Teacher of English, Leatherhead

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Therfield SchoolLeatherhead

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7NZ Tel: 01372 818123 Fax: 01372 818124   Teacher of English – September 2018 start 

‘Ideal position for an NQT, but a TLR is also available based on experience’  

An enthusiastic and innovative English teacher is required to help drive forward Therfield’s cohesive and ambitious English Department. The Department is a leading area within the school that regularly and significantly exceeds National benchmarks in terms of both progress and outcomes, therefore the ideal candidate will be driven and ambitious and have high expectations of themselves and those around them.  The English Department achieved 88% best entry GCSE English 9-4 outcomes for students in the previous academic year and attributes its success to its long-term commitment to developing staff at every stage of their careers as Teachers of English.   The successful applicant will be expected to teach English to GCSE and, ideally, should be able to teach a range of modules at A-level. Applications are welcome from Full time, Part time, NQTs and more experienced candidates. 

 Therfield is a mixed 11-18 Community School where “teachers have high expectations of students, attainment is significantly above the national average, students enjoy their learning and are proud of their school.”  Ofsted 2013. Our School Vision and Aims reflect our ethos, which is to strive for the highest possible academic standards in an environment of exciting learning opportunities, where individuals can develop their talents in safe and friendly surroundings. These aims are reflected in our ethos of “The Best for All: Excellence, Leadership, Opportunity.”  Leadership development for staff and students is a key focus of the school and we have a highly positive reputation for staff development.    Attributes and Experience.  

 • An enthusiastic and motivated teacher with a record of outstanding classroom practice 

• Experience of A Level English Literature, English Language or Media Studies teaching is desirable 

• A strong leader and team player 

• An innovator with drive and determination 

• All staff are expected to be a tutor as we see this as a vital part of promoting student progress. 

• A commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for all young people to develop the character and resilience they need to succeed in modern Britain.   

Therfield has recently been selected as one of the first 3 schools in South East England to receive the prestigious National DfE Character Awards.  This award celebrates excellence and diversity in this field, recognising that character is already being encouraged, nurtured and developed alongside academic rigour through a variety of programmes in and outside the school.  This means that the successful candidate will need to be able to deliver high academic standards, but also a commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for all young people to develop the character and resilience they need to succeed in modern Britain.  

The next steps: If you are interested in the post please contact the school for further information.  If you believe you can meet our requirements please apply.  You can download an application pack from www.therfield.surrey.sch.uk, or alternatively email jkelly@therfield.surrey.sch.uk .   

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday, 29th January 2018.  

 The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 818123
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