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Develop as an exceptional English teacher at King Solomon Academy

We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for teaching English at King Solomon Academy and a belief in the potential of every child and that through hard work all pupils can access and benefit from a university education.

KSA is a rare example of a genuinely all-through school, with one curriculum, culture, staff body and leadership team supporting our pupils’ journey from nursery to university. Our approach to English is exceptionally successful. We prioritise fostering a love of reading in Primary and early Secondary so that pupils arrive to the study of literature with a genuine passion for reading and learning. We devote time and capacity to ensuring mastery of all aspects of language so that pupils are confident expressing themselves in any context. Our methodology has led to consistently impressive KS4 outcomes. Every year for the last five years our English progress has been in the top 1% of all schools. Last year, we achieved 66% 6 or above in English Literature and 58% 6 and above in English Language. At A-Level, we achieved 100% A*-C and our English Literature A-level course is passionately studied by a group of committed sixth form students who are currently on track for very high grades.

We are also proud of all the other achievements our pupils have made which are not captured by these grades: their performances in the Speak Out Challenge, in Twelfth Night as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, their confidence in writing personal statements that gain them access to the top universities in the country.

This role represents the opportunity for an English teacher to immerse themselves in a highly developmental environment and achieve true greatness in their teaching.

To apply, and to see more information about the school and this role please visit http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies. The deadline is 11am on Friday 16th November 2018. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz (s.riaz@kingsolomonacademy.org) or phone on 02075636901.

 

Job Description: English Teacher

Start date:               January 2019
Salary:                      Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London): £30,406 - £48,814

 

The Role

To provide outstanding teaching & learning to ensure exceptional progress of their students.

 

Key responsibilities

·        Prepare, deliver and assess learning to a high standard, ensuring great outcomes.

·        Provide a nurturing classroom and school environment that helps students to develop as learners

·        Helping to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy

·        Contribute to the effective working of the Academy

 

Outcomes and activities

 

Teaching and Learning

 

·        To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and transform pupil attainment.

·        With direction from the Head of English, assist in the creation and development of challenging and innovative schemes of work which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike.

·        Use regular, measurable & significant assessments to monitor progress and set targets.

·        Respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.

·        Ensure that all students achieve at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level.

·        Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.

·        To develop an exciting and motivating extra-curricular and enrichment offer including university links, trips and residentials.

 

Academy Culture

 

·         Help create a strong academy community, characterized by consistent, orderly, caring and respectful relationships

·         Help develop a small school culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

·         Class teacher (teachers will usually be required to perform the role of form teacher / class teacher):

o   Create and sustain a positive class culture

o   Care for each pupil as an individual and ensure that they succeed academically and develop emotionally and socially

o   Hold each pupil to account in every aspect of their school life by maintaining frequent phone/email contact with parents

 

Other

·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

 

Person Specification: Teacher of English

 

Qualification criteria

·        Qualified to degree level and above

·        Qualified to teach in the UK

·        Right to work in the UK

 

Experience

·        Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

·        Experience of teaching A-Level is highly desirable

 

Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them:

Leadership

·        Effective team worker and leader.

·        High expectations for accountability and consistency.

·        Vision aligned with KSA’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others.

·        Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.

·        Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.

·        Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

 

Teaching and Learning

·        Excellent classroom practitioner.

·        Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.

·        Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.

·        Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.

·        Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

 

Alignment with KSA vision

·        Relentless drive to do whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed.

·        The belief that with the right environment more than 95% of our pupils are able to excel at University.

·        The courage and conviction to make a difference.

 

Communication skills

·        The ability to listen and communicate effectively.

·        Empathy and the ability to understand the needs, aspirations and motivation of diverse individuals and groups.

·        The ability to influence and motivate others.

 

Problem solving

·        Identify, analyse and resolve problems and issues.

·        Develop plans with concrete outcomes and effective solutions.

·        Evaluate results and identify necessary actions.

·        Make fact-based decisions.

 

Resilience

·        Sustain energy, optimism and motivation in the face of pressure and setbacks.

·        Stay calm in difficult situations and maintain clarity of vision.

·        Be adaptable in the face of adversity.

 

Results and learning orientation

·        Awareness of own strengths and limits.

·        Commitment to ongoing improvement and learning.

·        A passion for teaching subject.

·        Focus on achieving challenging goals and results.

·        Resourcefulness and flexibility in delivering outcomes.

 

Other

 

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