Teacher of English, Leicestershire

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Ashby SchoolLeicestershire

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Start date: 27 August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking a  well-qualified, enthusiastic and committed teacher with the ability to inspire students at both GCSE and A Level. You will join a well-established, 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. 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.

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 and checks with past employers.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 29 April

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More about Ashby School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Nottingham Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1DT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1530 413748
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Ashby School is a thriving and over-subscribed Academy in North West Leicestershire for students aged 14 - 19. The school has more than 1,700 students on roll  including 600 in our vibrant sixth form.

In 2018, the school marked its 450th anniver...