Teacher of English, Barking and Dagenham

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Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Robert Clack School is expanding in September 2020 with the opening of a third site, and we are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of English to join our growing team. 

We encourage pupils to develop a love of language and literature, while exploring a range of important themes and contexts.  All pupils develop key skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.  They read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, and are given the opportunity to improve their writing skills through various methods (narrative and descriptive pieces, discursive essays, letters etc.), along with speaking and listening skills via classroom activities (role play, group debate, presentations etc.).  Many pupils take part in extra-curricular activities in English such as BBC School Report, reading groups, theatre trips and poetry competitions.  We also deliver literacy booster classes at KS3 and revision classes in preparation for exams at KS4 and KS5.

You must be passionate about teaching and promoting a lifelong enjoyment of English.  You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the department in planning and delivering lessons across a range of ages and abilities.  You must be committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning, while securing outstanding progress for all pupils.  We will consider applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers.  

The right candidate for us will be someone who can demonstrate: -

• Experience and knowledge of teaching English within a secondary school (ages 11-18);

• Excellent curriculum knowledge and how to sequence the skills and knowledge needed;

• A record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and securing high levels of pupil progress;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills;

• Qualified Teacher Status;

• An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.

Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and is soon to become one of the largest schools in the UK. 

Reasons to join us:-

Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage.  At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge.   Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries. 

Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

Professional Advancement: We believe in training, developing and supporting teachers and support staff.  Many of our teachers trained at Robert Clack and a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher. We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and the one time that we entered the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company we were ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth.  If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop at Robert Clack School.


To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website.  If you would like to apply for this position please refer to the Job Description, Person Specification and download the application form which is available with the TES.  Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to: office@robertclack.co.uk or via the TES.

CVs only will not be accepted.  They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.


Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

More about Robert Clack School of Science
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: (B) Upper Site, Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 82704200
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Robert Clack School is immensely proud of its excellent reputation in providing the highest quality education to its pupils.  We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced education, one which appreciates the importance of academic qualifi...