The governors of Darland High School are looking to appoint a passionate teacher of English to join our Faculty of English and Communication. You will join a high performing team, who have experienced significant improvement in both KS3 and KS4 outcomes in recent years.
Darland High School is an 11-16 English medium comprehensive school with 850 students on roll. Serving a cluster of villages in between Wrexham and Chester, the school enjoys easy road and rail access to North West England and North Wales.
The school has a reputation for academic excellence, achieving results at both key stages, which are consistently above both local and national averages. Our Year 11 in 2017 achieved excellent results with 65% achieving at least 5 good GCSEs with English and Maths. We have close relations local community as well as with neighbouring schools, with whom there is a spirit of active curriculum collaboration. The school is set in extensive landscaped grounds and has benefitted from a major rebuilding programme, which saw new science block open in 2011 and the English move in to a new suite of classrooms in the main building. As a result of the improvements in the school, we are oversubscribed in most years.
We are looking for someone who has a love of language and literature and is also able to teach English to GCSE level. We would also be very interested in candidates who have the ability to teach Drama up to GCSE, although this is not essential. Applications must be received by midday on Wednesday 28th February. Interviews will take place shortly afterwards.