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Teacher of English

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The Archer Academy is an outstanding school in North London. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, passionate, and skilled teacher of English to join our school.

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and creative professional to join this popular and outstanding Department.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers and NQTs but opportunities are also available for colleagues seeking to complete their teacher training. A variety of accredited teacher training programmes are led by the school.

Teacher of English

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and innovative teacher of English to join this popular and outstanding Department.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be an excellent teacher. The ability to inspire our bright and curious students enabling them to realise their potential is essential.

You will have a passion for English teaching but also the wider importance of literacy across a school community. You will hold and embody the highest expectations of your students and will have the drive and ambition to further develop an outstanding environment for learning and creativity, in the English Department and beyond.

This role represents a unique opportunity to join our thriving English Department which boasts outstanding academic results and is richly supported by an eclectic extra-curricular programme.

The Archer Academy seeks teachers who are: 

  • Excellent practitioners who inspire students and colleagues
  • Committed to ensuring that every student realises their potential
  • Flexible, collaborative and resilient
  • Committed to the whole life of the school through our enrichment programme
  • Focused on securing the highest ambitions for your students, the school and yourself

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a committed team player
  • Understand the changes in the English curriculum
  • Be creative in their approach to teaching and learning and the curriculum, ensuring it engages every learner
  • Committed to the wider importance of literacy across the curriculum

In return we will offer you: 

  • A unique opportunity to play a key role in building on the school’s successes to date
  • A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards
  • A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from
  • Leadership and management opportunities both now, and in the future as the school continues to mature

The Archer Academy benefits from: 

  • A forward thinking senior leadership team
  • A committed and talented body of staff
  • A supportive Trust and Governing Body
  • An excellent CPD programme.

The Archer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance

The Archer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

About the school

The Archer Academy is a growing 11-16 secondary school which opened in September 2013 in East Finchley, serving families in the surrounding areas of North London. The school was created to meet the needs and desires of parents, primary school governors and the local community, for a first-choice, non-denominational, coeducational secondary school.

Our school provides students with an ambitious, rigorous and creative learning environment which enables them to flourish and succeed, encouraging and empowering them along their journey into adulthood. From the moment they arrive, they are challenged to aim high, think big and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

We strive for academic excellence, offering a curriculum which is both traditional and creative, providing specialism, range and depth in equal measure. We believe that our students perform best when they are motivated, involved and excited by their learning, and we work incredibly hard to ensure that the time they spend with us is enriching in every sense.

We are looking for visionary school teachers with experience across years 7 to 11 resulting in high academic standards. You should thrive on responsibility and share our commitment to developing young people into analytical, creative and resilient learners. You must also have a proven record of excellent teaching that has resulted in raising standards within departments and across school.

The Archer Academy provides the unique opportunity for excellent and committed teachers to:

  • continue to shape a new school, which has tremendous support from local families and the local community
  • be part of a school that expands year-on-year giving you the chance to develop and grow as the school expands
  • play a pivotal role on the future strategic development of the school through Key Stage Four
  • develop and implement an exciting and ambitious curriculum, underpinned by high quality learning and teaching

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. These appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS/CRB check.\

What people say about our school

To be graded outstanding just six years after opening is a huge achievement, and one of which all members of our school community should be proud. We would like to thank our staff, students, governors, parents and everyone who has been involved in the development of our outstanding school.

The headteachers clear, unwavering vision focuses on supporting pupils high achievement across the curriculum. Staff implement the vision very well. As a result, pupils receive an outstanding education.

– Ofsted Report, May 2019

Pupils make significant progress as they move through the school. They reach high standards in a wide range of subjects, including English and Mathematics.

– Ofsted Report, May 2019

Governors have a clear and accurate view of the schools strengths. They provide leaders with effective support and challenge, which ensures that the school continues to improve.

– Ofsted Report, May 2019

Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. There is a strong focus on the development of subject knowledge. Teachers question pupils carefully to ensure that their learning is extended

– Ofsted Report, May 2019

The school’s mission statement based on the “Archer Way” underpins all aspects of school life. It is most apparent in the outstanding range of enrichment activities that the school provides for its pupils who are developing a keen interest in learning

– Challenge Partners Review, December 2016

This is a “thinking school” as staff engage in a wide range of research before implementing practice

– Challenge Partners Review, December 2016

My overall impression is of care and consideration, sensitivity and high standards in every aspect

Archer Academy parent, June 2016

The richness of the academy’s curriculum is significant in relation to students’ progress. The diversity of subjects and themes, combined with skilled teaching, results in genuine challenge for students. This demanding curriculum encourages self-confident, assertive young people who are, largely, ambitious for their own success and that of their peers

– Ofsted, June 2015

The behaviour of students is outstanding. There is a clear sense of the ‘Archer Way’ and students adopt those values in everything they do. Students demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning in lessons

– Ofsted, June 2015