Teacher of English, Barnstaple, Devon

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The Park Community SchoolBarnstaple, Devon

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS 1 ( £22,917) to UPS 3 (£38,633)
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

English Teacher - Part Time (0.5) One Year Fixed Term September 2018-August 2019


Required from September 2018, an enthusiastic, well qualified, Teacher of English.

We seek a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher with a commitment to pupils of all ability in a comprehensive secondary school. A willingness to contribute within a team approach to develop the work of the department is essential.

This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced colleague or someone looking to start their career in a supportive and developmental environment. 

The successful candidate would also be expected to support our team of tutors, delivering excellent pastoral care and supporting safeguarding systems in school.

The department currently consists of twelve fulltime colleagues in dedicated English teaching rooms. English is taught over eight 50 minute periods per fortnight in year 7 and year 9 with 9 periods per fortnight in year 8 and 10 periods in year 10 and 11. All students study Eduqas GCSE English and GCSE English Literature with a small number of students additionally studying the Entry Level qualification.

The department is at the heart of the school focus on teaching and learning, with staff making regular contributions to departmental and school wide CPD. 

The department is based in one of our older buildings, dating back to 1910, with each member of the team having their own classroom base. The department is located above to our Learning and Resource Centre and has access to a small office space. 

The department has detailed short and long term learning plans, with resources available from our shared google drive. The team are committed to sharing ideas, resources and supporting each other including through weekly best practice sharing meetings. The department currently offers the Eduqas English Literature and English Language courses. The department has seen an improvement in outcomes and progress for students through a focus on the development of the quality of teaching and learning.

This is a great opportunity for the right colleague to join a forward thinking and hard working team.

The North Devon countryside is outstandingly beautiful. The coast varies from wild cliffs to the magnificent surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! Exmoor National Park lies just to the north and Dartmoor to the south. These natural features form the basis of the tourist industry in the area.


· Excellent capacity for school improvement

· Established support networks

· Rural location in heart of Devon

· Ample on-site car parking

· Good transport links

· Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings

· Suited departmental areas

· Staff laptop scheme

· Multiple staff CPD opportunities

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More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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