Teacher of English, Orpington, Kent

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Darrick Wood SchoolOrpington, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Darrick Wood require, from September 2018, a well-qualified and ambitious full time Teacher of English. 

You will be working in a forward looking and supportive department with successful and committed staff. Darrick Wood is an oversubscribed and successful 11-18 eight form entry mixed comprehensive, housed in modern buildings on an attractive site in a pleasant catchment area. The School consistently achieves excellent results, was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in its last OFSTED inspection, and was designated a Teaching School in 2013. In 2015 we were proud to be awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark. The School provides very good opportunities for career development and a full support programme for all new staff.

The English Department comprises ten full-time teachers and one part-time colleague. In the closely linked Media and Film Departments, we have two full-time colleagues. Members of the Department share a common philosophy of education and this has ensured co-operative planning of policies, teaching materials and assessment methods. Team work is an important feature of the Department and has contributed significantly to the high level of success in academic achievement. Staff are given opportunities to extend their expertise by accepting responsibility for aspects of the English curriculum. Each member of staff is issued with a file of policy statements, and schemes of work for Key Stages 3 and 4.

Darrick Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Closing date for applications: noon, Friday 20th April 2018

An application form and job description is available on our website via the apply button. Please note only applications submitted on the School’s application form will be considered.

Any queries please telephone Mrs Deborah Crockett, Human Resources.

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More about Darrick Wood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1689 850271
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Darrick Wood School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Orpington, Kent, and there are currently 1,730 pupils on its roll. Darrick Wood School was rated as “outstanding” by ...