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Teacher of English Literature and Language

Worksop College and Ranby HouseWorksop

Where we are

Set in 400 acres of stunning North Nottinghamshire woodland, Worksop College and Ranby House has the benefit of a sprawling campus, with some of the best facilities in the county. The major cities of Sheffield, Doncaster and Nottingham are an easily commutable distance and give the school a secure and rural feel, whilst enjoying a comfort-able proximity to city life.

In addition, Worksop’s location on the edge of Clumber Park and with ease of access to the A1, M1 and East Coast mainline make it an ideal place to live and work. Major university cities Leeds and York are easily accessed by road or rail, as are Newcastle, Edinburgh or London, allowing for academic visits or personal enjoyment in the generous holidays. The Peaks, the Dales, even the Borders are also within easy reach.

Teaching at Worksop College

• A friendly community with excellent relationships between teachers and pupils

• Charming and well-mannered pupils who are willing to engage in and respond
       enthusiastically to a range of learning activities

• Small classes

• Autonomy for teachers and, significantly, for Heads of Departments

• Support for further personal and professional development

• Confident, forward-looking management and Governors

Pastoral care

In addition to the academic role, every teacher at Worksop is expected to contribute fully to the wider aspects of education. Worksop College is renowned for the quality of its pastoral care and all teachers are attached to one of the eight boarding or day houses.


All members of staff at Worksop are expected to play a full part in extra-curricular activities. These embrace a full range of sports, music, societies, expeditions, drama, many forms of art and technology, CCF, voluntary service, and a wide range of hobbies.

The Role

The English Department provision includes an independent curriculum for Year9, IGCSE English (Pearson/Edexcel), A Level English Language (Pearson/Edexcel) and A Level English Literature (OCR). EAL lessons may lead to the Cambridge FCE and IELTS qualification, while some overseas students take the IGCSE English Language in Year 11.

As part of a rich and diverse curriculum, teaching in the department aims to include exploration of aspects of gender, race, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics using a range of texts.

The successful applicant may be required to teach English Language and Literature at all levels from Year 7 to A Level.

• Promote resilience, adaptability and independence through teaching.

• Inspire students through excellent teaching and passionate subject knowledge.

• Have high expectations of students and a commitment to ensuring that they achieve
       their full potential.

• Adopt high standards of behaviour in their professional role.

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the professional duties of
       teachers and the statutory framework within which they work.

• Communicate effectively with students, colleagues and parents, giving timely and
       relevant information about attainment, progress and well-being.

• Have a commitment to collaboration and co-operative working where appropriate.

• Design opportunities for learners to develop their literacy, numeracy, ICT, personal,
       learning, emotional and thinking skills.

• Plan, set and assess prep, other out-of-class assignments and coursework for
       examinations, where appropriate, to sustain learners' progress and to extend and
       consolidate their learning.

• Have a good, up-to-date working knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching,
       learning and behaviour management strategies.

• Teach engaging and motivating lessons informed by high expectations of students and
       designed to raise levels of attainment.

• Teach challenging, well-organised lessons and sequences of lessons across the age
       and ability range they teach.

• Teach using a range of diverse texts, exploring aspects of race, sexual orientation and
       other protected characteristics.

• Have the highest standards of safety especially though not exclusively in a workshop

• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of English Literature and Language
       including the contribution that their subjects can make to cross-curricular learning.

• Know how to use skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support their teaching and
      wider professional activities.

Qualifications and Attributes:

• The successful candidate will be able to deliver inspiring and exciting lessons.

• Will have a good degree in English Literature/Language (with a supporting PGCE or

• Problem solving, curriculum enrichment and the ability to teach English
       Literature/Language at A level is desirable.

• A willingness to participate in the Christian traditions of the school.

The Vacancy

Working hours: This is a role requiring a commitment to work some evenings and weekends during term time, and also some periods of time in formal school holidays in relation to public exam results days and co-curricular trips, for example. The boarding aspect of the College also requires commitment from staff covering pastoral and co-curricular activities during some evenings and some weekends.

All applicants must have a willingness to participate in the Christian traditions of the school. Applications for our roles should be in the form of a covering letter and a completed Application Form through . Further details about our Schools and our vacancies can be found on 

Please note; CVs may be sent in addition to, but not instead of the completed application form and covering letter.

Worksop College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Please note we are a no smoking site.


Closing date: 5th January 2022

Interviews will take place in January 2022

Job Types: full-time, Permanent

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