Deputy Subject Leader of English, Lincolnshire

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Bourne Grammar SchoolLincolnshire

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + competitive and negotiable TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to join a large, popular and well-resourced English Department. We are looking for an inspirational teacher to teach from Year 7 through to A-Level, who will offer leadership support to our excellent Subject Leader.  

Bourne Grammar School

We are an outstanding and oversubscribed mixed selective school serving Bourne, Stamford and Peterborough. There are currently 1,579 students on roll including 374 in our Sixth Form. Our students are well-behaved and motivated and are taught in modern and well-resourced facilities. Jonathan Maddox, the Headteacher, has been in post for over 13 years and under his leadership, the school has expanded to become one of the largest grammar schools in the country. The school offers 240 places in Year 7. The vast majority of Year 11 students transfer into our Sixth Form where students are offered a choice of 27 A-Level subjects.

The best atmosphere, the best support, the best results

This is our purpose statement - we have no long or complicated mission statement. The order of the purpose statement is deliberate; we believe that if we get the atmosphere and support right then, given our able students and committed staff, good results will follow. The atmosphere is special and cherished by us all and something that interview candidates often remark upon.

We are a large and busy school and our students are well-behaved, motivated and want to be here and their parents/carers want them to be here. Most of the students, most of the time, want to learn and enjoy lessons which are well-taught and engaging.

The English Department 

The Subject Leader has been in since September 2018 and leads a happy and close-knit department of 13 colleagues.  The successful candidate will take on the role of Deputy Subject Leader and will be responsible for leading one of the three Key Stages of English.

The Edexcel syllabus is followed for GCSE. The 2018 GCSE results were impressive: 19 students (9.8%) achieved a grade 9 with 43.4% achieving grades 9-7 in Literature. 26 students (12.7%) achieved a grade 9 with 47.3% achieving grades 9-7 in Language.

The AQA syllabus is followed for A-Level and both English Language and Literature attract a healthy number of Sixth Form students each year. 

The role 

The role will suit  an ambitious teacher looking for their first, significant promoted post, with the ability to teach up to A-level.  If there is no experience of A-Level teaching, the candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability and potential to teach our Sixth Form students. 

The start date for this vacancy is 1 September 2019. 

Working at Bourne Grammar School

The teaching staff body numbers around 90 teachers supported by 40 non-teaching colleagues. All teaching staff are subject specialists and are only required to teach their own subject. Staff absence is very low as is staff turnover. Staff who do leave often do so for promoted posts. 

All teaching staff at Bourne Grammar School are issued with a high-quality laptop and other benefits including no breaktime, lunchtime or bus supervision duties and free on-site parking. 


Bourne is a pleasant, semi-rural and expanding town in South Lincolnshire. It is surrounding by beautiful villages and countryside and yet has easy access to Peterborough, Cambridge, London and the motorway network. London Kings Cross is a 52 minute train journey from Peterborough. Lincolnshire and its neighbouring counties offer a wide range of housing considerably below the national average house price cost. Primary school provision and facilities for families are excellent.

South-West Lincolnshire offers:

· Affordable housing in a beautiful area

· Attractive town with easy access to London, Nottingham, Cambridge and Leicester from nearby Peterborough, all within an hour’s commute

· London is 45 minutes by train from Peterborough

· Outstanding schools at all ages

Expenses will be paid to all those interviewed 

We welcome visits from prospective applicants. Arrangements can be made by telephoning Mrs Fiona Hill on 01778 422 288 ext 296 or email In any event please do not hesitate to make contact with Fiona by telephone and/or email. We do all we can to ease the process for all applicants.

Go to our website for more information regarding the School:

Bourne Grammar School recruits staff from all Sectors: Comprehensive, Selective and Independent.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all who work here to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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More about Bourne Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: South Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1778 422288
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Bourne Grammar School

We are an outstanding and oversubscribed mixed selective school serving Bourne, Stamford and Peterborough. There are currently 1,579 students on roll including 374 in our Sixth Form. Our students are well-behaved and motivated a...