Teacher of English

The Royal Grammar SchoolBuckinghamshire

Single accommodation may be available

The role

The RGS English Department is an exciting place to be and the emphasis is very much on a forward-thinking approach to the subject. Each member of the team combines expertise with a clear passion for developing new approaches to teaching and learning. The successful applicant will have drive, energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour. We want teachers who love their subject and want to work as part of a team to make our English Department the very best.

The perfect applicant will be an insightful teacher who has a good honours degree. A teacher who can evidence their passion about their subject and embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning. We seek a teacher who cares deeply about the welfare and pastoral wellbeing of the young people in their care, and has a balanced sense of perspective and a good sense of humour. In exchange, we will welcome you, with the opportunity to teach some of the brilliant young gentlemen.


We offer:

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free membership of the School’s fitness suite
  • Free use of the swimming pool
  • Tax efficient purchases of gadgets through the tech scheme
  • Staff common room with free tea & coffee
  • On site hot and cold food
  • Social functions/concerts/plays etc
  • Car parking onsite 
  • Accommodation (limited)
  • Long-service awards

The School

With its origins in the 13th Century, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1562. Much has changed since, but RGS continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading state selective schools in the country having been consistently rated ‘outstanding’. 

We have high academic standards, excellent examination results and consistently feature as one of the top 60 state schools in England. Almost all students progress to university with approximately 18 attending Oxford or Cambridge each academic year. We offer a huge range of co-curricular experiences, the extent of which is, I believe, unparalleled in the state sector.  

Our innovative teachers deliver a high-quality classroom experience underpinned by our RGS Ethos of Learning. Exceptional pastoral care ensures that, in a large school, every boy is known as an individual.

We encourage all Wycombiensians to be self-confident, positive, healthy and enquiring young men who acquire the qualities of tolerance and respectfulness embodied through a modesty of manner. 

Most of our students are day boys. Boarding, however, has a unique capacity to shape the lives of young people and RGS offers this provision to 70 boys as one of 40 state boarding schools. Boarding plays a substantial role within the life of the School.

To see the full range of activities undertaken at the school, we would encourage you to visit our website (www.rgshw.com).  

Headmaster: Mr Philip Wayne

Closing date: 8am, Monday 19 April 2021

The Royal Grammar School is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of all pupils. Appointment is conditional upon at least two satisfactory references. All staff are required, before taking up post, to undertake an enhanced criminal record check through DBS.

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