English Teacher (2nd in charge), Purley, Surrey

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Thomas More Catholic SchoolPurley, Surrey

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint an outstanding, highly motivated and ambitious colleague to be 2nd in charge of our English department. We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have a passion for English and who will employ strategies to move the department to outstanding.

The English department is an established, efficient, hardworking and successful team and results have been consistently good. You will join an energetic school which strives to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations of achievement. You will be required to assist the HoD with leading the department.

About the school

Thomas More Catholic School is an above national average, popular 11 – 19 inclusive Catholic school situated in Purley. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff retention rates. We ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest quality; rigorous, challenging, differentiated and engaging. Our aim is for educational excellence in all areas. 

What we can offer you

We have a strong focus on student and staff wellbeing which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We offer excellent professional development to help you further your career, as well as support and challenge from our highly strategic Senior Leadership Team to help you ‘Bring out the Best’ in our students.

We also offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including:

  • Twilight CPD Sessions for all staff
  • Lunch provided in return for duties
  • Historic building in a beautiful setting, with multiple sports facilities and a swimming pool 
  • Forward thinking and vibrant place to work
  • High staff morale and a happy team culture amongst all staff
  • Free parking on site. Situated a 10 minute walk from Purley train station with fast train links to Central London and the South East
  • Opportunities for career development through our high commitment to CPD


How to apply

For more information about the school, please visit www.tmore.org.uk  

Note: you do not need to be Catholic to apply.

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete our online application form.

Closing date: 12:00pm on Monday, 20th May 2019

Interview date to be decided upon Shortlisting

The Governors of Thomas More Catholic School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The appointment is subject to the normal pre-employment clearances (e.g. satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory outcome to your Enhanced DBS Disclosure).



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Russell Hill Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2XP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 86686251
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