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Job details
Employer Robert Barclay Academy
Location Hertfordshire
Salary MPS/UPS plus London Fringe allowance. Other Sir John Lawes Academies Trust benefits are also available.
Contract type Full Time / Part Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017 (or sooner)

Robert Barclay Academy is looking for an enthusiastic Teacher of English to join our increasingly successful team.

The successful candidate will be ambitious and creative, an effective teacher and have the ambition to develop their leadership skills further within a supportive and well resourced department. This is an outstanding opportunity for a newly qualified or more experienced teacher as you will have the opportunity to shape the future success of this forward thinking department in which progress and achievement have always been a strength of the school.

Robert Barclay Academy is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with approximately 700 students, including 100 in the Sixth Form. Staff are committed to providing a stimulating curriculum for all students as well as a large number of extra curricular activities. Robert Barclay Academy, as part of the Sir John Lawes Academies Trust, offers an excellent support and professional development programme for all staff. The English department enjoys a dedicated, wellresourced teaching area and the support of a full-time Teaching Assistant (see application pack for more details).

Robert Barclay Academy is part of The Sir John Lawes Academies Trust which aims to ensure that the skills and experience of staff at all academies are maximised to enable the students in our care receive the best education possible. Rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ we ensure that expertise in teaching and learning is shared across the entire trust and support systems are centralised to enable the academies to achieve maximum efficiency from all resources.

Although Robert Barclay Academy retains it’s own identity, the central “DNA” of the Trust is shared across the organisations so that whether you are in Harpenden, St Albans or Hoddesdon you will know you are a part of the SJL Academies Trust and that the values and priorities of everyone you meet will be the same - to ensure our students achieve more than they ever believed possible.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Early applications and visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Maria Georgiou, PA to the Headteacher on 01992 410800 or via e-mail

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Interviews: To be confirmed and as soon as possible thereafter

About the employer

Information about Robert Barclay Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years

Locations and contacts

Cock Lane
EN11 8JY
United Kingdom