Teacher of English (MPS/NQT), Lewisham, London

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Forest Hill SchoolLewisham, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS-UPS (inner London) £28,660 to £47,298
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and knowledgeable English teacher to join our experienced and successful department in the new academic year.  The post is suitable for an NQT as well as more experienced colleagues, and presents an ideal opportunity for development within a large and inclusive Faculty which embraces innovative teaching strategies to achieve strong attainment.     As a large Faculty area we are able to offer a range of Post 16 courses including Media and Film Studies as well as the core English offer.  The Faculty also offers a variety of extra-curricular opportunities to support the work in the classroom.    

Forest Hill is a popular 11-19 school which exists to serve the local community through innovative teaching and a broad and comprehensive curriculum offer including a strong focus on the Performing Arts.  Our joint Sixth Form - SFH6 - consistently achieves higher than national grades and has been judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted (Dec 2017).     The leadership of the school has resulted in the school being “well-placed to move forward” (Ofsted Dec 2017) and we are committed to improving the educational outcomes of young people.    We are a community school where “pupils are cared for well” and “are helped to overcome social and personal challenges.” (Ofsted Dec 2017) 

Our ideal candidate is; 

•An innovative and enthusiastic English teacher with a range of teaching experiences and qualified to teach up to Post 16 

•An outstanding teacher who combines a range of innovative teaching strategies and excellent relationships with young people 

•Someone who looks for ways to improve themselves and the school and is not afraid of taking responsibility beyond their own area 

We will offer; 

•The opportunity to work in an established and experienced Performing Arts school which challenges the stereotypes of underachieving boys 

•A personalised CPD programme that offers a range of opportunities to broaden your pedagogical experience and which seeks to support you in developing yourself for future leadership roles  

•Modern, state of the art facilities, including the technology and resources to support excellent teaching of all the subjects in the Faculty 

Please visit our website at www.foresthill.lewisham.sch.uk to make direct on-line applications, which must be returned to vacancies@foresthillschool.co.uk      Note - we do not accept CVs.  Informal visits are welcome and should be arranged with the Faculty Lead, Richard Lamb – please contact the school. Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 22nd June with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 26th June.   Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified and our interview process includes lesson observation.

Forest Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

All our employees are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to the Council’s Equal Opportunities policy.   Equality of opportunity is one of Lewisham’s Core Values.   The Council aims to redress inequalities to ensure fairness throughout the workforce and community.      

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More about Forest Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8699 9343
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