is all I have ever wanted for my child’s education.’ - Parent
Our staff work tirelessly to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Immensely proud of our broad and balanced approach to learning with a curriculum that fully unlocks potential in every learner, we operate an inclusive ethos of culture and acceptance to nurture and aspire children through a love of learning. 

During the most challenging of times the passion, dedication, and motivation of all our staff shines through to provide an extremely supportive and rewarding environment where everyone strives towards a coherent strategy of innovation and excellence. 

About The Hastings Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year olds in Hastings, East Sussex. Our motto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. Our We offer 180 student places each year, with a total capacity of 900.  We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech, language and communication difficulties. 

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

Visit The Hastings Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex. 

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values. 

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers. 
We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools. 

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life. 

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Harriett Catt on h.catt@thehastingsacademy.org.uk. 

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link on our website at https://careers.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/

Key dates

Closing date: 27 June 2022

Proposed start date: September 

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.     


 

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
 

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/24570

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings

  • Salary
  • £25,714 to £41,604

  • Closing date
  • 27 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • The Hastings Academy

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership