Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of temporary Teacher of English at Bullers Wood School.
This post is available from Easter 2018 and offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference. The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded Outstanding. The report is available on our website. We are very proud of our achievements and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England. In addition, we were in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate. We have also regularly been in the top 10% nationally (out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us to ensure that in every way Bullers Wood remains an outstanding school at our next Ofsted inspection, and that every one of our students achieves and exceeds both their targets and expectations.
The successful candidate will join Bullers Wood at an exciting time as we approach the opening of a secondary free school, Bullers Wood School for Boys in September 2018. This means that in the future there will be opportunities for enhanced professional and career development within the Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust across both the Girls and the Boys schools. When completing the application form, please follow the instructions below and demonstrate clearly how you meet the person specification and job description.
The English Department at Bullers Wood department is a stable and dedicated team of 12 specialist teachers. At KS3, students currently follow a 2 year curriculum. KS4 students follow the AQA GCSE English Language syllabus and the AQA English Literature GCSE syllabus. English Literature and English Language are popular choices for students at Post 16 with 4 Literature groups running at AS and A2 and 2 Language groups at AS and A2.
The Department meets regularly for in-service training sessions to keep in contact with new developments and, more importantly, to share ideas and tactics. Staff are also able to attend INSET organised by external providers if this benefits both the individual and the Faculty. The Faculty organises a variety of trips and visits for students to experience live theatre, film interpretation and interaction with authors. There is also a creative writing club, reading clubs, public speaking clubs and a variety of events offered in the library to encourage and engage students with reading.