Teacher of English, Lewisham

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Prendergast SchoolLewisham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London MPS / UPR
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We wish to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of English to teach across KS3 to KS5 from January 2020. This post will be offered on a fixed term contract to cover the substantive post holder’s maternity leave. You will be joining a very supportive department that achieves exceptional outcomes for students.

The successful candidate will have the experience and ability to teach across all age and ability ranges: the timetable includes teaching A Level English Literature to both Year 12 and Year 13. You will be an effective classroom teacher with the ability to raise the achievement of all students and be keen to play a full part in the life of the school.

The English Faculty offers English Language, English Literature, Drama and Media and is one of the most consistently successful departments in the school.  In 2019, students’ results were outstanding with 93% of GCSE English students achieving Grade 9-4 and with a Progress 8 measure in English of 0.8.  A level results are also very strong; this summer, A level Literature students achieved 89% A*- C.

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Form of 340 and benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 125 years. 

We are committed to providing excellent CPD for aspirational Middle Leaders and offer the accredited SSAT National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML) to all Middle Leaders.  For all new staff we offer a comprehensive and supportive induction programme.  The successful candidate will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.

You will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking staff and school leadership team who have students’ wellbeing, development and progress as their core purpose.

To apply, please click here .

Closing date: 9:30am on Monday 28 October 2019

Interviews: Week Commencing Monday 28 October 2019

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references. 



More about Prendergast School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools, Hilly Fields, Adelaide Avenue, Brockley, London, SE4 1LE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8690 3710
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Prendergast School is a happy and successful girls’ school, located in a vibrant part of Lewisham in South East London.  We are the lead in a hard federation of 3 schools with one Governing body.  The school has around 850 girls at Key Stag...