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Trust Director of English - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-30-L
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:L13 - L17 (£56,721 - £62,570)
  • Start Date:Negotiable - immediate, Easter or September
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

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Turner Schools is offering an exciting and unique opportunity for an ambitious leader to further develop the English provision across our schools. The Trust Director of English will help refine our trust-wide secondary curriculum and support the development of our English teachers, to help embed a love of English in pupils and secure excellent outcomes. Our English team of expert leaders and talented, enthusiastic early careers have embraced working as cross-trust subject networks, and the ability to develop and inspire our Trust English departments is an important part of this role. This is the ideal time to shape English at Turner Schools to help us continue to create an environment where all children thrive and knowledge matters. 

Our schools are proud of their innovation in research-informed teaching, leadership development and ongoing curricular improvement and our partnerships with organisations such as Leadership Matters and Ambition Institute mean we can offer extensive, bespoke development opportunities which we encourage all of our leaders to embrace. 

As Trust Director of English, your role will require you to be an expert teacher who is capable of leading and inspiring colleagues and pupils with a proven track record and an enthusiasm for research-informed education. For candidates who would like to discuss this role before application please contact claire.hill@turnerschools.com.  

The successful candidate will....

  • be dedicated to improving pupils’ progress and raising attainment across the Trust, sharing effective practice with colleagues
  • have a proven track record of success in raising standards and developing others
  • have experience of strategic planning that brings about improved pupil outcomes
  • have a proven ability to support all pupils to engage with challenging, high quality literature
  • have an understanding of current pedagogical research particularly with regards to English teaching 
  • a mindset to always lead by example: in the classroom; supporting and developing others, and promoting our Trust values

In return, Turner Schools can offer...

  • a strong ethos and culture that promotes the belief that all pupils can achieve
  • calm and purposeful learning environments, with high pupil behaviour expectations
  • a warm and welcoming team of teachers and associate staff
  • manageable workload through sensible and efficient policies
  • personalised coaching and CPD programmes alongside an investment in your career and development through financing Masters qualifications, training courses and conferences as requested
  • a Trust which takes student and faculty welfare seriously
  • private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy.  
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision.
  • relocation package may be available for the right candidate. 

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

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:Academy Lane,
    Folkestone,
    Kent,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com

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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).