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1:1 Tutor in English

Melksham Oak Community SchoolMelksham, Wiltshire


Salary: £25 per hour

Location: Melksham Oak Community School

Contract Term: Casual

Closing Date: 12 December 2021

Interview Date: TBA 

Hours: as required on a casual basis

Start: January 2022

Note: Early application is encouraged as suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

About the Opportunity

Are you a qualified teacher who is experienced in the delivery of English subjects to KS3 & KS4 students? 

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher to provide robust and effective education of English to a designated set of students (small group or in a 1:1 capacity), in accordance with the requirements of the school and our Trust, keeping in line with the school`s visions, values and schemes of work and any policies of the Trust and Governing Body.

Creativity will drive your teaching to encourage and inspire our students. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged to keep our students engaged, generating and fuelling the students’ curiosity and sparking inquisitive questions through our holistic approach.

You will have


  • Attained QTS or equivalent is desirable  
  • Assessed as a good or outstanding teacher  
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the curriculum requirements and developments within your subject specialism  
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of a range of assessment for learning strategies  
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

For full details and expectations of this opportunity, please find attached the job description and person specification. Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please call us on 01225 792700 to book some time in.


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:


  • Car Purchase scheme (P)  
  • Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)  
  • Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)  
  • Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)  
  • Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)  
  • Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.   References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

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