English Teacher - Second in Department, Devon

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The Park Community SchoolDevon

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

Required from September 2019: an enthusiastic, well qualified, teacher of English with a track record of high quality outcomes in the classroom. 

They will be able work alongside the Head of Department to drive improvement ensuring all students fulfill their potential.

We seek a highly effective teacher and leader with a commitment to students of all ability in a comprehensive secondary school. The successful candidate will have an eye for detail and be clear on what excellence looks like in the classroom. 

They will be able to support, challenge and coach colleagues to improve their practice for the benefit of all students. 

This would be an ideal opportunity for a someone who is ready for the next step in their career and ready to take on the challenge of making a difference across a department.

We will offer in return students’ who enter the school with above national average KS2 results; a centralised, resourced curriculum; an extensive CPD program including leadership development; and a supportive and caring team who are dedicated to making a difference.

The successful candidate may also be expected to join our team of tutors supporting our pastoral care system. 

This post will be offered on a full time/permanent basis.

 We are committed to the safeguarding of our students and therefore an enhanced DBS check will be required for the post.

Barnstaple is a busy town that has a developing industrial base and is the commercial and administrative centre of North Devon. It has been successful in the Britain in Bloom Competition and in recent years has won the Regional, European and International trophies. With the North Devon Link Road, connecting the area with the national motorway system, Barnstaple and its surrounds are planned to grow further in the future.

The North Devon countryside is outstandingly beautiful.  The coast varies from wild cliffs to the magnificent surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! Exmoor National Park lies just to the north and Dartmoor to the south.  These natural features form the basis of the tourist industry in the area.

The school is very pleasantly situated, overlooking the River Taw, its estuary and the town of Barnstaple with its beautiful views of the surrounding Devon countryside.

The buildings are overall of high quality, linked together and surrounded by twenty-seven acres of playing fields and parkland.

Our substantial building programme has provided a full range of well-equipped modern learning environments.

A community sports hall and floodlit artificial turf pitch is managed by the school to the benefit of both the school and the community. Further sporting facilities have been developed including a new floodlit regional netball centre of six courts. 

North Devon area is one of the best places to live in Britain, with:-

A fantastic environment to live in

Welcoming people

Low crime area

Reasonable house prices

Clean air fresh from the Atlantic

Two moors - Exmoor and Dartmoor

The best beaches in the country!

Fantastic outdoors for hiking, camping, cycling, sailing, watersports  

Good links to Exeter, Bristol and London including airports  





More about The Park Community School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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