Teacher of English, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Closing date:

St Catherine's CollegeEastbourne, East Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: Easter or September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: TMS / UPS / Leadership pay scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of English

We are looking to recruit to our existing strong team a committed Teacher of English who is passionate about their subject area.

There is an opportunity of a Lead Practitioner role, paid on the leadership salary scale for an exceptional candidate.  This would require the successful candidate to share their subject expertise and be prepared to lead projects within their specialism.

Additionally at St Catherine's College we are part of a growing trust called DCAT (Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust) currently part of six acadamies.  This offers the opportunity of career development, potentially working in different settings and leading cross trust projects in English.

We are proud of our college, our talented and highly motivated staff and pupils.  Our staff team work tirelessly to ensure that teaching is the best it can be and everyone has a role to play in this.  We support each other and there is an open, friendly and collegiate atmosphere where new members of the team are welcomed and supported.

We are:

An Investors in People Gold Award School, which means that we invest heavily and value the development of all our staff.

An inclusive Church of England School with the benefits of links with the Diocese of Chichester and the opportunity to promote strong lating values based on the Christian faith.

Recognised by Ofsted as a strong 'good' and are working towards outstanding.  We are also rated as 'outstanding' for leadership and our Chistian distinctiveness as a Church School.

In terms of English at St Catherine's College, we follow a condensed two year Key Stage 3 and, therefore, a three year Key Stage 4.  Pupils follow the WJEC (Eduqas) English Language and AQA English Literature GCSE examinations.  Ofsted have recognised that 'Higher proportions of students make expected progress in English than is the case nationally.'

We offer you:

A highly competitive salary

Excellent career development opportunities

Opportunity of career development within the trust - potentially working in different settings leading cross MAT projects in English.

A geographical location, being situated near Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne's award winning Marina.  It is part of several miles of beautiful coastline, including the South Downs National Park, the white cliffs of Beachy Head and 1066 country.

A friendly, supportive and caring staff team.

A fabulous staff room with complimentary tea and coffee.

A cafe that serves at breakfast, break and lunch using freshly sourced ingredients.

Plentiful staff car parking in two on site car parks.

Did you know that buying a house in East Sussex can be cheaper than in many other counties in the UK.  Average house prices are lower than the national average.

This advert and our website can only give you a flavour of the college.  We therefore encourage visits for prospective candidates to see our college in action.  We do understand however that visits are not always possible or practical and you would not be at a disadvantage if you are unable to visit the college.

Completed application forms and letters of application should be sent directly to the college adressed to Mrs S Windsor, Head of Personnel, SWindsor@stcatherines.college, and arrive by no later than noon on Thursday 25 January 2018.

Please use the standard application form, accompanied by a letter of application, which must be no more that two sides of A4.  In your letter of application you should clearly address the relevant sections of the person specification for this post which can be found in the applicant pack.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance.

Shortlisted candidates should hear from us shortly after the closing date.  St Catherine's is a thriving college with a bright future and a vibrant and collegiate atmosphere within which to work.  We are keen to appoint quality candidates to join what we believe is one of the best staff teams.

For further information about this post or an appointment to visit St Catherine's please telephone Sandie Windsor, 01323 465469 or email SWindsor@stcatherines.college.

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More about St Catherine's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Priory Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7BL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 465400
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