We currently have a one-year vacancy for a Teacher of English. The position may include the option for a KS coordinator role in the Senior School.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual, passionate about their subject and able to enthuse students across the age and ability range. In addition, we require someone who is able to contribute creatively to the work of the team, produce and share resources and participate in the ongoing development of schemes of work. The level of teaching in the department is outstanding and we therefore aim to recruit excellent practitioners with strong teaching skills.
The successful applicants will be well qualified, enthusiastic and experienced in the teaching of language and literature at all levels. The appointment will teach across the age and ability range including IGCSE and IB. Experience of teaching IB is therefore preferable.
English and EAL are crucial in a school like St George’s where only about 25% of the students have English as their first language. A further 40% are bilingual and for the remainder English may be a third, or even fourth, language.
There are at present six full-time members of the English team and three part-time staff. We are fully mixed ability so differentiation is a key element of our planning. We also run additional intervention sessions for those who need extra support. Classes are relatively small and rarely exceed 20 in a group.
We follow our own syllabus at KS3 (based roughly on the UK National Curriculum and US NCTE guidelines). We teach EdExcel IGCSE English Literature and Language A to most students. However, a very small group completes IGCSE English as a Second Language in Year 10 and if successful EdExcel IGCSE English Language A in Year 11. In the sixth form the vast majority of students study IB English, most choosing Language A, Language and Literature or Literature, with a small group of Language B students.
How to Apply
Closing date for applications Wednesday 25th April
Interview date Commencing Monday 30th April
Start date September 2018
Job reference number TEAEN0418
Short listing will commence immediately after the closing date. Where an outstanding candidate is available, we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
Please complete the application form available at http://www.stgeorge.school.it/Employment, continuing on a separate sheet if necessary, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, inserting the job reference TEAEN0418 in the title of the email.
Our preference is for you to complete and submit the application form electronically. If this is not possible, then please use black ink for handwritten applications. Please do not submit a CV or send certificates or testimonials at this stage.
Please note that, as well as a face-to-face or Skype interview, the selection process may include another form of assessment (e.g. administrative test, demonstration of practical skill, a presentation etc.) if relevant.
Shortlisted candidates will have references taken up prior to interview.
Conditional Offer of Appointment
Any offer to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the following:
- verification of identity, qualifications and professional status;
- a safeguarding check;
- receipt of at least two satisfactory references (one of which should be from your current or most recent employer);
- verification of medical fitness (completion of a medical declaration).
The successful candidate will receive a salary and benefits that are highly competitive in the International sector and consistent with the status that St George’s holds as an HMC school.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. The school is also committed to a policy of equal opportunity.