Head of English, Marlow

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Sir William Borlase's Grammar SchoolMarlow

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Start date: Required for January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive • TLR 1A-1B (dependent on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

If you are passionate about teaching English, would enjoy extending and enriching the English experience of able, enthusiastic students and are eager to lead a team of experienced and dedicated colleagues then this is the leadership role for you.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dynamic and creative approach to teaching, a passion for the subject and the necessary skills and vision to enhance further the excellent teaching and learning within the department.

You will be responsible for leading and managing a team of experienced and dedicated teachers, and have the ability to provide clear, effective guidance to colleagues, developing their teaching practice as well as maximising standards of student attainment.

The school has the highest progress 8 of all Buckinghamshire Grammar schools and has excellent GCSE and A Level results. Students study English at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities.

Our English Department is a vibrant learning environment with student-led Academic Societies, large numbers of students completing EPQs and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities embracing creative writing and wider reading clubs. 

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, a member of Marlow Education Trust, is a selective-entry, co-educational grammar school located in the centre of the attractive Thames-side town of Marlow, Buckinghamshire.  The school is heavily oversubscribed, having an excellent academic record, placing well on a variety of national league tables. Standards of attainment are well above the national average, and in 2017 it had the highest Progress 8 score of all the Buckinghamshire Grammar schools. The school also has a high reputation for its outstanding Sixth Form and the many and varied extra curricular activities.   

For an application form please visit www.swbgs.com and click on Job Vacancies or email asummerfield@swbgs.com for more information.

Applications submitted via email should be sent to Mrs Anna Summerfield at asummerfield@swbgs.com

The closing date is Friday 28th September 2018 but early applications will be considered as they arrive. You are welcome to visit the school beforehand – please email to make an appointment.

The school is fully committed to the DCSF guidance on Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education and all candidates for the post will therefore be subject to vetting procedures following Buckinghamshire County Council's guidance on Safer Recruitment and Selection in Schools.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2BR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1628 816500
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