Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)
The Hastings Academy

Closing date: 22/05/2022

Job posted date: 12/05/2022

Salary: Teachers Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Range

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 32.5

Do you have a passion for English and the tenacity to drive and improve the outcomes of students?

We have a superb opportunity for a passionate and knowledgeable teacher to join our English department on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave until 30/03/2023. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has the ability to engage and motivate students 
  • Has a drive for excellence and a desire to be outstanding 
  • Is highly organised, motivated and driven to succeed 
  • Is a specialist in English and committed to the progress of ALL students 
  • Is a team member who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure the progress of students 

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we can offer you:

  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression
  • A range of innovative support for health and wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Programme that provides staff with 24/7 helpline support, as well as counselling sessions and life management advice​​​​​​​
  • Automatic annual pay progression
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • Discounts on retail, travel and many more! Our Cycle 2 Work scheme and charity giving

To arrange an informal discussion please contact:

Vice Principal Marian Feeleym.feeley@thehastingsacademy.org.uk or Assistant Principal Luke Sadler l.sadler@thehastingsacademy.org.uk

Key dates

Closing date: 22 May 2022

​​​​​​​Interview date: w/c 23 May 2022

Proposed start date: June 2022 or asap​​​​​​​

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

‘The pupils feel valued and in turn seem to want to achieve the best they can, which is all I have ever wanted for my child’s education.’ - Parent 


About The Hastings Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year olds in Hastings, East Sussex. Our motto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places each year, with a total capacity of 900.  We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

Visit The Hastings Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  ​​​​​​​

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Vice Principal Marian Feeleym.feeley@thehastingsacademy.org.uk or Assistant Principal Luke Sadler l.sadler@thehastingsacademy.org.uk.

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.