English Subject Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

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Robert Clack School of ScienceLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale (Inner London) plus TLR1c which is currently £13,027 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a committed, dynamic and enthusiastic English teacher to lead this highly successful curricular area. English is taught across Key Stages 3, 4 & 5. The department prides itself on teamwork and achievement and are committed to delivering exceptional quality teaching and learning, while promoting outstanding progress and attainment for all. As well as delivering a comprehensive and engaging curriculum at Key Stage 3, we offer English Language and English Literature at both GCSE and A Level. We encourage pupils to develop a love of language and literature while exploring a range of important themes, contexts and ideas.  We promote literacy across the whole school to ensure that pupils are able to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to prepare them for further study and for the world beyond school.  

We are looking for an individual who has:

  • Qualified Teacher Status;
  • Experience and knowledge of teaching English within a secondary school (ages 11-18);
  • Good subject and curriculum knowledge;
  • Record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and pupil progress;
  • Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • A motivator by example of pupils, staff and parents;
  • An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.

Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and we are expanding to become one of the largest schools in the UK. Reasons to join us:

  • Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work and high expectations, and aspirations.
  • Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Our most recent GCSE results are the best the school has ever achieved on the key headline measures. We have achieved record breaking results with our best A Level and      BTEC results and top University destinations; a record number of Sixth Form pupils are studying at top Russell Group Universities. Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries. 
  • Professional Development: We believe in developing and supporting teachers, and have been recognised for doing so.  We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and we were voted the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth in 2010.
  • Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.
  • Professional Advancement: We believe in training and developing teachers and the majority of our post holders trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher, who decided to return as teachers. If you are      ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities to develop.

To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website. If you would like to apply for this position, please refer to the Teacher Job Description, Teacher Person Specification and download the Teacher application form which is available with the TES. Please submit your completed application form to: office@robertclack.co.uk or via the TES.

CVs only will not be accepted. They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.

Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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More about Robert Clack School of Science
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: (B) Upper Site, Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 82704200
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Robert Clack School is an 11-18, mixed school with approximately 2,000 pupils (including 400+ in the Sixth Form) taught across two sites.  It has become a highly successful, heavily oversubscribed secondary school on the basis of consistent and ...