Teacher of English, Caterham, Surrey

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Woldingham SchoolCaterham, Surrey

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Start date: 1 September 2019 to October 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Maternity cover required from 1 September 2019 to October 2020

We are looking for an excellent Teacher of English with a passion for education. The post will suit a well-qualified graduate, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil. English is a popular and successful subject at Woldingham. The department consists of a highly committed team who work with a focus on independent learning. There is a culture of sharing resources and ideas. 

The successful candidate will be a good honours graduate and communicate an enthusiasm for all aspects of the English curriculum. She/he will have high standards and be able to bring out the best in the pupils at Woldingham. The ability to teach English across all Key Stages and up to A Level is essential combined with first-rate organisational, team working and ICT skills. 

Our girls’ passion for English speaks for itself and A Level English Literature is a popular and successful choice every year. Our school has an excellent record of Oxbridge success too. In addition, we provide an outstanding range of facilities including a departmental library.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments. 

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 9am on 21 May 2019. Interviews will be held on 23 May 2019.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 



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More about Woldingham School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7YA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1883 349431
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Woldingham School is a school with history, a legacy of Sacred Heart principles and values. These values refer to educating girls considering: respect for oneself and others, social awareness, a sense of community, and self-realisation, through the C...