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Assistant Director English & Drama | For September 2021

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth FormKingston upon Thames

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is a World Class School with high expectations, encouraging our students to be aspirational with their learning and to enjoy all aspects of school life. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Assistant Director English & Drama to join our highly effective Faculty.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and talented teacher of English who can work directly with the Director of English and Drama to lead our highly successful and motivated faculty. Part of your role will be to oversee a particular key stage within the English department - a fantastic opportunity to hone your leadership and curriculum skillsets. Over the past few years we have embraced curriculum change and planned an inspiring, academic curriculum that fosters a love of literature alongside the skills to equip our students to flourish as articulate members of the community. We offer English Literature, Literature & Language, and Media Studies at A level and are incredibly proud of our department provision; we welcome your contribution to this thriving part of the school. The English team is incredibly enthusiastic, driven and collaborative. Our students are hardworking and have a really positive attitude to learning. We are also fortunate to have a brand new building to be teaching in, with interactive whiteboards.

Our academic success speaks for itself; Tolworth students achieve high academic standards and make very good progress with well above average results. In 2019 we achieved 93% 9-4 in English with over 40% grades at 7-9 with a progress 8 of over 1. We follow a rigorous and challenging curriculum and aim to extend and inspire students with literature and opportunities for creativity. The successful candidate will be an outstanding and experienced teacher who has some experience of teaching English or Media at Key Stage 5. If you feel you would like to contribute to the future development of our school and English department then we would very much welcome your application.

Why work for Tolworth Girls’?

Employee wellbeing is a key part of our values; we offer a wide range of incentives to engage colleagues to ensure they are appreciated and feel valued. Regular professional development is a key focus for Teaching and Non-Teaching staff. All new colleagues get a buddy and a mentor for NQT’s, with a tailored induction programme, to suit you. We regularly train colleagues across school in Mental Health first aid and all staff receive support, information and guidance on mental health and their personal journey. We also have colleagues trained in coaching, and suggest all new members of the team take advantage of this resource.

Our benefits include Local Government Pension scheme; early finish for all half and end of terms; discounted fees with a local nursery; on-site parking and flu jab vouchers. We have a dedicated newly refurbished staffroom, with free tea and coffee.


Our last OFSTED Inspection in September 2017 confirmed that Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is an Outstanding school in all areas. In 2018 we also received World Class School Accreditation, supporting our absolute committed to providing the very best education for our students.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. The School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

Closing Date: 18 April 2021

Interviews: W/C 19 April 2021

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form reserve the right to close this advert early, should a suitable candidate apply. We therefore advise all potential candidate’s to submit as early as possible. Application is VIA TES and referees will be contacted prior to interview.

Direct applications only. No recruitment agencies.

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