Head of English, Cambridgeshire

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St John's College SchoolCambridgeshire
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: See job description
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A dedicated, well-qualified and inspirational Head of English is required to lead this established department from September 2019. The post is full time, leading the teaching of English throughout the school in the 4-13 age range. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to inspire children to enjoy and be challenged by the subject within and beyond school hours. The successful candidate will produce the best possible results in examinations, extending and challenging the most able children, who will gain academic scholarships, and supporting those who will need support and care to pass their Common Entrance exams. At the same time, he or she will inspire a love of English and foster independent thinking and learning within the curriculum and beyond, through clubs, events and trips, such as the School’s Book Week.

All teachers will wish to play a full part in the life of the school, including contributing to both the pastoral care and tutoring system and the wide range of extra-curricular activities. 

St John’s College School is an independent co-educational school with approximately 480 children aged 4-13, which has long enjoyed a national reputation for the exceptional quality of education and care it provides.  

The successful candidate will hold QTS status, and have a good honours degree and a PGCE in an appropriate discipline, together with a successful teaching record in the relevant age group.

Please see the attached application pack for details of the job description and application notes.  You can apply online via the TES website or complete the downloadable application form and send to recruitment@sjcs.co.uk. Applications should reach the Headmaster no later than 12pm on Monday 25th February 2019.  Interviews will be held during w/c 4th March 2019.

St John’s College 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 and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Address: 73 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 353532