Teacher of English & Media, Tolworth, Surbiton

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Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth FormTolworth, Surbiton

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English and Media Studies 

Required from January 2018


Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is a thriving community school with a healthy and open attitude to progress and change. Rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in September 2017, staff are aspirational for their pupils and want the best for them. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They have positive attitudes to learning in class and their conduct around the school is exemplary.  

The school is at an exciting stage of development, having just opened phase one of our new buildings housing a contemporary new Sixth Form facility, Student Café and number of well-equipped classrooms, with Phase 2 opening in September 2018.  The community provides a purposeful learning environment for both students and staff, stressing the importance of creativity, independence, celebration and empathy. Staff and students enjoy positive working relationships making it a happy place to work.  

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and talented teacher of English and Media Studies who will become part of our successful team. With significant curriculum change in recent years in English, we have embraced and carefully planned for the effective delivery of our courses; we would welcome your contribution to this exciting time in our subject area. The English team is incredibly enthusiastic, driven and collaborative. Our students are hardworking and have a really positive attitude to learning.  

Our academic success speaks for itself; Tolworth students achieve high academic standards and make very good progress with well above average results. In 2017, 87% of students left with a grade 4-9 in an English GCSE and we were delighted to see that over a third of our grades were 7-9 in English Literature.  We follow a rigorous and challenging curriculum and aim to extend and inspire students with literature and opportunities for creativity. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher who is experienced in teaching at Key Stage 5, preferably with experience of teaching Media.  If you feel you would like to contribute to the future development of our school and English department then we would very much welcome your application.  

For new colleagues you will enjoy a well-structured induction programme, followed by a continuous cycle of continued professional development opportunities, both internally and externally. We always seek to promote opportunities internally and colleagues will enjoy a warm and friendly team of dedicated specialists in school.  

Staff benefits include discounted local Gym membership and preferred rates with local hairdressers, Childcare voucher scheme, and cycle to work loan scheme, good relationships with a local estate agent.  

Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form are an excellent school and are very much at the heart of our local community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to references and an enhanced DBS check. The School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.  

CVs submitted without an application form will not be considered. Applications are submitted to recruitment@tolworthgirlsschool.co.uk by midday on Friday 17th November 2017 Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to attend interview immediately.  

Tolworth Girls School reserve the right to close this advert as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed, so we advise you to send your application as soon as possible and no later than the closing date.

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More about Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Fullers Way North, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7LQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 83973854
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Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is a thriving Academy with a healthy and open attitude to progress and change.  Rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in September 2017, staff are aspirational for their pupils and want the best for the...