Contract Type: Full Time
Assistant Director
Salary: Leadership Scale
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Richard Rose Morton Academy, Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 6LB 
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Director of English

The role

We are looking for an inspiring Director of English to join the Senior Leadership Team at Morton Academy.

The core focus of the role will be to deliver an outstanding curriculum underpinned by effective classroom teaching to ensure all students make excellent progress in English. You will also be a key member of our Leadership Team setting the future direction and vision of the Academy.

We are striving for excellence in all areas of work at the Academy.  We are transforming an Academy as we work towards outstanding performance in all areas, but this journey is not yet complete.  We need someone who has the skills, knowledge and passion for improving educational outcomes to help us continue our rapid journey of improvement.

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About Richard Rose Morton Academy

Vision and Ethos
Our student centred, dynamic and exciting learning environment supports the highest standards in academic, vocational and personal achievements so that all our students surpass their individual potential and are prepared for adult and working life in the 21st Century.

We encourage our students to be aspirational and to make informed decisions about their path in life by providing a supportive and personalised structure for them to develop within. We take time to know each of our students and through our community ethos are able to build strong relationships which positively impact on the future of our students. Achievement and positive attitudes are celebrated and rewarded. We strive to create a happy, harmonious and hard-working Academy in which all students are able to develop and achieve.

All of our staff at the Academy share in the vision and believe that each individual child has the right to be the best version of themselves they can be. We do this by creating quality teaching and learning, positive life experiences, a fair and firm approach to discipline and a wide range of enrichment opportunities so that all children can experience success. The staff share a dedication and commitment to motivate and inspire students to achieve beyond their expectations. We ensure our staff have access to a varied and comprehensive professional development programme to enable us to share good practise, celebrate outstanding teaching achievements and ensure the best in terms of quality of teaching and learning for the students.

We are proud to be at the heart of our community and have a passionate group of parents who work with us to create an Academy where parents and carers are valued and their voices are heard. Our Parent Voice group meet regularly and are consulted about Academy business, their input is truly valued. Our goal is to enable our students to reach their aspirations by working in partnership with all stakeholders. We are proud to be a part of what is ‘made in Morton’.