Teacher of English, Eastbourne

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Gildredge HouseEastbourne

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,912 rising to £33,487 (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale points M1-M6, 2018-19) Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 1% which is subject to variation. Upper Pay Scale may be accessible to the suitable applicant.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

CLOSING DATE :  Tuesday 24th April 2018, 9.00am

START DATE: September 2018

INTERVIEWS: Monday 30th April 2018

HOURS OF WORK: Full time

  • Can you inspire young people through your own fascination with English?
  • Do you possess high emotional intelligence that builds lasting professional relationships?
  • Are you a team player ready to tackle the educational challenges of the future?

If the answers to these questions is ‘yes’, then Gildredge House wants to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the position of Teacher of English for our expanding 4-19 free school. Teachers in the early stage of their career would benefit from the wealth of experience and talent amongst the teachers in English, which is one of the outstanding departments of our school. NQTs are welcome to apply.

Our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement (June 2015) was only the start of the story. The challenge is to sustain and embed this excellence through every aspect of Gildredge House as it grows to full capacity in 2019. 

As Teacher of English you will join an outstanding team of inspirational teachers, where you will ensure that our students enjoy and achieve highly in their English learning. You will be an English specialist in the secondary phase and if you do not already have experience of teaching the subject to A Level, you will keen to take on the professional development necessary. We ideally need a strong GCSE teacher as most of your teaching will be in Years 7 – 11. This is an exciting time to join our Outstanding English Department, with opportunities for professional development ranging from KS2 transition with year 6 to supporting our sixth-form students in choosing English at University. 

Within the English department, you will find a team who are dedicated to providing engaging, stimulating lessons to students of all abilities, and classrooms where rapport and relationships are given the highest priority. We plan with creativity and teach with enthusiasm, ensuring that every pupil reaches their full potential. We aim to help students develop resilience and confidence in the face of a challenging curriculum, not only to prepare them for demanding examinations but also to foster a lifelong love of reading, writing and thinking about books. 

Gildredge House offers:

  • continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19
  • an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies
  • smaller class sizes
  • strong discipline
  • excellent pastoral care
  • an extended school day for older students
  • supervised prep
  • a range of extra-curricular activities
  • parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

Salary range:  £22,912 rising to £33,487 (Gildredge House Main Pay Scale points M1-M6, 2018-19) Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 1% which is subject to variation. Upper Pay Scale may be accessible to the suitable applicant. 

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website at http://www.gildredgehouse.org.uk/vacancies/

Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk by 9.00am on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

If you wish to discuss the post further or visit the school, please contact careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk Tel: 01323 400650.

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 400650
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