Teacher of English, Oxford

Closing date:

Cheney SchoolOxford

Date posted:
Start date: Likely January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS or UPS, plus a possible TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


(with potential TLR for role of Pupil Premium lead)

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn. The success of the school as an Academy has led to Cheney School expanding into a Multi Academy Trust.

The English Faculty is a key part of Cheney’s success, with 80% of students achieving grade 4 and above in either English Language or English Literature at GCSE last year. We are keen to develop and improve these results even further and we feel that recruiting the best possible teachers is the key to that aim. This role may, for a person with the relevant experience and skill set, include them taking the lead on student progress, attendance, aspiration and behaviour for vulnerable students (Pupil Premium) across the school (with reduced teaching hours).

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Are passionate about helping students make excellent progress and reach their potential in English;
  • Have a proven track record as an outstanding and creative practitioner;
  • Have the desire and enthusiasm to play an active and collaborative role in contributing to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas;
  • Can demonstrate the talent, interpersonal and leadership skills required to inspire and motivate students;
  • (For the additional role) have a particular interest in the progress and attainment of pupil premium students. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Charlotte Broom, Assistant Head (English and Literacy), on: cbr@cheney.oxon.sch.uk or by phone on: 01865 755151.

Salary: Teacher Main Pay Range OR Upper Pay Range (depending on experience and whether it includes the ‘lead role’ described above). 

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below.

In addition to your application form, please email a letter of application, detailing reasons for your interest in this post and your relevant skills and experience to hr@cheney.oxon.sch.uk 

Closing date: 8am, Wednesday 18 October 2017

Interview date: Friday 20 October 2017

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Cheney School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 765726
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