Teacher of English, Bedford

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Bedford Free SchoolBedford

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £39,000
Contract term: Permanent


English Teacher to start from January 2019

Salary: £25,000 – £39,000 FTE depending on experience

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES, ACADEMIC RIGOUR AND VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS? Want a SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times? Sick of spending all evening marking?

Visit! You will be blown away. 

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, and just 30 minutes from London. We are recruiting an English Teacher. 


At BFS our values of respect, honesty and high expectations drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for nearly 6 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, English is at the heart of this. 


With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children. 

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university. 


We have a knowledge-based curriculum that is written in advance by the Head of Department with support from the team. You will be led by excellent leaders - both our Head of Department and second in charge of department are superb. You will be working with a team of subject-specialists. 

The department is housed in 4 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards, and projectors. English teachers have a maximum of 5 classes and as well as their own classrooms, have a departmental office which provides a quiet working space and the opportunity for the close-knit team to come together regularly. 

Results in English are world-class. 

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More about Bedford Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Cauldwell House, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 332299
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BFS opened in September 2012 and is now heavily oversubscribed, reflecting our established popularity and reputation with local parents. We have now celebrated three sets of solid GCSE results that put us top in Bedford and amongst the best in the re...