We are seeking to appoint an outstanding English teacher to teach the Department’s curriculum at Key Stage 3, IGCSE and at A Level. The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, who will share the school's passion for encouraging all pupils to work towards their maximum potential.
This successful and talented department consists of 11 teachers who undertake a range of responsibilities throughout the school. It is well resourced and teachers are accommodated in classrooms equipped with electronic whiteboards and audio visual equipment.
We teach Edexcel English and English Literature IGCSE. Our current cohort of Y12 and Y13 pupils are undertaking Edexcel A level English Literature.
The Department aims to promote the engagement and enjoyment of English beyond the classroom and we use London as a rich and vibrant resource. Across all years, pupils are given the opportunity to go on theatre trips. There is a thriving Creative Writing Society for KS3 pupils, English Society for Y12 and Y13, and wider reading initiatives and debating opportunities for all years. This year, we have run events for World Poetry Day and creative writing competitions to encourage engagement with literature and individual writing.
The Department is creative, friendly and forward-looking and welcomes new ideas and practice. Department meetings are held weekly and promote the collegial and reflective working practices of the department.
Results are strong throughout the Department, but particularly outstanding at A Level; over the past three years, we have averaged over 94% A*-B. In IGCSE English Language, we have averaged over 90% A*-B, and in English Literature, over 96% A*-B.
Closing date: Sunday 25 February 2018
Interviews will be held on the 7 March 2018
Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.