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Director Of Ebacc - Full-time

Folkestone Academy Secondary, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-399L
  • Posted:15/06/2020
  • Pay:Leadership Payscale L8 -12 £48,808 - £53,856
  • Start Date:September 2020/January 2021
  • App Close Date:08/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Turner Schools is looking to recruit a Director of Baccalaureate who is a specialist in Modern Foreign Languages to help us ensure that our knowledge-led curriculum is effectively delivered to our ambitious, confident and successful students.

As a faculty we are commited to supporting our students in becoming confident in their ability, with a sense of purpose and vision for their futures. We want all of our students to be successful, achieving qualifications that prepare them to succeed in their ambitions so that the Trust is a place where children thrive and knowledge matters. We have high expectations of our students across the Trust; our behaviour policy assures the highest expectations of behaviour in and out of lessons, creating a calm and purposeful learning environment

The Trust strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education. As a Director of EBacc, your role will be an important contribution to the continuing progress of the school. Subject Directors will inspire colleagues to achieve the highest standard of teaching and learning, through coaching, training and modelling best practice.We are looking for a strong lead teacher with outstanding enthusiasm and knowledge of their subject to inspire others in their department

We welcome applications from great teachers who are highly motivated and dedicated, with a passion for powerful education and research. Turner Schools considers its faculty colleagues as the most valuable asset and greatest resource; a recent review of our ITT provision found that "Turner Schools has a comprehensive induction programme which is designed to meet the needs of all new teachers. The programme is designed with a clear framework that enables all trainees to be closely monitored and supported, coupled with robust processes to help them strive to meet the schools high expectations" March 2019.

Come and join us to be a part of our journey.

The ideal candidate will...

  • Be dedicated to improving student progress and raising attainment across the Trust, sharing best practice with colleagues
  • You will be expected to hold a teaching load and to have a strong track record of excellent teaching and deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for their subject
  • Have a proven track record of success in raising standards
  • Be an outstanding Teacher who can inspire pupils to achieve their ambitions
  • Keep up to date through researching best practice and implementing this within teaching and learning strategies
  • Possess the drive and determination to assist students in breaking down barriers inside and outside education
  • Value our respectful environment, ensuring that students and colleagues alike respect and support each other to ensure a calm and purposeful site
  • Believe that a knowledge and research-led curriculum is the necessary catalyst, with the ability and determination to be part of the Trust's community to support ambitious, confident and successful students
  • Develop classroom practice across the Trust
  • Provide coaching and training as and when required

In return, Turner Schools can offer..

  • Students who are engaged in learning
  • Opportunities and support for challenges and development
  • A Trust which supports ongoing professional development and takes faculty welfare seriously
  • A recruitment and retention bonus is being paid for the first year
  • A possible relocation allowance available of up to £10,000


Information about the school

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast.

Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission sea-change.

Following Aristotle's philosophy, we believe that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Accordingly, we have encapsulated the Trust's ethos and values in the acronym HEART meaning we have:

H: High Expectations - of yourself, of others, including in terms of aspiration for the community and children we serve, conduct and standards in the widest sense

E: Enthusiasm - in attitude and to nurture it in others be they pupils/students/scholars, parents or colleagues; an

A: Academic subject-based curriculum - tried and tested subjects delivered in coherent sequence

R: Reading for all - achieving chronological reading age as well as love of this enabling and vital skill; and

T: Teamwork - recognising that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

Our HEART model gives stakeholders, staff, pupils and parents a common language.

Our schools include:

Folkestone All Age Academy; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:4 Westbrook House, 58-60 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2NQ
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.