Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 75 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through co-operative school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, and as an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community.
Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing department which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. There are 16 members of staff within the English and Media department, many of whom hold additional responsibilities within the school. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates. There are extensive CPD opportunities within the department and the school as a whole, and our commitment to pedagogy and practice has ensured high outcomes. The department is a warm and friendly team,that are interested in teaching outside of the classroom, as well as within it. We offer a range of extracurricular activities including DebateMate and Speak Out. We ensure we offer enrichment opportunities through trips to the theatre, Poetry Live and the Tate Modern.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher of English who is looking for leadership responsibility. Someone who is passionate about teaching the subject they love, to work with responsive students at a school where last year we achieved 78.2% Grade 4+ English combined (and a total of eighteen Grade 9). This is a key post in the department with significant leadership responsibility for all aspects of the designated Key Stage curriculum and its delivery.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and energetic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.
The successful candidate will:
● have a passion for teaching and learning
● be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas
● be an excellent practitioner
● lead by example and act as a strong role model to students
● have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
● Support the HOD to ensure all students make progress
● be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills
● be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
● have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
● be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress
● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students
● a friendly and supportive team of teachers
● well-resourced facilities
● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
● a commitment to professional development, including an excellent NQT induction programme
The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.).
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.
"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’
‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.
Closing Date: noon Wednesday 7 March 2018
Interview Date: w/c 12 March 2018
The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.