Expiring soon

Teacher of English (with additional responsibility available)

Wolsingham SchoolDurham, County

Located at the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Wolsingham School is just a short drive west of Durham. Based on our four pillars of academic excellence, a rich extracurricular life, character and citizenship, and exceptional pastoral care, we are committed to helping every child fulfil their true potential. 

The school has grown and we are now seeking to appoint an additional full time English teacher who is passionate about teaching English, is an excellent practitioner and is committed to bringing out the best in our students. An additional allowance is available to candidates whose experience shows they can successfully take on further responsibility, either in English or across the school in the academic, pastoral or ‘personal development’ areas.

We are very proud of our English faculty. Over 70% of our students typically pass English and Maths but, equally importantly, English and our ‘reading culture’ are at the heart of school life. Our students regularly take part in a range of activities, including an annual Readathon, the BBC ‘500 words’ short story competition, the Peter Hetherington Poetry Contest, a trip to Harry Potter World, and twice weekly ‘Drop Everything and Read’ sessions. English is a vibrant and creative Faculty that is popular with students and is constantly challenging them to think.  

Our school has a supportive, family atmosphere. Students are well-behaved and their relationships with staff are excellent. We run 10-15 extracurricular clubs each term and a huge range of educational visits throughout the year. In 2018, Ofsted warmly confirmed our ‘Good’ rating saying, “Pupils are very happy at school and wear their uniform with pride.” Our staff and Leadership Team are also extremely supportive and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. 

We are a member of the Advance Learning Partnership, an Equal Opportunities Employer, and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or religion. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. Our school is also committed to the protection and safety of its students; any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and appropriate references.

The Head Teacher, Mr Jonathan Ferstenberg, and the Faculty Lead for English, Mrs Sophie Harwood, would be very happy to answer any questions you have or to meet with you virtually.  To arrange this or to ask any other questions, please contact Miss Laura Percival, our Academic Logistics Officer, on 01388 527302 or email info@wolsinghamschool.net.  Applications may be downloaded from our website, which includes a video and virtual tour of our school as well as other helpful information.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 9AM Thursday 28 January

Interviews: Thursday 4 February

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