Lodge Park Academy - Corby
Lodge Park Academy is now recruiting for a Teacher of English. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
About Lodge Park Academy
Lodge Park is an 11-18 comprehensive academy, based in the town of Corby with nearly 900 students on roll. In January 2019 the academy was judged as requiring special measures by Ofsted, however a recent monitoring visit judged that leaders are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.
Lodge Park is seeking to recruit a teacher of English who will have high expectations of all pupils and will work relentlessly to secure improved outcomes and life chances for the young people in our community. Driving this improvement is a commitment from academy leaders that teachers are the experts in their subject and they should be enabled to teach well planned units of the curriculum, ensuring students acquire knowledge; without the distraction of unnecessary workload, excessive observation and scrutiny or low value administrative tasks.
Leaders are committed to the “Principles of direct instruction” to deliver a knowledge based curriculum and we are seeking teachers who are looking to continue their professional development through an evidenced based approach to learning. The academy has a Warm:Strict approach to discipline and high expectations of pupils are now supported through a consistent and robust consequence system which is designed so teachers can concentrate on teaching and pupils can concentrate on learning.
If you are looking to join an academy where you are valued and supported to do the job you love please get in touch or arrange a visit.
The town of Corby in situated in the North of the county and is close to the market towns of Stamford, Uppingham, Oakham and Market Harborough. There are good transport links to the South East and the city of Leicester is only a 35 minute drive.
About the role
To be an effective teacher (and tutor) who supports and challenges all students to achieve their full potential.
Full time, permanent teaching role.
Salary & Benefits
Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Professional development programme
Who we are looking for
A good degree in a specialist subject teaching qualification
Nationally recognized teaching qualification
The skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to teach across Key Stages 3-4 (possibility of KS5)
A very good classroom teacher, demonstrating ability to innovate
Understanding of current curriculum issues in relation to teaching subject/s
Able to show evidence of the use of technology in teaching and learning
Be flexible and responsive to a changing educational environment
Contribute to whole school initiatives
Committed to working co-operatively with young people; able to communicate sensitively, imaginatively and effectively with them
Able to create a team ethos across a team
Able to motivate and encourage problem solving
Able to communicate effectively with parents to represent the Academy positively and feedback information as appropriate
Able to seek and understand development opportunities for self and others
Committed to career progression and own professional development
Willing to contribute to the professional development
Well motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to work hard
Good organisation and time management skills
Have high expectations of what students and staff can achieve
Fully supportive of the aims and ethos of a successful Academy
Able to develop and co-ordinate a sustainable strategy towards extra curriculum activities
Have regard to provide equality of opportunity for all
Aware of Health and Safety and Safeguarding as appropriate to role
Good attendance and punctuality record
A willingness to dress professionally in accordance with the culture of the organisation.
To complete our application form please click ‘apply for job’. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.
Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants