Teacher of English, BRIDPORT, DORSET

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The Sir John Colfox AcademyBRIDPORT, DORSET
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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The post would particularly suit an NQT or recently qualified teacher looking to develop their practice in a supportive and aspirational environment.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English

Please note that if you are interested in this vacancy then early applications are strongly advised.  We reserve the right to bring forward the appointments process if we receive applications of a high quality before the closing date.

Required for September 2018, a well-qualified and successful classroom practitioner to teach English.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague who could add value to our already successful English team. This is a great opportunity to join a successful department in a school where results in both attainment and progress terms are very strong; we sit comfortably above national averages in all of the new attainment measures. The post would particularly suit an NQT or recently qualified teacher looking to develop their practice in a supportive and aspirational environment. In 2017 74% of students achieved a GCSE pass in English with 20% being at Grade 7, 8 or 9. English is a very popular subject in our high performing Sixth Form, with successful A Level courses in English Language, English Literature and Film Studies.  In March 2018 we received a full OFSTED inspection and were judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas. 

This is a great time to join our school as we have recently established a multi-academy trust with three of our feeder primary schools (The Minerva Learning Trust) and there will be opportunities to work closely with these schools.  We are a member of the Pixl Club, work with the Jurassic Coast Alliance and have several staff involved in national initiatives. We are an outwardly facing school in a beautiful part of the country, if you watched ‘Broadchurch’ then you already know what our lovely coastline looks like! We are focused on delivering high quality teaching and learning but have a clear eye on realistic expectations of teacher workload which is supported by a sensible Assessment Policy and a firm, but supportive, Behaviour for Learning policy. If you love English and enjoy sharing your passion with young people, we will help nurture your talent and support your career as you progress. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher, David Herbert, herbertd@colfox.doret.sch.uk or 01308 422291. Visits to the school are also warmly accepted.

An application form and details can also be downloaded from either the school website: www.colfox.org or you can apply online at: www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs. Completed application forms should be emailed to the Headteacher’s PA, Amanda Ackerman a.ackerman@colfox.dorset.sch.uk

Closing Date:  Monday 21 May 2018

Interviews:  Thursday 24 May 2018



11 – 18 Comprehensive School

No on roll: 840

Combined Sixth Form: 240 

Headteacher: Mr D Herbert BSc PGCE NPQH 

Job location

More about The Sir John Colfox Academy
Address: Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1308 422291