English Teacher, London

Closing date:

East London Science School (ELSS)London

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Start date: As Soon As Possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: On ELSS Scale - Equivalent to Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The East London Science School has entered its fifth year. As our popularity grows, we are keen to recruit exceptional individuals to work with the Principal to develop this unique and exciting school as we look to our first set of GCSE results in 2018.

We are seeking to appoint an English teacher to join our team at the East London Science School in October 2017. Despite this being a science school, English is at the heart of our curriculum and our school day. Reading and writing form a key part of school life: from the morning whole class reading sessions through to drama, poetry recitals, novel projects and debating competitions.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an English teacher to be part of a young vibrant team who believe strongly in the power of literature to change lives and empower the pupils in our care. We teach a knowledge rich curriculum with a strong focus on chronology, rhetoric and grammar. In lessons pupils are encouraged to be both critics and creators, with teachers using challenging, high quality texts and advanced questioning to inspire a love of literature. We have also developed a strong Enrichment programme through visits to the British Library, drama workshops, literary walking tours and creative writing sessions.

Our ideal candidate should be an ambitious, confident teacher who is ready to take up the challenge of KS3 and GCSE teaching and shares our ethos of high expectations for all pupils delivered through an academic education. They should be a literary enthusiast with a drive to instil a love of English in the hearts of all our pupils.

Joining our school means joining a team of passionate subject specialists. You will have the chance not only to contribute to the development of the English curriculum but also to contribute to the building of our school as we continue to grow over the years.

Closing date:  Friday 13th October 2017

Interview dates: Tuesday 17th October 2017 

The East London Science School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Find us on Twitter: @ELSS_freeschool

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More about East London Science School (ELSS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: The Clock Mill, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E3 3DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8981 2680
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East London Science School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Bromley-by-Bow, East London. It is a free school that is part of a single-academy trust, the East London Science School Trust. The s...