English Teacher, Barnstaple

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

The Park Community SchoolBarnstaple

Date posted:
Start date: 24 April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS1 - UPS3
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

English Teacher - Maternity Cover from Easter 2019


Required from Easter 2019 , to cover for a colleague that is leaving and then to cover for a maternity of up to one year. You would be an enthusiastic, well qualified, Teacher of English.

A willingness to contribute within a team approach to develop the work of the department is essential.

This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced colleague or someone looking to start their career in a supportive and developmental environment. 

The successful candidate would also be expected to join our team of tutors, supporting our pastoral care system.

The department currently consists of twelve full time colleagues in dedicated English teaching rooms. English is taught over eight 50 minute periods per fortnight in year 7 and year 9 with 9 periods in year 8 and 10 periods in year 10 and 11. All students study GCSE English and GCSE English Literature with a small number of students additionally studying the Entry Level qualification.

The department is at the heart of the school focus on teaching and learning, with staff making regular contributions to departmental and school wide CPD. 

The department is based in one of our older buildings, dating back to 1910, with each member of the team having their own classroom base. The department is located above to our Learning and Resource Centre and has access to a small office space. 

The department has detailed short and long term learning plans, with resources available from our shared google drive. The team are committed to sharing ideas, resources and supporting each other including through weekly best practice sharing meetings. The department currently offers the Eduqas English Literature and English Language courses. The department has seen an improvement in outcomes and progress for students through a focus on the development of the quality of teaching and learning.

This is a great opportunity for the right colleague to join a forward thinking and hard working team.



· Excellent capacity for school improvement

· Established support networks

· Rural location in heart of Devon

· Ample on-site car parking

· Good transport links

· Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings

· Suited departmental areas

· Staff laptop scheme

· Multiple staff CPD opportunities

Job location

More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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