English Teacher, Alperton, London

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Alperton Community SchoolAlperton, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (£28,660 - £38,624)/UPS (£43,616 - £47,298), Inner London Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent

We are a large, mixed, 11-18 academy with over 300 students in our sixth form.  Due to our increased popularity as a school, we expanded our roll from 8 to 10 form entry in September 2017.  Alperton Community School is proud to be an inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our most recent Ofsted rating in July 2016 recognised the school as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management. 

The school achieved its best ever set of GCSE results in 2017. The percentage of students achieving five good GCSEs (Grade 4+/A*-C) including English and maths has increased by 22% over the last four years and now stands at 64%. In 2016 and 2017 the school has been ranked in the top 5% of schools nationally for student progress at GCSE (Progress 8 = +0.51), and ranked in the top 1% for maths and the top 9% for English.  The school has been graded in the highest category “well above average” in both 2016 and 2017 DfE Performance Tables.

We are very fortunate to have opened a new school building in January 2017.  The new building has 83 new classrooms with purpose-built specialist Drama, Music, Art and DT facilities, as well as 14 Science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms and new outdoor sports facilities.  Every classroom has state of the art ICT facilities

Alperton Community School has featured in the media recently as one of our home-grown Art teachers, Andria Zafirakou, reached the top 10 in the $1m Global Teacher Prize 2018.  The school also won the TES Maths Department of the Year 2017 and is one of only 100 schools in the country to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.

The Role 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of English. The successful candidate will be joining a successful department that inspire and excite students about their learning. We are committed to achieving success for all of our students. It will offer the successful candidate a friendly, highly supportive and committed working environment within a culture of success and professional growth. The school offers excellent support for NQTs in their induction year.

We are committed to continuous professional development.  We are one of only four schools in the country to have achieved the Platinum Professional Development Mark.  

The Person

You will be a passionate and caring practitioner who is committed to planning and delivering lessons to a high standard.  A commitment to developing the curriculum and implementing assessment for learning is essential.   Your teaching must be inclusive to all students, in particular stretching the most able and making good use of ICT.  A sound knowledge and understanding of summative and formative assessment of student work is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to teach English across the full age and ability range up to and including A Levels. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate and support all team members. 

The Benefits

  • On-going extensive PD programme
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Earn and learn

Closing Date: 19 March 2018
Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 19 March 2018

To apply, please visit our vacancies page. Completed application forms may be emailed to; hr@alperton.brent.sch.uk.  

Supplementary Information

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an inclusive community school and encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Successful candidate(s) will be required to undertake an Enhanced and Barred Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

Only successful candidates will be notified.  If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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More about Alperton Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper-school site, Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8902 2038