Teacher of English (Easter 2020 or September 2020 start) - Walsall Academy

Area: English (Teaching)
Management Level: General Teaching
Closing date for applications: 13/12/2019

Position Description

  • QTS status

  • Qualification to the equivalent of degree level in English or a related subject

  • Knowledge and understanding of English at KS3, KS4, and ‘A’ level of strategies that improve understanding

  • Good classroom practitioner with evidence of setting appropriate expectations to advance learning and engage and motivate students.

  • Ability to encourage and maintain a good standard of discipline in the classroom through well focused teaching, positive relationships and good classroom management

  • Ability to use appropriately a range of teaching and learning strategies for whole classes, individuals and groups which stimulate, challenge, engage and motivate students

  • Ability to set clear and appropriate targets, feed back to students and make use of assessment information to promote each student’s attainment and progress, and to plan future lessons

  • Ability to reflect on own practice

  • Ability to differentiate tasks appropriately

  • An expectation that students can achieve better than expected outcomes
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the knowledge, concepts and skills in teaching English

  • Determination to encourage the highest quality of learning

    experience for all students

  • A commitment to equal opportunities

  • Ability to establish good and productive working relationships, and work well in a team

  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, students, parents, orally and in writing

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Able to empathise with young people and yet be firm, fair and consistent when dealing with them

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality

  • Ability to work in and to lead a team

  • Enthusiasm, personal dynamism, edge and stamina

  • Sense of humour and perspective

  • Personal presence