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Curriculum Leader English

St George's Junior SchoolWeybridge, Surrey

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an experienced, successful and collaborative English department in a thriving independent school. The team currently consists of specialist teachers who are responsible for the teaching in Years 5 and 6. Groups of pupils from Years 3 and 4 are also taught by the department to provide them with the additional support they require. Class sizes typically range from 10-20 pupils and each class is timetabled for lessons four times per week. Pupils are well-behaved, polite, keen to learn and are all encouraged to achieve their individual best. Teachers in the department have high expectations for all, but very much tailor their lessons to suit the needs of each pupil.  

Planning in Years 5 and 6 is overseen by the Curriculum Leader during weekly team planning meetings but input and ideas from the whole team is very much encouraged. In Years 3 and 4, the nature of the teaching follows a structured programme with opportunities for cross curricular learning, through linking the tasks closely to the other subject areas, including Art, Science, Geography, History and Computing. In the Lower Years (Nursery to Year 2), the Curriculum Leader for English works closely with the Assistant Curriculum Leader to monitor English teaching and to support colleagues with planning and the curriculum. Recent projects have included a significant focus on developing the children’s phonics skills, which has made a huge difference to their progress and confidence with reading.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in teaching 11+ English to a high standard. You will be a creative thinker, with an evident passion for the subject and a keen desire to enthuse pupils and colleagues. You will enjoy working as part of a team and leading others, have a good sense of humour, and will maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues.  

The current success of this well-established team is due to the collective experience and supportive nature of all involved. Results at 11+ are high with many achieving scholarships to St George’s College and other highly selective senior schools. Our aim is to develop independent, lifelong learners who are well prepared for their next stage of learning and we are seeking someone who shares our aims.

Full details about how to apply, along with a job description and person specification, can be found in the Candidate Information Pack. 

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Friday 8 October with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 12 October. 

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