Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day & boarding school, with a 11-18 senior school of c.350 pupils (130 of whom board) and a 4-11 junior school (Bellan House) of c.120 pupils. The strong ethos of the school is reflected in its fabulous pastoral care and sense of community. The School recently underwent inspection, with an excellent report. As well as providing a fantastic learning and living environment for young people, Oswestry School offers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding working environment.
Oswestry School is located on the outskirts of its market town on the Welsh borders, with easy access to the great outdoors as well as good links to the local town of Shrewsbury and the cities of Chester, Manchester and Birmingham.
Head of English
Applications are sought for a full-time and experienced teacher to join us in September 2018 (or January 2019) as Head of the English faculty. The ability to teach English from KS3 to A-level is essential as is a genuine commitment to enriching pupil literacy. The applicant should be an excellent classroom practitioner, possess strong managerial skills and be keen to contribute to the wider life of the School.
This is an opportunity to lead a strong and established team of English teachers as they continue to develop and innovate their curriculum to cope with the demands of GCSE and A-level expectations. The faculty also supports pupils in preparation for English Speak Board qualifications and a knowledge of this would be welcome but not essential. In addition, there is an expectation that the post holder will deliver training for all classroom teachers in strategies to support literacy development across the curriculum.
For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Miss Alison Sefton, Deputy Head (Academic), on 01691 655711 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generous fee discounts for staff children, as well as a medical support package and use of facilities, help emphasise that Oswestry School is a community which cares for its employees.
Closing dates for the above position: Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 12 noon
Provisional interview date for the above position: w/b 23 April 2018
The school reserves the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process or not to offer the post.
For an application form and job description please contact:
Victoria Barker, Headmaster’s PA, Oswestry School, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, SY11 2TL
Telephone 01691 655711 or email email@example.com
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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