Teacher of English, Purley, Surrey

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The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS including Outer London Weighting
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



Tel: 020 8660 4555 

Fax: 020 8763 1837

email: johnfisherschool@suttonlea.org

London Borough of Sutton

Students on roll: 1067

Sixth Form: 225


MPS (Outer London) 

Required from 1st September 2018

The ability to teach Media Studies would be an advantage

Our Mission is to “Aspire for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence” SSAT Double Award Winners 2015, Pupil Premium Award Winners & 'Prince's Teaching Institute Mark' 2016, National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint an excellent Teacher of English to join our outstanding department. Applications are welcome from individuals of all faiths or none, who will support the catholic ethos of our school. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a whole school initiative supporting the literacy development of students. We would welcome applications from teachers currently working at Key Stage 2 as well as those working in Key Stages 3-5. 

Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 5 A*-C (4+) including Maths and English in 2017 and the Sixth Form received an ‘outstanding’ ALP’s judgement in 2016. In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong…’ 

In English we achieve consistently excellent results – in June 2017 81% A* 4+ in English Language, 69% 5+ and 26% 7+. In English Literature 80% of students secured 4+. The English Department currently has five dedicated teaching rooms, all equipped with interactive white boards. The team also includes dedicated Media and Drama teachers and classroom. 

We offer:

  • A strong feedback culture and established programme of induction and mentoring.
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.
  • A commitment to your professional development, leadership training and career management.
  • The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘Partners in Excellence’ programme.
  • Free access to our on-site gymnasium.
  • Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on jrigby3@suttonmail.org to arrange a visit or an informal discussion with the Headteacher, Mr Philip McCullagh.

Salary payable is on the Teachers Main Pay Scale, including Outer London Weighting. 

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on www.johnfisherschool.org/Career-Opportunities where further information on the school and department may be found.  Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by the closing date: noon on Thursday, 26th April 2018.  Interviews will be held week commencing 30th April 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. An enhanced CRB will be required. 

Job location

More about The John Fisher School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555
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About The John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School

Our mission is simple – we aspire for academic, cultural and sporting excellence. We want to be the best all boys’ catholic comprehensive school in the country! 

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