Head of English Secondary Department - Hope Wood Academy

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/02/2022 09:00
TLR2a and SEN1 allowance
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Easington, SR8 3LP
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Feb
Further Information

Together we build brighter futures for our young people with special educational needs.

Following our successful Ofsted report in 2018, Hope Wood Academy continue to receive unprecedented demand for pupil places within the Academy and therefore this means we need new team members who are passionate about SEND and want to come and work in our exciting and growing Academy community.

This is unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational and dynamic teacher to join Hope Wood Academy and make a significant difference in the lives of our young people and our community within the position of Secondary English Lead. This position has become available due to internal career progression within the Academy. We are looking for an experienced English specialist who is a creative, enthusiastic and passionate practitioner. In return, you will join a progressive and innovative team who are dedicated to lifelong learning for all.

We are an ethical Trust whose vision and values are aligned to equality and diversity, collaboration and lifelong learning.

We are recruiting to the following position:

Post: Head of English (Secondary Department)
Salary: MPS/UPS & TLR2a & SEN1
Contract: Permanent

What we need:
• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods to assist the delivery of the curriculum
• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Adele Pearson, Head of Academy on 07415565542 or via email apearson@ascenttrust.org

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You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the 'Supporting Documents' section.

Closing date: Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 9.00am
Interview: Monday 14th February 2022

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people with Special Needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.