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Subject Leader for English - Full-time

Bradfields Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-7042-20T
  • Posted:07/02/2023
  • Pay:£28,000 - £43,685 (MPS/UPS) + TLR2c £3,017 + SEN2
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Following the retirement of the current post holder, Bradfields Academy seeks to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic Subject Leader for English.

The successful candidate will lead an established subject that caters for all levels of SEN students offering qualifications from Entry Level to A-Level. An experience of a variety of different levels of qualification would be an advantage.

In 2022 the academy was seen to continue to be Outstanding by OFSTED and the department was a particular focus during that time. The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain these high standards and drive forward their own unique ideas in developing the provision further.

The academy is an all through provision and whilst there are specialists that teach in the primary and more complex provisions, subject leaders are expected to have an active input into their subject within these specialist areas. A good understanding of SEN and the potential barriers to learning and developing English skills would be an advantage. 

It is important the successful candidate has good communication skills, and an understanding of how to support staff in the delivery of basic skills teaching such as phonics and reading as these are important developmental areas in all subjects.

The successful candidate will join the Middle leadership team and take an active role in academy development in whole site initiatives such as instructional coaching.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Interested candidates should arrange a visit by contacting Gill Ellen by email gill.ellen@fortistrust.co.uk

Information about the school

Bradfields Academy and Forward2Employment are members of Fortis Trust.

The Trust is a purely educational trust intent on improving opportunities for young people at all levels.

Bradfields Academy provides Special Education for students with Learning Difficulties and associated conditions. It is an Outstanding (OFSTED 2022) provision catering for students from 4-19. Students at Bradfields regularly achieve far in excess of expectation.

Forward2Employment offers young people with an EHCP a pathway to employment through Supported Internships. Application for acceptance to this Specialist Post 16 Institution is available to all students with an EHCP regardless of their current provider.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.