TEACHER OF ENGLISH
Full-time - MPS (Outer London)
“A Good School with Outstanding Behaviour and Safety and Outstanding Leadership and Management.” Ofsted December 2013
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified teacher of English who has a real enthusiasm for the subject and who is capable of teaching across all Key Stages. The post would equally suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher who has obtained a good degree in English or a related discipline. The ability or willingness to teach A-Level English Literature is desirable but not essential.
The English Department at Vyners is very strong with GCSE results consistently well above the national average; in 2017 87% of students achieved a 9-4 grade. All of our students also study English Literature at GCSE and a high proportion gain a 9-4 grade (88% in 2017). An increasing number of students go on to study English Literature at A Level with 58% achieving A*-B in 2017.
Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed six form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages. A school record of 84% of students achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Maths at GCSE in 2017 and we were ranked in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress measures and attainment in 2016. At A-Level 30% of all grades were A*-A and 55% A*-B. The school converted to academy status on 1st November 2011 and is the lead school in the Vyners Learning Trust which also includes a primary school.
We are well known for high academic standards, good behaviour, and our strong community spirit including a strong house system with students leading their peers. “Behaviour and attitudes are exceptional” (Ofsted 2013). Many students are involved in extracurricular sport, music and drama, performing at a high level including prestigious public events and performing in our own school productions.
• A friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work
• A comprehensive programme of mentoring and continued professional development
• A lively, friendly and supportive team of specialist English teachers achieving excellent results
• A full induction programme to help you get to know the school
• An annual two day Staff Conference with excellent keynote speakers
• Interactive whiteboards in all teaching rooms.
Start Date: 1 January 2018
Closing Date for Applications: 9am - Friday 13 October 2017
Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.
For full details of this post, an application form and further information please visit the vacancies section of our website: www.vynersschool.org.uk. Applications via email to Frances Webb (HR / Office Manager), firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01895-200853).