Teacher of English, Kent

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Wye SchoolKent
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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Wye School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. By collecting expertise and combining resources, we help to make the tough job of teaching a little easier. With a shared curriculum and lesson plans from around the group available to all, our teachers have strong foundations to lead the engaging, rounded education our children deserve. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share this resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with wide career opportunities – between Primary and Secondary, Academy and Independent – better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of helping every child at each of our schools to succeed and reach their full potential.

Wye School opened in September 2013 with a single intake of Year 7 students. This September we welcomed our fourth year’s intake and are currently preparing our first GCSE cohort for examinations in 2018. This is a comprehensive (all ability) school with a profile of around 90% of students estimated to achieve at least 5 Grade 9 - 4 with English and Mathematics, based on entry scores. In June 2015, Ofsted praised our, ‘very vibrant and strong leadership ..clear and aspirational vision,’ and, ‘high level of ambition for the students and the school.’ We are heavily over-subscribed and are only interested in appointing people who actually like young people and the challenges of teaching them.

We are now looking to add to our close-knit team of dedicated and dynamic teaching staff. For January 2018 we are looking to appoint a Teacher of English. The English team is well-established with schemes of learning that are assessed by KPIs and a programme of study built on progression to AQA GCSE Language and Literature for all students. This autumn our Year 10 cohort took part in standardized tests organized by United Learning for Year 11 students. In spite of being a year behind their counterparts, our students performed in-line with the national cohort, with many above the 80th percentile, so they are well prepared for success at GCSE. We welcome applications from candidates with varying degrees of experience, including NQTs.

Wye School is a small, establishing school which is currently undergoing an exciting building programme. You will join an enthusiastic, committed and highly supportive team of staff. Because we are developing, this appointment would give you the exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of developments and decision-making. We work closely with all staff to involve them in all matters, particularly with regard to key areas like workload and policy making. This appointment will also afford you that rare opportunity to teach across the ability range in Kent.

Application Details

Applications will be considered on receipt. Suitable candidates will be interviewed on receipt of application and Wye School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

If you are interested in any of these posts, please download and complete the application, applicant monitoring and confidential disclosure forms, which can be found at http://www.wyeschool.org.uk/Staff/Vacancies

Closing date: Friday 13 October 2017

To arrange an informal visit, please contact caroline.castle@wyeschool.org.uk

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS (previously CRB) check is required for all successful applicants.


Please apply online by clicking on the following link: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1028348

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More about Wye School
Address: Olantigh Road, Wye, TN25 5EJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 844 809 4744