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Teacher of English

The Polesworth SchoolPolesworth, North Warwickshire

Do you believe that young people should be inspired to ‘Dare to Dream’? We are currently looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic qualified Teacher of English to join our wonderful team of committed staff.

Your opportunity

Apply now to join our Outstanding school. The successful candidate should be confident to teach at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. We are happy to accept applications from NQTs and experienced teachers.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious professional to join our team of committed staff who ‘have excellent knowledge, both of their subject and of the way students are assessed.’ (Ofsted). Exceptional professional development opportunities, that take account of experience and ambition, exist within the school itself linked to our successful Teaching School.

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of an academy chain established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders. Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions. Additional responsibilities will be available for an exceptional candidate.

What we are looking for:

We wish to appoint a talented individual who wants to be a part of transforming education in North Warwickshire, and helping to create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for:

• QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree

• Strong subject knowledge

• The ability to teach the English curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

• A person who shares our common sense of purpose and high expectations of what students can achieve

About The Polesworth School

Polesworth is a true comprehensive with an intake covering the full ability range.  Examination results are consistently good with students achieving at or above the national average in the majority of subjects and this is reflected in our outstanding value added scores, which consistently place us amongst the top schools in the country.  Standards are equally high in other areas so essential to a balanced education, such as sport, music and drama.

On the 1st November 2012 we established the Community Academies Trust - a well regarded and recognised Academy Sponsor, recently commended by the DFE for the ‘strong performance’ across our academies.  We are very pleased to be able to announce that our ‘Outstanding’ status was again recognised by Ofsted in March 2015.

The school is over-subscribed with a roll of approximately 1500, including a thriving sixth form.  We work closely with our primary partner schools.  Parents are very supportive, and the school has an active parent-teacher association.

Polesworth occupies a very attractive site, set amongst trees and gardens in ten acres of grounds.  We are well-resourced and have a good range of facilities, including a Sports Centre whose use is shared with the community, a Drama studio and a separate sixth form block with its own teaching, study and social areas and three new buildings built within the last 10 years - the most recent opening in January 2013.

Key Stage 3 students study all National Curriculum subjects together with Personal Development.  We teach French and German and all year 7 students are taught in mixed ability and broad ability groups.  In year 8 broad ability is sustained. Students follow a common core of English, English Literature, Maths, Science, RS, PE, and Personal Development at KS4.  In addition, they take option subjects according to the Pathway they have been allocated.  Tomlinson Hall Sixth Form Centre offers a very wide range of ‘A’ levels and some vocational courses.

There is a happy and committed staff team of over 200.  The Strategic Leadership Team comprises the Headteacher, three Deputy Headteachers, the Director of Sixth Form, three Assistant Headteachers, the School Business Manager and the HR Manager.  Heads of Department and Heads of Year are line managed by members of SLT.  All staff at the school work hard to ensure that all students develop and achieve their aspirations.  This work is based on high expectations, care and individual understanding of all our young people.

The pastoral structure of our school is horizontal and all students belong to one of four Houses – Arden, Kenilworth, Stratford and Warwick.  The four houses fulfil an important role in establishing the ethos of our school. - an ethos based around ensuring excellent social and academic achievement.  There is a healthy rivalry between the Houses in a range of activities including sport.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation – Mrs Nicky Holland, HR Manager & Head’s PA,

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The above post is subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate with Barred List check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site

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