Full time and/or part time *
Two posts - one permanent contract and one maternity contract
Salary: Qualified teaching pay scale between M1 and UPS3 (£22,917 and £38,633)
Contract start date: 1 September 2018
* Part time hours may be available to suitable candidates (please indicate on your application form if you are only interested in part time and how many days). If you are only interested in a maternity post, please also specify this on your application.
Canon Slade School are seeking to appoint two teachers of English in this very popular and successful Church of England secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form). We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers who want to achieve amazing things with our great students in our oversubscribed 11-18 school. Some of our students progress onto Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities each year as well as prestigious apprenticeships.
We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative team players with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department. You should be an excellent classroom practitioner, have enthusiasm for your subject and be capable of teaching English across our full age and ability range including the Sixth Form. A job description and person specification for this post are attached.
The English Department at Canon Slade School has a long record of achieving excellent results across a wide range of qualifications: GCSE English Language, English Literature and Media Studies as well as A level (English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature and Film Studies). 90% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above and 76% a grade 5 or above in English in 2017 and we expect to beat that this summer. As a department, we are highly qualified and very enthusiastic about passing on our passion for the subject to our students. As a result, large numbers of sixth form students choose to take on one of our four A level subjects and go on to further study at university.
The department employs a wide range of teaching methods but with a firm foundation in traditional high expectations of achievement and discipline. ICT is deeply embedded within the curriculum allowing us to stretch and challenge our students. The department is made up of individuals with a wide variety of specialisms and prides itself on the diversity of approaches tailored to the needs of the pupils. We offer a very well-resourced, wide-ranging and challenging curriculum without being prescriptive and staff are encouraged to generate creative and inspirational lessons.
We take a caring and holistic approach to the whole pupil and endeavour to help them achieve their potential.
If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking either ‘apply now’ or ‘how to apply’. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer. Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered. Please also write a letter of no more than two sides of A4 to explain why you are the best candidate for this post and what you would contribute to our school, with examples from your recent work if possible.
We will acknowledge all applications by email. If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The school has an Equal Opportunities policy. If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful. Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.
Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview. Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.
Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK. We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.
Closing date: Monday 23 April 2018 at 9.00am
Interview date: To be confirmed