This is a temporary position to cover the maternity of a colleague. It is likely to last approximately 1 year.
We are seeking a new enthusiastic, extremely able Teacher of English to join our team at Perins.
English studies at Perins are core to ensuring our students can fulfil their potential, whatever their chosen career. Our team of exceptional English teachers create inspirational lessons for all, delivering strong exam results each year and leading the development of practice within the school as a whole.
In addition to the core subjects of English Language and English Literature, Perins also offers KS4 students the chance to study GCSE Media. English teachers with experience of teaching Media would be well suited to the position available.
We are committed to providing a rounded and rich educational experience for all students at Perins as we believe that everyone is entitled to high levels of individual achievement, care and support.
Our motto "In Omnia Excellentia" (Excellence in Everything) reflects our aspirations that every student has the opportunity to progress and develop in all areas, preparing them for the future. We value the richness and diversity of the educational experience we offer, both within and beyond the classroom.
• To develop and model the highest standards of teaching in English
• To contribute to the English Team so that continual improvement is facilitated in the department
• To continually develop all areas of the Qualified Teacher Standards
• Under the direction of the Team Leader, develop the ethos of “striving for excellence”
Teaching and Learning
• Excellent teaching demonstrating a wide understanding and knowledge of pedagogy
• Contribute to the construction of departmental schemes of work supporting their regular review and improvement as part of excellent departmental practice
• Ensure that departmental assessments reflect whole school policy and that they sustain an ethos of achievement for students
• Support the management of classroom behaviour so that a climate for learning is sustained for all colleagues
• Develop a model of eLearning to meet the needs of children in the 21st Century
• Contribute to a culture of self-evaluation through shared reflection, use of data, and peer observation
• As part of the annual review, set targets which are challenging to secure improvements in performance and which reflect school and department improvement agendas
• Undertake Action Research projects to maintain self and school knowledge
Knowledge, Skills and expertise
• Maintain an understanding of methods of data analysis to support individual student achievement.
• Have an understanding of ICT development which match school developments
• Keep current with professional developments within the subject area at local, regional and national levels.
Contribution to School life
• Contribute to the development of school policy through the appropriate consultative bodies, including working parties
• Support whole school development through contributing to the strategic direction and development of the subject area and the ways in which this can contribute to school improvement
Duties and responsibilities for Upper Pay Range include
• Support other teachers to improve their practice
• Take a leading role in the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate
• Proactively participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school, which relate to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including pastoral arrangements and assemblies
Qualifications, skills and abilities:
• Good degree in a English subject
• PGCE or recognized teaching qualification
• GSCE grade C or higher in Maths and English
• Relevant experience of teaching English to at least GCSE or equivalent level
• Experience of involvement in extra curricular activities
• Evidence of successful use of ICT within teaching and learning
• Evidence of ability to develop positive and effective relationships with students, staff, governors, parent/carers and other stakeholders
• Experience of successful behaviour management
• An excellent communicator who is able to work effectively with students, parents and colleagues
• Good or outstanding classroom practitioner with evidence of setting appropriate expectations to advance learning and engage and motivate student
• Ability to establish productive working relationships and work well in a team
• Has excellent subject knowledge and is aware of best practice in English teaching, including effective use of AfL
• An excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
• Commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities for all
• Evidence of a commitment to the safeguarding of all young people
• Engagement with new technologies, their use and impact
• Enthusiasm, energy and personal dynamism
• Approachable, friendly and patient
• Good sense of humour
• Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
• A liking and respect for young people
• Appropriate professional relationship with colleagues, parents and children
• High level of integrity, honesty and fairness
• Demonstrate personal enthusiasm for the learning process