The Bury Grammar Schools are a family of independent, selective, day schools for girls and boys aged 3 to 18, which combines a strong tradition of academic excellence with the best of modern educational practice. The Schools are situated in the heart of Bury and are widely recognised as one of the top independent schools in the North West of England. In all, there are five Schools in the Bury Grammar Schools Foundation; a Senior Girls’ School, a Senior Boys’ School, a Junior Girls’ School, a Junior Boys’ School and a co-educational Infant School and Nursery. Currently there are over 1,300 girls and boys on roll, most living in the town of Bury, its suburbs and the surrounding area of North Manchester, including towns such as Bolton and Rochdale.
Exam results are very strong. In 2017 a truly impressive 65% of Bury Grammar School Girls GCSE grades were at the coveted A*/A level, and an astonishing 90% of grades were at A*-B. They also say a 100% pass at A Level examinations; 28% of grades were at the elite A/A* level, 64% of grades were at A* to B. In the Boys School they are also celebrating another successful year of GCSE results with a phenomenal 44% of grades at the coveted A/A* level. In A-levels they also excelled with a stunning 45% of grades at A*/A (set against a national average of 26%) and 71% of grades at A* - B
The English department at Bury Grammar School Girls is a thriving team of six members of staff, including the Head of Department. We work together to nurture excellent results from the young people we teach: in 2017 our students achieved exceptional standards in the new GCSE and A level specifications, with over 25% of pupils achieving at least one grade 9 at GCSE. We are committed to enabling our students to benefit from the very best standards of teaching and are proud of our departmental culture of collaboration. Beyond the classroom, the department offers a wide range of opportunities for girls to develop their love of English. We organise theatre trips and screenings, author visits and much-anticipated National Poetry Day and World Book Day celebrations. Alongside events, we run a broad range of extracurricular clubs, from our literary Senior Book Club to Year 7 debating club, Scrabble club and our very own annual book award. At an exciting time for our school and department, we look forward to welcoming a dedicated and passionate teacher to our successful team.
This is a part time, permanent contract, with the salary dependant on experience. This role is 0.5 of a timetable, as is only a part time role.
We expect candidates to have a good honours degree, accompanied by a relevant teaching qualification. The individual should have an interest and understanding of pastoral care with the willingness to undergo appraisal and continual professional development. Contribution to extracurricular activities is also important to us, so is highly desirable.
The job description and person specification can be found in the job information pack.
Closing date is noon on Wednesday 21st March 2018.