Teacher of English, Croydon

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Shirley High School Performing Arts CollegeCroydon

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Start date: 1 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS – A position of Lead Practitioner (Teaching & Learning) could be offered to a suitable candidate – leadership pay scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


MPS/UPS – A position of Lead Practitioner (Teaching & Learning) could be offered to a suitable candidate – leadership pay scale

Shirley High School is a proud multicultural school with an established reputation of integrity and excellence.  Our school is at the heart of a vibrant and diverse community, with over 1000 students benefiting from our fabulous site and leafy surroundings.  Along with our clear values and ethos this helps to create a positive learning environment for both students and staff.  We also benefit from excellent transport links to London and the surrounding areas plus on onsite gym and ample free parking.

We have high expectations in all we do and believe that all our students can be the best in the world at whatever they decide to pursue through their hard work, determination, leadership and compassion.  We strive for excellence through a broad curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities; whilst also ensuring that both students and staff are developed both in and out of the classroom. 

We are currently looking for a highly skilled, hardworking and ambitious English teacher to raise standards and student outcomes; not only in our strong English department but also as part of a specialist team working on Teaching and Learning across the school.

We are looking for someone who: 

• is an outstanding teacher

• has a successful track record of teaching English from 11 - 18 

• is able to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge 

• is motivated and enthusiastic

• has the energy to build on recent GCSE results and will help to drive forward high quality post 16 provision

• will be resourceful and innovative 

• has first rate communication and organisational skills

• has experience coaching and developing staff

We offer excellent working conditions with key benefits that include:

• Cycle to Work scheme

• Staff Mentoring

• Staff car park on site

• Fitness Suite

• Yoga classes

• A strong focus on the professional development of all staff within our school

Should you believe you have the skills to perform this role to the highest possible standards and are truly passionate about joining us on our journey then we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact us to arrange a tour of the school or speak with our new Principal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  More information can be downloaded from our website www.shirley.croydon.sch.uk  

Full details/application form available from:  www.shirley.croydon.sch.uk.  Completed application forms can be sent via email to: office@shirley.croydon.sch.uk

Closing date:   Monday 14 October 2019 at 9.00 am

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 16 October 2019

More about Shirley High School Performing Arts College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shirley Church Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5EF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8656 9755
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Shirley High School Performing Arts College is a mixed, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in Surrey, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Shirley has approximately 1,000 students on record.