Regional Director of English
Unity City Academy
L13-L17 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits
23rd Oct 2023
Location: To work across the academies within the Northern AET Region
We are looking for a passionate, inspirational and highly skilled English practitioner to join our team and assist in the improvement of the quality of Teaching and Learning within the English Faculties across the Northern Secondary Academies. You will take a lead role in raising achievement, improving Teaching and Learning and developing the AET curriculum to ensure all of our learners achieve and develop their full potential, working in conjunction with the subject leader in each academy. With our education team behind you, we will nurture and support you in the next step of your career.
As a Regional Director of English you will lead on teaching and learning initiatives and strategies to improve teaching practice in order to raise student standards and progress. Ideally, you will already have some experience of leading teaching and learning and intervention initiatives at the whole school level evidenced by strong successful outcomes in attainment and student progress.
The successful candidate will:
- Have strong leadership qualities and a commitment to excellent teaching and learning opportunities for our students
- Be committed to continuous improvement and development of the faculties across the three academies
- Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships;
- Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development.
About Academies Enterprise Trust
AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.
With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.
AET Staff Benefits
Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World. We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.
- Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
- Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
- Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme
Closing date: 23rd October
Interview date: 30th October
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 30th October (or as soon as possible after the closing date).
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.
In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.
Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Unity City Academy
Welcome to Unity City Academy where our vision is of a school in which staff and students have a determination to succeed, a love of learning, pride in the academy and a strength of character. We are committed to ensuring that all students are equipped with the academic and emotional skills which will allow them to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
All students follow a vision programme which aims to develop nine key character traits (curiosity, courage, empathy, enthusiasm, gratitude, integrity, resilience, self-belief and self-control). These character traits have been shown to boost academic performance and increase the chances of future success. Tutors and pupils work closely to develop these characteristics, tracking pupil progress throughout the year and intervening where necessary.
In addition to the character development which takes place in academic learning sessions, students are invited to take part in a range of extracurricular activities and enrichment. These sessions focus on developing character traits and additional skills which will complement students’ academic achievements. This offering is supplemented by three ‘Super Citizen Days’ which allow students to spend additional time developing their understanding of social norms, future opportunities and British values.Visit School Website