Required January 2018
A R&R may be available for a suitable experienced candidate
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This oversubscribed school seeks to employ a highly motivated and dedicated teacher to join our high performing English department. There will be an opportunity to teach across the age and ability range including A level for an appropriately experienced candidate. This post is suitable for new or experienced professionals.
Great Baddow High School is very well thought of locally. Our motto, which translates as ‘always striving for higher things’ encapsulates our vision for our students and staff.
The job description and person specification are detailed within the Recruitment Pack.
Please apply using the school application form which can be downloaded or contact Yvette DeFeo HR Officer on 01245 293711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org please leave your name, address, phone number and email details. Pre-application visits are warmly encouraged.
The English department is housed in a suite of eleven classrooms. Students have access to novels, plays, poetry, worksheets and past examination papers. They are also able to use the department’s computing and word-processing facilities, video and television and audio equipment. All classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards and all staff are issued with their own laptop.
Fourteen teachers at present teach English. There is a strong team spirit, with all members of the department contributing to policy-making and planning; the successful candidate will be one able to work in such a team.
Year 7 are set according to ability in English. All students in years 7 to 9 have three English lessons of one hour each out of a 25 period week. Students in Years 10 and 11 have between four and five, one hour lessons a week. A level students have five one-hour lessons per week. In English lessons students may work as a class, in groups or pairs, or individually. We aim to recognise and cater for each individual’s needs. Those students requiring extra help are given this by members of the SEN Department, either inside the English lesson or in a small group for part of a lesson. In order to extend the range of our English teaching, we use modern technology, television programmes and films, the school library, visits to theatres, art galleries and museums. We like to welcome authors, speakers, storytellers and theatre groups into the school whenever possible.
All students follow a wide and structured curriculum framework at Key Stage 3. Schemes of work have been written for all years but are under constant revision to meet the requirements of the Curriculum. In all English lessons, we aim to develop students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Much of the work is based on literature. Technical skills are taught in the context of improving communication between the writer and the reader. We aim to develop our students’ confidence and enjoyment in the many uses of written and spoken language. In years 10 and 11, all students follow the AQA English and AQA English Literature courses. In the sixth form, we offer A level English Literature and A level English Language. The A level syllabus that we teach at present is AQA.