Teacher of English, Winchester

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Winchester CollegeWinchester

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

Winchester College seeks to appoint a well-qualified, able and inspiring Teacher of English. The successful candidate, who will teach throughout the school, will be enthusiastic about promoting literacy, literature and culture, and will join a thriving 10-strong department. Recent results in Pre-U English have been outstanding: in summer 2017, over 80% of pupils taking the course obtained Distinction grades. In the new Cambridge 9-1 IGCSE over 50% of pupils gained grade 8 or 9, with over 70% at grade 7 or above.

As well as academic success, the English department contributes to the rich co-curricular offering of the school, especially through its English society and the school’s magazine for the creative arts. Teachers give talks and workshops to foster enjoyment and appreciation of literature for its own sake; they direct and write plays for the boys, as well as organise theatre trips; they foster strong links with the school’s extensive library, as well as with partner schools in the maintained sector and institutions such as The Globe, Jane Austen’s House and Museum, and the Winchester Poetry Festival. 

The College, which was founded in 1382, is a boys’ boarding school of 700 pupils. We are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, first-class pastoral care and the maintenance of a broad and balanced liberal education for all our pupils. Through our non-examined general cultural studies programme (known as Division) we offer an approach to education which develops an intelligent and critical awareness of the world, strong communication skills and a confident ability to think independently and with originality. Our pupils enjoy living in a community in which academic engagement is regarded as a priority; we aim to foster in them an enthusiastic appetite for university study, an unaffected modesty of manner, a strong sense of social responsibility and a lifelong love of learning. In addition to teaching English, applicants are likely to be required to teach Division. 

This post will suit teachers of the highest calibre who will relish the challenge of working with able and articulate pupils in a historic site of unparalleled architectural beauty in the heart of Winchester. All our full time teachers are expected to act as tutors in one of the boarding houses, thereby making a significant contribution to the pastoral care of our pupils. In addition to this, the successful applicant will be required to contribute in some capacity to our sports and co-curricular programme. 

Further information about the school can be found at www.winchestercollege.org.

This position includes a generous benefits package and appropriate housing.

To apply please click here and attach a full CV and letter of application by Monday 15 January 2018. 

Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and DBS checks.

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More about Winchester College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1962 621100

Situated in Hampshire, Winchester College is an independent, secondary school for boys aged between 13 and 18. The school was founded in 1382 by the Bishop of Winchester, William of Wykeham. It was expanded in the 19th Century to accommodate the popu...