Teacher of English

MPS / UPS (potential TLR to be agreed depending on experience and skills)

Required from January 2021

The Futures Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:

  1. Learners First – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon the educational benefit of our learners within a safe and supportive environment
  2. It’s about learning – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon developing and improving learning underpinned by harmonious and trusting relationships
  3. No Barriers –   no excuses, only support to ensure young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees maximise the academic achievement of learners whilst enabling them to develop and flourish as well rounded individuals

 Barr’s Hill is an 11-18 inner city school in the heart of Coventry. Our diverse student population is one of the many strengths of the school.  At Barr’s Hill School everything we do is focused on students and learning. Our results last summer were the most improved in Coventry and Ofsted judged us good in September 2018. We are looking for highly motivated colleagues to take us to the next stage. This is a unique opportunity to work on school improvement focused on learning.

“This is a school in which everyone is valued and cared for. Staff have unanimously bought in to the shared common values.“

“The culture and ethos around the school is inclusive and driven towards high outcomes for all learners.”

“Staff training is highly effective and supports the school’s drive for excellence.”

OFSTED 2018

We seek an energetic, hard-working English Teacher with the ability to motivate and inspire young people and staff around them. This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious and proven classroom practitioner who may be interested in making a step towards middle or senior leadership.  Equally a teacher new to the profession will thrive in our challenging but highly supportive environment. We believe in building a role around a candidate’s skills so they can thrive and make a real difference to our students. Talk to us about what you are great at, passionate about, or want to develop and we will see if it aligns with our needs.

This is an exciting time to join Barr’s Hill School and the Futures Trust; The school is on a rapid improvement journey with clear values and a vision for exceptional learning. In 2019 GCSE results placed the school in the top 2% nationally for progress made by students.  We are very proud of our students but we know we can do even better and are constantly restless to ensure we give our students the best possible chance to be successful.  An ambitious and innovative teacher will thrive in this environment and will be offered plentiful opportunity for further progression and to effect real change to make a difference to students and the school.

What makes us a good employer?

The Trust recognises that people’s needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development the Trust offers attractive reward and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, Occupational Health services and career pathways across the Trust.

Closing date: midday on Monday 19th October 2020

Please be aware that we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV’s. Applications should be returned to recruitmentadmin@thefuturestrust.org.uk or to the school address marked for the attention of Suki Garchay, HR Manager.

Barr’s Hill School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

BH Job Description English Teacher

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