Full Time English Teacher
Contract start date 24 August 2018 (first teaching day 28 August 2018)
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and committed teacher who can inspire students at both KS4 and KS5. You will join a well-established and ambitious department dedicated to ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential.
Ashby School is a thriving, successful and over-subscribed 14-19 Academy with 1700 students on roll including 600 post-16. With an excellent reputation within the local community the school is set in its own beautiful grounds in the popular market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, which is close to several areas of outstanding natural beauty and with the newly created national forest on the doorstep. A recent Ofsted inspection found the school to be a ‘good school’ in all inspection categories.
The post offers an excellent opportunity for either an experienced teacher with a proven record of academic success looking for a new challenge, or an individual who is relatively new to the profession with the ability to teach up to KS5 from the outset. We offer an excellent induction programme within a supportive environment and are committed to high quality professional development and continuous improvement in both teaching and learning.
Lessons in our English Department are delivered in a suite of well-resourced classrooms fully equipped with a state of the art sound system, data projector, interactive white board, Apple TV, internet access and an extensive range of resources for both GCSE and A-level. Collaborative planning and teamwork are a strong focus of the department. Regular theatre visits are organised to assist students in bringing the texts they are studying to life. Recent visits have included The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon the Curve Theatre, Leicester and the Repertory Theatre, Birmingham. Debating and public speaking clubs are a regular occurrence for students at both Key Stages 4 and 5.
We aim to instil in our students the belief that words are powerful and English lessons develop life-long skills. We also endeavour, through our own appreciation of literature and outstanding classroom practice, to foster a love of reading and to demonstrate the artistic value of books.
Recently the school has made major investment in the latest technologies including a state of the art immersive 3-D hub, enhancing understanding in all subject areas and promoting creativity in learning.
If you have energy, drive, a passion for your subject and the potential and ambition to be outstanding, you would be a welcome addition to our vibrant team.
Further information is available on the school website: www.ashbyschool.org.uk
Ashby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 23 April