Teacher of English, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

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Queen Elizabeth's High SchoolGainsborough, Lincolnshire

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Start date: 16 April 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS/UPS depending upon experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teaching English at QEHS is extremely rewarding and stimulating. We strive to make learning exciting and we are always developing teaching approaches to make lessons challenging. Teaching high ability students means that we continuously learn and develop our own subject knowledge. There's nothing like a good question for making you think!

This vacancy arises due to a short term gap in the English team. This is a part-time contract (0.933 FTE) and will run from 16th April 2018 until 31st July 2018. 

The Post

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of English to students up to GCSE. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high degree of practical skill and competence, ensuring that they adequately stimulate the exceptionally able students who attend the school.

The Team

The English Department comprises eight full and part-time specialist teachers. 

All members of the Department participate in teaching Years 7-11 with everyone usually having one or more GCSE groups. We hope to provide all teachers with the opportunity of sixth form work if they wish.

All pupils work towards both AQA English and English Literature at GCSE. At ‘A’ Level we have courses in English Literature and English Language and Literature, with AQA. 

Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught in their normal form groups with numbers at around 32 per class. In Year 10 we introduce setting by ability which continues into Year 11. Group sizes are smaller at GCSE.

Sixth form classes have 5 or 6 lessons per week (there are currently four groups in Y12 and four groups in Y13). 

The department is well provided with accommodation which is suited together in a new purpose built block. Each teacher usually has his/her own teaching room. In addition, we have the use of a performing arts centre and the support of a very well-stocked library. The faculty has a good and improving book stock in addition to this library resource. Year 7 and 8 classes have timetabled Library lessons.

The department is involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including drama clubs and public speaking (where we are particularly strong), with regular successes in the Rotary “Youth Speaks” competition. 

We have organised visits into school from theatre-in-education companies, poets-in-residence etc. and we arrange frequent theatre visits, usually to Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and London. Each year the whole of Year 9 is involved in the production of a broadsheet newspaper on Newspaper Day. We also run an annual four day World War One poetry trip to France.

Ours is a very professional, hard-working faculty, valuing both tradition and innovation and maintaining high standards. Drama and oral work are excellent. We have a strong emphasis on literature throughout the school and we have a successful balance between active learning and more formal teaching styles. If you join our department you’ll find us lively, enthusiastic and supportive.

 All teachers are expected to act as form tutors or support the work of a form tutor. The attached job descriptions will give applicants further details of the requirements of teachers at the school.

For an appropriately qualified candidate the post will be paid on the Main Pay Scale for qualified teachers. 


A personalised induction day is arranged for new teaching staff before the 1st September.CPD:The school runs a number of internal large scale CPD initiatives, including: 

  • inspiring senior leaders
  • inspiring middle leaders 
  • developing the teacher 
  • coaching for success 


  • The school has recently joined a Cyclescheme towards the purchase of bicycles and cycle equipment 
  • Children of staff at the school, where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application, will be placed favourably in the admissions criteria.


Based in Gainsborough, less than 20 miles from the historic city of Lincoln, we are ideally situated for access from Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. 

Please see the Application Info Pack attached for further details  

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More about Queen Elizabeth's High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Morton Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2ST, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1427 612354
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