Teacher of English


Walker Riverside Academy, Waverdale Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4AW

Teacher of English

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£28,000 - £43,685 per annum depending on relevant teaching experience

This school has Academy status and is part of a Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Walker Riverside Academy

Waverdale Avenue

Newcastle upon Tyne


Required for September 2023

We are seeking an inspirational teacher to join our team at an exciting time in our school development. If you are passionate about English pedagogy and practice and improving outcomes for children and young people in Newcastle upon Tyne, then this role at Walker Riverside Academy could be just for you. Staff are proud to be part of our vibrant, ambitious and oversubscribed school with strong community links. We are an integral school within Tyne Coast Multi Academy Trust which continues to strategically develop providing excellent career development opportunities.

You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with the ability to inspire, enthuse and engage our students to achieve the highest possible results.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

- Have a sound understanding of pedagogy, displaying excellent classroom practice, developing strong relationships and have excellent subject knowledge;

- Hold high expectations of achievement, attainment and behaviour across the Academy;

- Have strong behaviour management strategies and the ability to use the school systems consistently;

- Be passionate about your subject and want all our students to develop a love of English and be taught by the very best in our profession, giving them every opportunity to thrive.

We are committed to investing in our staff and you will receive a supportive induction programme and have access to high quality CPD. Opportunities are also available for Trust wide working and career development opportunities. You will also receive consistent support from a dedicated Headteacher, SLT, Deputy CEO, Trust Central Team, Local Governing Body and Trust Board.

If you share our vision, are passionate about raising educational attainment and standards for our highest attainers to our most vulnerable cohorts and ensure our diverse community of students reach their full potential, you can make a difference at Walker Riverside Academy.

If you would like a discussion about this post with Gareth Smith, Headteacher, please contact Sandra Willis by emailing sandra.willis@wra.tynecoast.academy.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday, 22 March 2023 and interviews will take place week commencing, Monday, 27 March 2023. Please return completed applications to sandra.willis@wra.tynecoast.academy.

Tyne Coast Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS with barred list check.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the interview process.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone who discloses a disability where their application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Application packs and further information can be found on the Tyne Coast Academy Trust website https://www.tynecoastacademytrust.co.uk/join-our-team-current-vacancies/ or by contacting Melissa Dobrianski, Head of HR & Business Operations at mdobrianski@tynecoastacademytrust.co.uk.

Closing date: 22 March 2023, 12.00 noon


Closing date:

22 March 2023

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