Academies Enterprise Trust

Teacher of English (NQTs welcome)
£23,720 - 39,406 per year

Job Description

Firth Park Academy is proud to be featured on CBBC's series Our School 3, which highlights the successful transition students make into Year 7 at our school and shows the positive characteristics of our wonderful, exciting community. Our school is:

  • Rated a 'Good' school in every area by Ofsted (February 2019).
  •  Proud to have exceeded the National and Sheffield average for Progress 8 achievement.
  • Winners of more Sheffield Children's University Awards for extra-curricular learning than any other school in our city.
  • A richly diverse community with students speaking more than 30 home languages.
  • A leading school in our trust - Academies Enterprise Trust - the largest trust in the UK with more career development opportunities than any other.

We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to:

  • An outstanding 'Teaching school standard' professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career.
  • A '3 in 3 years' leadership development programme for all interested high-quality staff. This promises staff a TLR responsibility, bursary support toward Masters degree completion if required, and mini-secondment at a partner AET Academy to grow our future leaders. 
  • A staff social and sporting committee who promote regular opportunities for well-being and team building.

We are looking for a Teacher of English who really cares about helping our students succeed. You will be joining a department who:

  • Put students first - We create differentiated resources that are engaging and student-centred; our innovative lessons inspire our learners to achieve.  Our consistently high standards of delivery drive improvements and raise aspirations across both key stages.
  • Supports CPD and career development - We support and challenge each other's teaching through frequent CPD, team meetings, peer observations and coaching and mentoring for all new staff. 
  • Enjoy trust wide benefits - We benefit from regular collaboration with experts from our academy trust to ensure we stay 'ahead of the game'.
  • Value team spirit and positive working relationships - We support each other through team-teaching and collaborative planning, fostering a positive working environment. 

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • Is passionate about English and has a creative and flexible approach to teaching both Literature and Language at KS3 and KS4
  • Has a sense of team and is willing to contribute positively to an enthusiastic and forward-thinking department
  • Will support, challenge and engage a diverse cohort of students, enriching their learning experience, maximising their potential and raising attainment 

Come and visit us to meet the team of students and staff who are making Firth Park Academy one of the best schools in our city:

  • Email our Director of Learning to arrange a learning walk during the school day or a chance to meet.
  • Apply for our role and see us on interview day.

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn. 

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life.  Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.  

Our values are:

  • Be unusually brave
  • Discover what's possible
  • Push the limits
  • Be big-hearted

So how will AET look after you?  We offer...

  • A community of well supported teachers who are committed to driving high standards,
  • A bespoke Professional Development package which allows opportunities to continue with your own education and development,
  • Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
  • Access to CPD to enable you to grow and development in your role
  • A staff team who are enthusiastic, dedicated, positive and supportive, with an ethos of being like a family. 
  • The opportunity to use Google Suite, which allows you to do your best work, all in one suite

Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That's why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme

Visits to our Academy are welcome and these can be arranged by contacting Clare Lloyd Director of Learning, on

The position is due to commence in September 2019, with interviews week beginning 1 April 2019

Closing date: March 29 2019.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's.  Find your remarkable, apply today: 


We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty

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