Wollaston School is a large, rural community school located in a village setting about 15 minutes drive from Northampton. The student intake draws on nearby villages and the towns of Earls Barton, Wellingborough, and Irchester. We have over 1400 students on roll with approximately 240 students in the Sixth Form. The school is over-subscribed. Wollaston School was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2017.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed English teacher who is able to teach and lead English throughout the school at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and A-Level. The successful candidate will be well-qualified & have an passion for their subject. The role will include; developing teaching and learning of the highest quality across the faculty, tracking and monitoring student progress to ensure optimal outcomes for all students and developing a research based approach to staff professional development.
This key role is well-suited for someone who has the drive and determination to ensure that all students succeed. We would welcome applicants who are aspirational and want to progress further in their career, possibly onto a Head of Faculty role, or even beyond, and you will work in an exceptional and supportive environment that will develop your professional skills should this be your goal.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Faculty and Heads of Years to ensure that we are fully prepared for the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum, that is both challenging but also accessible for all students.
English is taught to all students throughout Key Stage 3; students have four 50-minute lessons each week. At GCSE, all students take both English Language and English Literature at GCSE. Both of these subjects are currently offered at Key Stage 5 and the faculty also offers Media Studies as an A-level subject. The faculty has consistently produced some of the best results in Northamptonshire over the last five years, with over 88% of students achieving grade 4 in English at GCSE in 2019 and 23% achieving a grade 7 or above. In the Sixth Form, English and Media Studies have been popular subject options and several students go on to do English related courses at university each year.
We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including support of the Teacher Pension Scheme, Cycle to work Scheme, Discounted Onsite Gym Membership & Onsite Parking. Wollaston School is a fantastic place to work and study. Informal visits are welcomed if you would to see us in action and to learn more about us prior to your application.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 9.00am Monday 12th April 2021
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 19th April 2021
Please contact Mrs Louisa Nixon, HR & Operations Manager, for an application form, further details about this role or to arrange a visit on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can download details directly from the school website at: www.wollastonschool.com
Wollaston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years