Teacher of English, Hertfordshire

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Bishop's Stortford CollegeHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: College Salary Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Appointment of a Full-Time Teacher of English
Starting in September 2019

Are you looking to teach English within a friendly and vibrant Independent School? 

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities. 

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.  

The Senior School 

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.

Ensuring this process of all round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation.

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.

The Post

An innovative and creative teacher with a passion for literature is required to join a thriving and highly successful department with superb GCSE and A Level results and a flourishing extra-curricular programme. There may also be an opportunity to teach Media for the right candidate.  The successful candidate will be eager to contribute to the extra-curricular work of the department and the wider life of the school. In return he or she can expect rewarding teaching, supportive colleagues and a salary that is above the national scale.

Application Process

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two acceptable references.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 19th April 2019.   

Interviews aimed to be held week commencing 22nd or 29th April 2019. 

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be either uploaded below or sent by email to hr@bishopsstortfordcollege.org, or by post to:

Bishop’s Stortford College
10 Maze Green Road
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2PJ

And if we still haven’t tempted you…

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time! 

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’ 

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.

Job location

More about Bishop's Stortford College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1279 838575
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