Term: Fixed Term, 1 year
Salary: MPR-UPS, TLR2b
Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Applications to: recruitment@westexe.devon.sch.uk

We are looking to recruit an inspirational and innovative leader in English to play an active role in our continued drive to create outstanding life chances for our students.

As Second in English, you will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge students to achieve the best possible outcomes.  The department is determined to become a nationally recognised centre of excellence within this subject and we are looking for a practitioner with the drive to take on this challenge and take an already successful department to the next level.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an excellent classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes
  • be a passionate and innovative advocate for English language and literature
  • be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people
  • have a vision of excellence for teaching and learning in English
  • have a strong curriculum knowledge, with experience of adaptive teaching based on examinations.

We are committed to providing the very best environment for professional growth, believing that this is key to fostering an innovative and a progressive atmosphere. Each member of the department plays a part towards moving our vision forwards – with everyone having the opportunity to lead on some aspect of the curriculum or school life. If you are reflective in your approach and have a desire to continuously improve your practice, this is the school for you.

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with bespoke CPD provision, in-house career progression opportunities and a relentless focus on staff wellbeing.

Finally, we believe in being welcoming to all, students and practitioners alike and always value the opportunity to discuss the department and the teaching of English with others. If you are interested in finding out more about the school, please visit our website at www.westexe.devon.sch.uk or alternatively contact the school on 01392 660100 to arrange a visit.

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021at 9.00am

Interview date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021

West Exe is part of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust. The Trust is a values-driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, the Trust is passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils. By joining us to teach geography at West Exe, you would be able to access cross Trust opportunities such as the Ted Wragg Leadership Development Programme, cross-department curriculum exchanges and thus, you would be able to develop your professional network.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.