Teacher of English, London Borough of Newham

Closing date:

St Bonaventure'sLondon Borough of Newham

Date posted:
Start date: 28/10/2019 - January start would be considered for the right candidate.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Payscale - MPS/UPR
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We seek to appoint a qualified, driven and successful Teacher of English.  The successful candidate will be an excellent Teacher of English, It is an excellent opportunity for either someone wishing to further develop their career, with development opportunities or an NQT.

The English Department at St Bonaventure’s is a consistently high achieving department – in 2019 we achieved 79% 9-4 in GCSE Language and 86% 9-4 in Literature. We have been a member department of the Prince's Teaching Institute since 2013 and in 2016 we will progress to Associate Department status with the P.T.I. 

We place a high value on extending and enthusing our learners through subject-based activities that go beyond the curriculum  through our membership of the Old Vic New Voices Schools’ Theatre Club and our active involvement in Newham borough’s Every Child a Theatre Goer initiative. We believe that expert subject knowledge is the bedrock of all outstanding English teachers and offer a comprehensive programme of CPD to ensure that the needs of our teachers as well as our learners are met.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced or newly qualified teacher who has a passion for English, can teach creatively and can inspire pupils. You will have evidence of excellent classroom practice and high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour.

St Bonaventure’s is an outstanding popular provider of education within the London Borough of Newham. We have  a long and distinguished history of educating boys,  aged 11-16,   in the East End of London.

St Bonaventure's is recognised by the DfE, Ofsted and NCTL for our investment in improving student life chances and the development of our staff.

We have a large and exciting culturally and religiously diverse co-educational 6th Form.

Rated as outstanding in all of our last 3 Ofsted and Diocesan reports we believe that our students have an entitlement to the very best education, with high expectations for all in our community

We Offer:

An opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, inspired and motivated team where staff genuinely feel valued

A strong commitment to your professional development and career management with CPD courses offered throughout the Local Authority and Diocese

A school with ‘outstanding teaching and learning’ where all our staff and the wider community feel privileged to be associated with

A curriculum where personalised learning is at the heart

A minimum of 20% PPA for all teaching staff.

All new teaching staff receive a Chromebook.

Excellent local transport links and off street car parking.

Free refreshments for all staff.

A strong commitment to your professional development and career management. 

We will encourage you to provide CPD to others; within our school, our borough, our diocese and beyond.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th September 2019, 10am

We may call applicants for an interview before the deadline date if we are especially interested in their application.



More about St Bonaventure's
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Boleyn Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9QD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8472 3844
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St Bonaventure’s is a popular and oversubscribed provider of education within the London Borough of Newham.  

We have a long and distinguished history of educating boys’, aged 11-16, in the East End of London. We have a  large and exciting ...