Teacher of English, Barking and Dagenham

Closing date:

Jo Richardson Community SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,098 to £46,829 (includes ILA) Pending pay award increase. Possible TLR for the right candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English  

£28,098 to £46,829 (includes ILA, pending pay award increase) possible TLR for the right candidate.

Required January 2018

This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard working department. Established as a brand new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005. The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.

In May 2013, Ofsted described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance. They stated that JRCS offers “an exceptionally caring and challenging education to enable all its students to ‘ACHIEVE’.” The report also stated that the promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding and takes into account students’ equality of opportunity. OFSTED also said that “teaching in the sixth form is consistently good or better”. The school is highly over-subscribed with well over 1,200 expressions of preference for the 300 spaces available in Year 7 for next year. This summer we achieved our highest ever KS5 results and over 57% of our Year 11 students achieved grades 9-4 in English and Maths.  The results achieved by academic and vocational Sixth Form students remained significantly above national averages. 

We pride ourselves in being a truly inclusive school that actively promotes ‘Success for All’. We hold the highest academic standards and offer our students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their studies both inside and outside the classroom. Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities and trips is second to none and ensures all students get the chance to extend their academic, social and culture experiences outside of the classroom.

Due to our expansion in becoming a 10 form-entry school, we are seeking an excellent practitioner to join our English department. The department is fully staffed with a highly committed and effective team based in a suite of dedicated rooms, all equipped with large modern classrooms, data projectors and visualisers. 

High quality induction is available to all staff at JRCS as part of our strong commitment to continuing professional development.

Please log onto our website www.jorichardson.org.uk for further details about the school, this post, a link to our recent Ofsted report and the application process itself. All applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply Now' link. Please contact Margaret Stone on recruitment@jorichardson.org.uk if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

JRCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 25th September 2017

Interviews: Monday 2nd October 2017

Headteacher: Ges Smith

Patron: Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd

Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN

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More about Jo Richardson Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8270 6222
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