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Teacher of English and Media at Greenacre Academy - Full-time

Skills for Life Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-267-T
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBA

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Teacher of English and Media at Greenacre Academy

Salary: MPS/UPS

Required: January 2024

Hours: Full time, permanent

Plus a one off joining bonus of £2,000, paid in twelve monthly instalments*

Are you a dedicated Teacher of English and Media who is looking for a meaningful opportunity to impact the lives of students?  We are seeking a compassionate and experienced Teacher to join our team.  You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of students and help them develop strong language skills, critical thinking abilities and an appreciation for literature. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver engaging English lessons aligned with the curriculum.
  • Create a positive and inclusive classroom environment.
  • Access and monitor student progress, providing constructive feedback.
  • Encourage critical thinking, creativity and effective communication.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the overall educational experience.


  • Qualified teacher status or equivalent.
  • A degree in English or a related field.
  • Previous experience of teaching English at secondary level is preferred.
  • The ability to motivate and engage students of all abilities.
  • Strong communication and classroom management skills.

Greenacre Academy is an all boys’ school based in Chatham, Kent and is part of the Skills for Life Trust.  The Trust believes in the importance of core values that support our staff’s well-being and growth.  We want our staff to have a good balance between work and life, receive recognition and praise for their efforts, and feel empowered to make decisions.  As a member of the Trust, you will also have the opportunities to collaborate with other staff across our primary and secondary settings.  We value teamwork and believe that working together can bring about positive changes within our school community.

Amongst the many benefits of working for us you will receive: 

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Flexible working
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Free car parking
  • Laptop and technical support
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high-quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

Please check out this video for more information about Greenacre Academy: https://youtu.be/g72TnNRujyQ

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

* Applicable only to new employees of SFLT, previous employees (within the last 12 months) will not be eligible.

Information about the trust

The Skills for Life Trust, is an established Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted and encouraged. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

We are also dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all academies within the Trust, as we strive to promote the welfare of our pupils. We require all staff and volunteers to uphold this commitment, and we therefore implement a thorough recruitment process across all academies that aligns with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This process includes conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

The Trust is also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:157 Walderslade Road,
    ME5 0LP
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk



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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.