Teacher of English, Leeds 17

Closing date:New this week

The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds 17

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Above national scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking a talented and inspirational teacher of English to join this successful department at The Grammar School at Leeds from September 2018. This is a high performing department which prides itself on excellent, innovative teaching and consistently impressive examination results at both GCSE and A level. This will be on a full time or part time basis by negotiation to suit the successful candidate.

Both English language and literature are studied by all students throughout KS3 and KS4 and the English department have already successfully navigated their way through the changes to GCSE levels; achieving more than 15% of English language and 20% of English literature grades at the new level 9. We study AQA for both GCSE courses and our KS3 curriculum is set up to embed the skills required at GCSE all the way from year 7. We offer A-levels in both English language and English literature, following the AQA and OCR courses respectively.   

The department also supports pupils through clinics and targeted intervention as well as giving countless opportunities for enrichment.  Pupils taking English at A level also have the option of extension classes as well as lunchtime lessons offered for those who wish to continue their studies of English at university, including Oxbridge. Extension classes are also offered to students at KS3 level in the English society, supported by A level English students. 

The successful candidate will have a good degree in English or an appropriate related subject with a teaching qualification and will be committed to playing a full role in this busy department. They will also have strong classroom management skills with the ability to teach and inspire pupils across the senior school age range (11-18 years).  

Colleagues have the opportunity to participate in the wide range of extra-curricular activities available within the school and to support the house system.   

There are also a range of generous non contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.  

Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website. 

Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.  

Closing date: by 09:00 on: Monday 29 January 2018  

Interviews will be held:  w/c 5 February 2018

In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to see around the School and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All short listed candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.   

GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.  

GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 229 1552
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