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Teacher of English

Woolwich Polytechnic School For GirlsGreenwich

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, part of the PolyMAT multi academy trust, is an all-inclusive girls’ school, the latest addition to the Trust and sister school to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys. The two schools work in close collaboration and both adhere to the Trust’s motto of “stronger together.” All staff in the Trust have an innate passion and drive to empower and educate our students, to help them become the leaders of tomorrow. 

The Trust recognises the importance that each of its schools also has a strong individual identity and this why Woolwich Poly Girls has its own values of: Leadership, Excellence and Resilience.

Woolwich Poly Girls is a school that prides itself on staff wellbeing, innovation and research. A recent wellbeing survey showed that a resounding 98% of staff felt that WPSfGs has a supportive culture and ethos in which they flourish.

Our students strive for excellence and deepen their resilience and stoical behaviours at every step. They are driven by their teachers’ high expectations and their exceptional skills. Our thorough behaviour systems are consistently well-managed so that you no longer have to worry about low-level disruption. The relationships you can build with students, and the learning you can foster in your classroom, are remarkable.

We teach a mastery curriculum, covering fewer topics each year, and do so in real depth. Research shows that lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. That is why our dedicated staff promote a strong culture of reading and provide children with opportunities and the key to enjoying reading, as ultimately students who read for pleasure are proven to achieve greater success. This is why all our lessons start with a read now task and students are studying academically demanding texts in all subjects.

We seek a professional who is driven by self-improvement and has an intellectual approach to their own pedagogy. We want someone who is passionate about their subject, welcoming and with a lot of personality.  But most of all, we want someone who loves to see students succeed. 

The English Department at Woolwich Poly Girls seeks to create eloquent and erudite young women and future leaders. We want all our girls to be exceptional communicators; confident in their spoken and written skills but also sensitive and perceptive in their listening and reading capabilities. Our girls will learn to understand the power that their words can have; that fluency in both language and literacy are crucial in facing the future challenges of a swiftly evolving world. At its core, this English Department aspires to ensure that every Woolwich Poly Girl finds their voice. 

As such, the English Department are seeking to appoint someone to join the team who:

• exudes passion, creativity and has a thirst for knowledge.  

• is a well-organised and innovative individual

• Is eager to engage with research and implement this in their own pedagogy. 

• has experience in teaching English up to KS4 and will be open to teaching KS5 as the school grows. 

• welcomes feedback and readily offers constructive support to their colleagues. 

• Engages with the extra-curricular activities we offer to our girls

This English Department also seeks to ensure that members of its team grow and develop professionally as subject specialists and leaders in our field. We want to compete with the top English departments in the country so if this is a journey that you would like to be a part of, then this is the role for you.

NQTs are most welcome to apply, we are experienced in offering support in conjunction with local partnerships.

As a member of staff at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls we can offer you:

· Opportunities for career progression

· Excellent professional development

· A contributory pension scheme

· Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals

· Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee

· An employee assistance programme

· Season ticket loans

· Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ

· Excellent catering facilities

· Secure on-site parking

PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Previous applicants need not apply

To apply please go to our website .  For further information, a confidential discussion or any other queries please contact Ms Ann Cherry, PolyMAT HR Manager at  acherry@woolwichpoly.co.uk


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