Teacher of English (Maternity Cover), Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Sponne SchoolTowcester, Northamptonshire

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you an English teacher currently looking for an opportunity to further develop your skill set at a very successful oversubscribed secondary school?  

At Sponne School we have the perfect opportunity for you as we are looking for an English teacher to start at the beginning of September 2018.   This is a temporary position to cover the Maternity Leave of an existing colleague and would be suitable for a teacher looking for either a part-time or full-time post. This post would be suitable for an NQT or a more experienced teacher looking for a vibrant learning environment to work in.  

Sponne is a successful community comprehensive school with some 1382 students aged 11-18 on roll with specialist status for Science and Music. Outcomes are very high with 80% of students gaining grades 9-4 including English and Mathematics at GCSE. 

We are looking for a committed and talented teacher to join our vibrant and extremely successful English faculty team.  Student achievement is very high (85% 9-4 in English GCSE and a Progress 8 score of +0.60) and the faculty is well resourced. English Language, English Literature and Media Studies are all offered at GCSE and A-level and the uptake is high and increasing.

At Sponne School the development of teaching staff is something that is taken very seriously so we offer the following benefits: 

  • All new staff are given assistance in helping them settle in. 
  • Being part of the Tove Learning Trust and The Swan Teaching School Alliance staff benefit from continued professional development and lots of collaboration between other local schools to ensure that best practice is shared amongst teachers. 
  • The leadership team in the school are also determined to ensure that teachers are given the right support to succeed in their roles.   


The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust and the Local Governors of Sponne School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Based in Towcester, Northamptonshire we are just of the M1 and in easy reach of Northampton and Milton Keynes. Towcester is a flourishing town with access to local scenic villages and larger towns and cities in close proximity.

All information relevant to this post, including further details and an application form can be found on our website: www.sponne.org.uk.  If you have any further queries, please contact the Headteacher’s PA Katie Fell 

Telephone: (01327) 350284.  Email Recruitment@sponne.org.uk 

Closing date – Monday 23 April 2018

Interviews will be held during week commencing 30 April 2018



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1327 350284
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