Second in English

Kingsley Academy

  • £31350 - £42689 per annum
  • Hounslow, London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Main Pay Range + TLR2B + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

September 2024 Start date

We are currently looking for a Second in English to join our team. The ideal candidate should be a dedicated team player who is enthusiastic about their classroom practice and committed to delivering the best teaching and learning experience for our students. We are looking for someone who is eager to expand their subject knowledge and improve their teaching pedagogy, as well as help others do the same.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualities:

  • Strong leadership skills and a proven track record of excellent teaching
  • A commitment to continuously improve and developing the curriculum
  • The ability to engage and inspire pupils and build strong relationships with them
  • Passionate and ambitious about their own career development.
  • An enthusiasm for coaching and instructional excellence

The English department is highly experienced with a number of skilled leaders teaching and delivering the English curriculum. Our faculty is ambitious, creative, and energetic in order to provide our students with the best possible experience from KS3-KS5. We offer a diverse curriculum that promotes excellence and expertise in students. Our staff have a real say in the development of the curriculum and we are exceptionally supported by the power of our network.

Kingsley Academy, a ‘Good’ 11-18 Secondary School that has made significant progress since 2019. There is an unapologetic ambition from the leadership team and staff to give every student the opportunity to achieve academic excellence alongside well rounded personal development. This year our dedication to improvement was validated with a 25% improvement in our 4+ English and Maths figure alongside a 26% improvement in our 5+ figure compared to 2019. This improvement marks the start of an incredibly exciting journey at Kingsley Academy and an opportunity to be part of something much bigger as we work towards the next phase of our improvement journey.

Kingsley Academy has grown significantly in numbers over the last three years and we are now full in every year group with a waiting list across all years demonstrating the successes the school has seen and the positive culture the school promotes. Kingsley Academy is inclusive, supportive and truly serves the local community.

We can offer you:

A happy and harmonious school community, where staff are valued and respected (in our most recent staff survey 96% of staff said that they enjoy working at the school)

  • A centralised behaviour system
  • A sensible approach to meetings
  • A dedicated staff wellbeing co-ordinator and working party
  • A centralised approach to planning, to ensure that we are all sharing our resources and minimising workload
  • A strong professional learning offer, with pathways to middle and senior leadership
  • An ambitious Senior Team who walk the talk and are approachable, visible and proactive

If this sounds like a good fit, then we encourage you to come and visit the school prior to submitting your application. To arrange a visit please email Julie on

The role is due to commence September 2024

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2024

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today:

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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