Teacher of English
For September 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Interviews: Monday 26 February 2018
2017 saw record results across the board and we are now proud to be comfortably the highest attaining school in the locality with 64% of year 11 gaining the equivalent of 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.
The English department is a particularly strong and supportive team who work and plan collaboratively to ensure that all students have opportunities to make excellent progress. Results are strong with 73% of students achieving Level 4+ in 2017, our highest results to date. OfSTED June 2016 stated “Leaders and teachers have successfully helped disadvantaged pupils to make faster progress, particularly in English.”
We are a secondary school with a fantastic student body and dedicated and talented staff. You will join us at an exciting time as we continue our journey to become an outstanding academy.
Our vision for the school is to deliver outstanding education to our students, not only in terms of academic success, but by ensuring we develop the “whole child”. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.
If you are an experienced and effective Teacher of English looking for an excellent team to progress your career with or an NQT looking for their first role, this is an excellent opportunity. We will commit to improving your pedagogy and you will enjoy working in a school where the students are hugely positive and keen to learn.
We know that to realise our vision we need to attract, develop and reward our people. We are an ‘Investor in People’, and are committed to the professional development and career progression of our employees.
The successful candidate will:
Improve as a teacher through our tailored professional development programme (we run weekly training sessions that all staff have access to in addition to bespoke individual development)
Have opportunities for promotion (in a relatively small College new opportunities for leadership and personal development frequently arise)
Be supported by a performance management system that rewards excellence
Have access to national ground-breaking English CPD
The essential qualities for the Teacher of English include:
A qualified and effective classroom practitioner with experience of teaching KS3 & KS4
A commitment to, and a passion for, the teaching of English
A commitment to developing their own pedagogy and that of others
A commitment to meeting all the requirements for safeguarding children
Effective organisation and communication skills
A commitment to Inclusion
If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or would like to visit the College and meet staff and pupils, please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) on 01933 650496.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.
Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all posts at the College.