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Head of English LeAF Studio

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities.

We currently have the following vacancy at LeAF Studio School:

Head of English Full-time, Permanent Salary Scale: L2 – L5

Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you relish the chance to support colleagues to take rapid and sustained school improvement? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Due to internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity to lead the English Department at LeAF Studio School within Ambitions Academies Trust. Dynamic, forward thinking and absolutely committed to changing the lives of all young people, we are seeking a colleague who will share our inclusive and positive ethos.

You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with strong subject knowledge. You will have excellent organisational skills and high expectations of all students to secure the best outcomes. Driving forward strategic priorities you will ensure there is a robust curriculum and assessment framework underpinned by a key focus on improving reading skills across the whole school.

What can we offer?

  • An opportunity to live and work in the beautiful county of Dorset with excellent links to travel across and enjoy the beaches and countryside of the West Country.
  • A thriving school community with extensive facilities
  • A creative and innovative culture keen to explore new ways of working to meet fresh challenges and exploit opportunities.
  • The benefits of working in a highly collaborative multi-academy trust, including opportunities to work with teachers in other Ambitions academies.
  • A Trust wide strategy to support mental health and well-being with a ‘champion in every academy.
  • Excellent personal career development – our culture is to promote from within the Trust as much as possible.
  • Tailored support and flexibility, allowing you to do what’s best for your children.
  • A Microsoft training package.
  • A bespoke online safeguarding package

We are a truly comprehensive school located in the heart of our community. There are high levels of respect, support and kindness across our staff team and senior leadership.

Teachers at LeAF Studio School are expected to be excellent classroom practitioners with strong subject knowledge and a high level of emotional intelligence. An understanding of Dual-Careers are important to support our students. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to build good relationships with pupils, parents and staff whilst also being able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism consistent with the Trust’s values: aspirational, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and responsible
  • Develop/Enhance a unique dual-career curriculum designed to support and guide young athletes through their learning journey at LeAF Studio and beyond.
  • Develop professional links with industry based clubs, institutions and governing bodies.
  • Contribute to extra-curricular provision offered by the department.

Our mantra, ‘High Expectations lead to High Achievers’ applies to everyone who is involved in the academy, whatever their role and we place a strong emphasis on staff well-being.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24th January 2022 at 9am

Interviews will take place week commencing: Week Commencing 7th February 2022

Start Date: ASAP

For an application form and to apply, please see our website

Should you have any questions regarding the role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Nadine Lapskas, Principal, at [email protected]

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

Head of English JD

Studio Mainscale Teacher PS

AAT Application Form 2020-21