Teacher of Drama and English, Lewisham

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Prendergast SchoolLewisham

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London MPS / UPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We wish to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of Drama and English to teach across KS3 to KS5 from September 2018. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach across all age and ability ranges . You will be an effective classroom teacher with the ability to raise the achievement of all students and be keen to play a full part in the life of the school.  

Applications from NQTs are welcome as the school has a strong NQT training and support programme. A TLR may be available for an outstanding candidate.  

The English department offers English Language, English Literature, Drama and Media and is one of the most consistently successful departments in the school.  In 2017, the department achieved 90% 4+ and 83% 5+ in GCSE English and were ranked in the 7th percentile nationally for progress with a Progress 8 score in English of +0.81.  Half of all students achieved a 7 or above in GCSE English.  A level results are also very strong; last year’s A level Literature students achieved 71% A*- C.  

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Form of 340 and benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 125 years.  It has the best GCSE results in Lewisham.  

We are committed to providing excellent CPD for aspirational Middle Leaders and offer the accredited National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML) to all Middle Leaders.  For all new staff we offer a comprehensive and supportive induction programme.  The successful candidate will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.  

You will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking staff and school leadership team who have students’ wellbeing, development and progress as their core purpose.  

To apply please visit the vacancies section of our website www.prendergast-school.com 

Closing date: 9:30am on Monday 26 February 2018  

Interviews: Wednesday 28th February 2018  

Please note CVs are not accepted.  

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.  

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools, Hilly Fields, Adelaide Avenue, Brockley, London, SE4 1LE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8690 3710
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Prendergast School is a happy and successful girls’ school, located in a vibrant part of Lewisham in South East London.  We are the lead in a hard federation of 3 schools with one Governing body.  The school has around 850 girls at Key Stag...