We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a talented and inspirational Teacher of English to join a successful and innovative team from September 2020.
Formerly known as Longslade, The Cedars Academy has a long standing reputation for delivering excellent education to the community of Birstall, just north of Leicester city centre. In 2015 the school gained academy status and joined the Lionheart Academies Trust (led by Beauchamp College, Oadby). This affords us the opportunity to regularly collaborate with colleagues from a wide range of secondary schools across Leicester city and Leicestershire.
In the English department it is our firm belief that our professional responsibility to imbue students with a love of reading. To this end we have designed and implemented an exciting English curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. At Key Stage 3 topics and texts include:
· Epic poetry and classical narratives (including Homer’s Odyssey)
· 19th Century short stories (including ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe and ‘The Signalman’ by Charles Dickens)
· Social and political protest poetry (including works by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and Tatamkhulu Afrika)
· War poetry (including works by Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Jessie Pope)
Across all our classes we promote quality education for all through a range of challenging but exciting texts which promote the breadth and beauty of literature. It is our hope to inspire students to continue their journey of study into Key Stage 5 where we offer two A-levels in English Literature (AQA Spec B) and English Language and Literature (AQA).
The English Department at The Cedars Academy comprises 9 members of teaching staff which includes the Director of English across Lionheart Academies Trust. As a successful candidate you will have a well-equipped classrooms and a staffroom in the heart of the school building.
If you would like to come and have a look round, to see us hard at work, don’t hesitate to make contact with our HR Team, to arrange a mutually agreeable time.
This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and supportive employer of choice, with an unwavering commitment to continuous professional development and staff wellbeing.
The Cedars is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.