Isca Academy - English Lead Practitioner

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background.

With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

 

Isca Academy

Teacher and Lead Practitioner for English

Permanent, Full-Time, starting September 2020

Salary: L1-L5

Do you have a relentless drive to achieve outstanding progress and attainment with children regardless of their background and prior learning?  Are you experienced at developing other teachers’ practice?  Are you committed to world-class subject specific CPD?

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, capable and innovative teacher, with a proven commitment to inclusive and inspiring teaching where each and every child can succeed. You will be an enthusiastic specialist able to teach English across all year groups.  You will also be experienced at developing other teachers’ practice, as well as designing and delivering excellent subject specific CPD. You will take an active part in maintaining and developing strong links within the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust, and beyond.

Our school is located on a campus with purpose-built accommodation, offering spacious and excellent teaching and learning facilities. We currently have a roll of 920 students, growing to full capacity in 2021. Isca Academy prides itself on providing high quality comprehensive education. Our students have a broad range of abilities and aspirations on entry, from able, gifted and talented to students needing more support with literacy and social skills. Our focus remains on every student in our school exceeding expectations, whatever their starting point. Beyond academic credentials, we firmly believe in the value of a more rounded education which promotes creativity, self-belief and confidence, and as such, offer an exceptional extra-curricular and outdoor education programme.

If you are fundamentally driven to inspire students through an innovative, evidence-based curriculum, if you are as passionate about the intricacies of English language and literature, and if you are an outstanding practitioner who develops the teaching of others, then we would like to hear from you. You will be instrumental in inspiring and motivating our students and will be required to play an active role in driving Isca Academy forward, raising standards and creating outstanding life chances for all of our students.

The English Team are committed to professional growth and constantly look for ways to improve as practitioners – both our pedagogy, and our subject knowledge. We believe that there is an innovative and a progressive atmosphere in the team; designed so that everyone can progress; not because we are not good enough, but because we can be even better. Each member of the English department plays a part towards moving forward our vision of a curriculum that challenges, inspires and engages students. If you are reflective in your approach, have a desire to continuously improve your practice, and are experienced at developing the practice of others, this is the school for you.

The post also represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant and ambitious Academy working within the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust. The Ted Wragg MAT is a values-driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering 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 English at Isca Academy you would be able to access cross Trust opportunities such as the Ted Wragg Leadership Development Programme, cross-department curriculum exchanges and develop your professional network.

Finally, we believe in being welcoming to all, students and practitioners alike and always value the opportunity to discuss the department with others. If you are interested in finding out more about the School, please visit our website or alternatively contact the school to arrange a visit.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy 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 applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

Application forms and further information are available from our website:

www.iscaexeter.co.uk or by email to fmetay@iscaexeter.co.uk

Closing date for application:       10am on Thursday 27th February 2020

Interview date:                         week commencing 16th March 2020