Brooke Weston is an Outstanding and oversubscribed Academy in Northamptonshire. We offer an exceptional working and learning environment, where students are placed at the heart of the learning experience. As a National Teaching School, Brooke Weston offers excellent professional development and promotional prospects and opportunities to work with like-minded people from across our alliance of schools.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated teacher of English with a passion for their subject and the ability to enthuse and engage students. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional and would be suitable for an experienced teacher who wants to work in a leading Academy focussed on ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential. A substantial TLR would be available for the right person who can help to deliver significant impact.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.
Teachers will be responsible for the academic outcomes of the students they teach. High quality teaching and high expectations are at the heart of Brooke Weston and all teachers will be expected to develop exemplary practice which supports the ethos, values and vision and contributes to the overall life and work of the Academy. Teachers will also be expected to promote and develop social, moral and physical aptitudes in their students and to provide advice and guidance where necessary.
Teachers will be supported in their individual professional development through the performance management process and by attendance at whole Academy training days.
Undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Associate Principal.
In addition to the specific responsibilities of this post, every member of staff at Brooke Weston will commit to:
All staff will participate in Brooke Weston's Performance Management Review scheme as outlined in the Trust's pay and CPD policies.
This job description sets out the main duties of this post at the time of drafting. It cannot be read as on exhaustive list. It may be altered at any time in consultation with the post holder subject to the Associate Principal's approval.
Brooke Weston Academy is an innovative, nationally acclaimed educational establishment. Our philosophy and approach is embedded in student-centred learning, underpinned by a structured framework of assessment that has differentiation and personalisation at its heart. Opened in 1991, Brooke Weston Academy has consistently appeared in the top rank of state comprehensive schools. On average this year 90% in Year 11 achieved five or more GCSEs graded A* - C with 28% gaining A*/A grades. 84% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSEs graded A* - C including maths and English. 55% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate. In Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate with 74% gaining A*/A or B grades.
Brooke Weston Academy has exceptionally high standards and works hard to preserve the ethos, which places the student at the heart of the learning experience. Our OfSTED report of January 2011 confirmed Brooke Weston Academy's outstanding reputation and highlighted, amongst other aspects, the positive relationships between staff and students and the outstanding learning opportunities available.
The English department consists of a team of teachers, with a broad range of experiences. The department is situated in a suite of well-equipped classrooms with access to a study area containing PCs. All classrooms are equipped with an Interactive White Board with access to the Academy's network. There is a fully equipped Media Suite with Mac computers for students taking Media Studies.
The department makes use of whole Academy facilities, which include a modern lecture seating up to 100 students, well-equipped library/resource centre, which also contains a large number of laptops for student use and a full sized theatre seating up to 500 students.
Students are taught in mixed ability groups throughout all Key Stages but there is targeted and focused support in place for those students who struggle with English and for the most able. Students are involved in their own learning, being provided with programmes of study at the beginning of each term. Their work is carefully monitored and assessed regularly to help with target setting and further development. A variety of teaching styles are utilised within the department, keeping the student at the centre of learning.
The department has developed a highly innovative approach to the delivery of the Key Stage 3 curriculum, with students taught in mixed ability sets. In Year 10, students follow the newly released AQA specification, whilst the current Year 11 follow the OCR English specification. Each specification allows students clear progression to Key Stage 5 where students follow AQA specifications in English Language and English Literature. For Media Studies, the department follows the OCR specification for both GCSE and A Level.
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The Application Process:
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