Head of English, Lambeth

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Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

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Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Streatham & Clapham High School is seeking an outstanding English Teacher to lead a high-performing and ambitious English Department.

You will teach English to pupils across the 11- 18 age range, inspiring and promoting excellent attainment in the subject and leading by example to promote high standards of teaching and learning.

You will have a passion for teaching, the ability to inspire girls to outperform expectations, and the willingness to contribute energetically and enthusiastically to the curricular and co-curricular life of this ambitious and high-achieving department.

The Department

The English Department is lively and thriving, delivering a shared vision of promoting excellence in the study of English literature and language. Members of the Department also run a range of clubs and societies, including Literary Society, a book club, and a Debating Society. The English results in recent public examinations have been exceptionally strong, attesting to the Department’s high standards and innovative practice. Each year, a number of sixth-form pupils proceed to read English at some of the UK’s most competitive universities.

About Streatham & Clapham High School

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work. The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

· Competitive salaries and pay progression

· Access to extensive professional development opportunities

· Training grants for qualifications

· Generous pension schemes

· Free life assurance benefit

· A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

· Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans

· A Cycle to Work scheme

· Competitive terms and conditions of employment

To apply, please click apply to complete the School's application form. 

Please send your complete application form to our HR and Recruitment Manager, Kayleigh Sullivan at hr@schs.gdst.net 

The closing date is noon on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

Interviews will take place on 27 June 2018.

Streatham and Clapham High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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More about Streatham and Clapham High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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Streatham & Clapham High School (SCHS) is a highly successful independent, academically selective school for girls aged 3-18.  It offers an inspiring, enlightened and rigorously challenging education in a lively, vibrant and warmly supportiv...