Teacher of English, Epsom, Surrey

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Blenheim High SchoolEpsom, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018 (or 1st July 2018 if an NQT)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + potential £4,000 incentive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We currently have a vacancy for a Teacher of English. Below you will find a welcome letter from our Headteacher, Mr A. A. Bodell, along with a detailed candidate brief. 

Please note that we can offer a salary of MPS plus a potential £4,000 incentive.

Additional benefits of working at Blenheim High School include:

  • Friendly, supportive team environment
  • Schemes of work and lessons in place
  • Own classroom
  • Teachers are provided with an iPad to use (whilst employed at Blenheim) 
  • Potential to teach A-level
  • Staff incentive scheme  

If you are interested in applying, please download the application form below and submit to the Headteacher at headteacher@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk by midday on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

You can find out more about what Blenheim High School has to offer staff and students by visiting our school website at www.blenheim.surrey.sch.uk 

Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy along with our Equality policy can be found below. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

About Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School is a co-educational academy in Surrey with state-of-the-art facilities.

Blenheim’s ethos revolves around a growth mindset where students are actively encouraged to develop the characteristics of wanting to improve, be open to new ideas, work hard and demonstrate resilience. These characteristics are crucial for many reasons, but not least because the new National Curriculum, new GCSE and new A level examinations are more challenging than ever. Growth mindset also significantly informs the ten Blenheim behaviours which are equally accessible to all students irrespective of background, circumstance or ability. They are behaviours that will give Blenheim students the ‘edge’ when they move into the workplace or higher education.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students of all abilities realise their potential and achieve the best public examination outcomes possible. This is achieved through high levels of consistency in terms of teaching practices, the setting of homework and the challenge of regular assessments. Through these practices students clearly understand where they are in their learning and crucially what their ‘next steps’ are. ‘Next steps’ advice for each student coupled with adequate reflection time ensures smooth and sustained progress over time. Where students find topics difficult or have misunderstood, the school’s extended day provides support so students can ‘catch up’ quickly.

As we prepare our students to take up their place in society we actively encourage them to become independent learners. Part of this process has involved the integration of iPads across the curriculum so that every student either owns or has access to one. Technological evolution is insatiable and we believe this approach is key to ensuring that our students develop attributes that will allow them to adapt in a rapidly changing world. The iPad complements daily teaching and allows students to easily access a multitude of interactive and innovative resources.

Outside the curriculum we promote competition and co-operation through the House system as well as running a range of extra-curricular activities in the Arts, Sports, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and department based clubs. We set high standards in terms of uniform with several ‘non-negotiables’ and have strict expectations regarding behaviour both in and out of the classroom. Visitors often comment on the calm, purposeful atmosphere around the school.

Choosing employment within a secondary school is a crucial decision–making process and I hope the information in our prospectus along with a tour of the school helps inform the process. 

Mr A A Bodell


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More about Blenheim High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 745 333
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About Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School is a co-educational academy in Surrey with state of the art facilities.

Blenheim’s ethos revolves around a growth mind-set where students are actively encouraged to develop the characteristics of wantin...