Bury Grammar School aims to be a leading academic institution and the school of first choice for pupils, parents and staff in the area.
We are seeking to appoint, from January 2020, an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join an outward-looking and high achieving faculty. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, passionate about their subject, and must be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school.
The English Faculty at Bury Grammar School is a thriving team of nine members of staff, including the Head of Faculty and the Whole School Literacy Coordinator. We work together to nurture excellent results from the young people we teach: in 2019 our students achieved exceptional standards in the new GCSE and A level specifications, with over one in 3 grades awarded at the coveted A*, 9 or 8 level 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. The Faculty also works closely with the School’s librarians; we aim to create a reading culture throughout the school and to instil in our pupils a love of reading and of learning. Beyond the classroom, the Faculty offers a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop their interests in English. We organise theatre trips and screenings, author visits and much-anticipated National Poetry Day and World Book Day celebrations. We run a broad range of extracurricular clubs, including our literary Senior Book Club, Year 7 debating 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.