Teacher of English, Cambridgeshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Abbey College, RamseyCambridgeshire

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS /UPS
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description: Teacher of English 

Abbey College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The responsibilities of the post will be in accordance with the Teacher’s standards, latest School teachers’ pay and conditions, school’s policies and under the direction of the Headteacher.

Job Role and Purpose:

• Teacher of English

• Opportunity to teach Key Stage 5


  • Good or outstanding classroom skills
  • Ability to create effective lesson plans
  • Ability to use assessment to inform planning for good teaching and learning
  • Experience or desire to be involved in a curriculum initiative
  • Ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learners
  • Experience or desire to raise standards of achievements
  • Willingness to continue to develop own expertise
  • Ability to build good relationships with students and colleagues
  • Be well organized and able to obtain accurate records
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to engage students

The duties and responsibilities of the subject element of the post may vary from time to time according to the changing needs of the school. Any section of the job description may be reviewed at the discretion of the Headteacher in the light of those changing requirements and in consultation with the post holder and governing body.



Who are we?

The English Learning Area is comprised of 8 staff.  We have a young, innovative and creative team of practitioners, who are keen to try new ideas. They have committed to raising the aspirations of our children over the last two years via increased challenge, a focus on planning lessons to enable independent and collaborative learning, and providing high quality feedback. They are a dedicated and passionate team who have had real success in the last five years. 

The English Department has been highly successful over a number of years at KS3, 4 and 5. In particular the KS4 results have been consistently above national averages for both attainment and progress with 90% of all students achieving a Grade 4 or above and 73% of all students achieving a Grade 5 or above.  We have a large number of students carrying their English studies on into the Sixth Form and the results in English contributed towards the Sixth Form being recognised as the fourth best in Cambridgeshire. 

Would you like to visit us?

Our English department has nine dedicated, and flexible classrooms, the usual treasure trove cupboard full of old and new books, and desktop computers and smart boards in every room. 

We are not as far away as you think, and driving through the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start your day! You’ll find us just 20 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable from Cambridge too. Why not come and visit us so we can show you more of our school? 

What do I do if I want to know more before applying?

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please contact the Head of English, Carl Deighton Carl.Deighton@abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk. You will find more information on our website. We look forward to meeting you, and receiving your application. www.abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

Job description

This job description should be performed in accordance with the provisions of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and within the range of duties set out in that document.

Safeguarding Statement

The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the College’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the College s/he must report any concerns to his/her Line Manager or the College’s Child Protection Officer.

More about Abbey College, Ramsey
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Abbey Road, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1DG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1487 812352
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