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Teacher of English

Ruislip High SchoolHillingdon


MPS/UPS plus Outer London Allowance

The school is happy to consider both full-time and part-time applications

Required for September 2021

Are you passionate about teaching and learning?

Do you want to develop your career in an outstanding school, working closely with colleagues who share that passion?

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, dedicated and highly effective English teacher who will continue to raise the results of an already successful department, where 79% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in either English Language or English Literature, and 65% achieved a grade 5 or higher in either subject in the summer of 2019.

The successful applicant will:

  • be an excellent and ambitious classroom teacher
  • have the highest expectations of students
  • have teaching experience of Key Stage 3, 4 and A level, ideally both Literature and Language
  • have a good understanding of research-based practice
  • have an enthusiastic and positive approach within and beyond the classroom
  • have energy, stamina and a sense of humour

Ruislip High School is an outstanding, oversubscribed, 11-18, mixed comprehensive school with over one thousand students on roll and we are currently undergoing an exciting phase of expansion, including a brand new sixth form centre. We obtain excellent results: our summer 2019 GCSE results place the school in the top 25% of schools nationally; at A Level, 22% of all grades were A*/A grades and 7% of the cohort attained straight A*/A grades.

In joining Ruislip High School you can expect to work in an environment that focuses on teachers improving, rather than proving, their practice; where teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do; and where all staff work as a community to support our students to fulfil their potential in line with our school’s motto: from grass roots to reaching for the sky.

Why work at Ruislip High School?

Students and staff treat each other with respect: high aspirations are realised through high expectations.

Excellent behaviour for learning is expected and insisted upon in every classroom via a clear whole-school policy.

The staff is a close-knit, supportive community with a shared sense of purpose.

The Senior Leadership Team is highly visible and supportive to staff.

The school culture is one of openness, transparency and continuous improvement: improve not prove.

There is a focus on reducing unnecessary workload so that staff can focus on safeguarding, and teaching and learning.

The school has a research-led approach to CPD and Teaching and Learning, offering a comprehensive professional development programme tailored to individual needs, from NQT to middle and senior leadership.

There are a range of opportunities to collaborate and develop careers within the Vanguard Learning Trust.

The Vanguard Learning Trust’s entitlement package for staff offers many benefits and rewards.

There are excellent transport links with central London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.

An application form can be downloaded from the school’s website where all information about this post and the school can be obtained.

Applications should be returned to: Justine O’Driscoll, HR Manager, Ruislip High School, Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0BY or via email to

Closing date: Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 10:00 am

Interview date: Wednesday 26th May 2021

This academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.

Ruislip High School is an equal opportunities employer

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