The Grange Senior School is seeking to recruit a Teacher of English on a full time and permanent basis. This would be to commence in September 2020.
The English Department is one of the largest departments at The Grange School with colleagues working closely with each other, sharing good practice and contributing to the development of the department.
At GCSE, students follow the AQA specifications in English Language and English Literature. English Literature is also a popular option in the Sixth Form and the School follow the AQA Specification A for the A Level course. Examination results reflect the high standards that are expected. In 2019, the Department achieved the following results:
• GCSE English Language – Grades 7-9 (55%), Grades 6-9 (80%)
• GCSE English Literature – Grades 7-9 (59%), Grades 6-9 (78%)
• A Level English Literature – A*/A (40%), A*/B (63%)
There will be the expectation that the post holder will also offer co-curricular activities.
The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.
• planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
• establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
• teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
• maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND Coordinator.
• assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
• preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
• ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
• promoting independent learning;
• assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
• in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.
• promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
• providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
• participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
• including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
• acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.
Professional Responsibilities and Duties
• maintaining good order and discipline;
• safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
• having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
• exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
• supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
• participating in organizational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties;
• attending Morning Assembly;
• invigilating internal (and some external) examinations;
• making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
• advising and co-operating with the Head and other teachers on the development of the school;
• participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
• helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
• attending and helping at public events; in particular, attendance at Prizegiving, Open Morning (usually the last Saturday in September) and Entrance Examination (usually the first Saturday in February) is compulsory. All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
• giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.
• participation in the extra-curricular programme;
• participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.
Please see job pack for person specification
To apply for the role of Teacher of English please write a letter of application to support a fully completed application form and names of two referees to:
The Grange School
Please mark the envelope ‘FAO: Mrs Lynn Geary’ in the top left hand corner. Applications are also accepted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 12noon on 9th April 2020.