Teacher of English required to join a successful and supportive team.
St Bede's English Department, one of the largest in the school, is extremely successful. Teaching staff are very friendly, supportive of each other, professional and highly qualified. It is housed in a suite of seven rooms and has the use of other rooms in different parts of the building. There is a head of department’s office and good stock room provision. One room is equipped with computers and has access to the school’s network in order to accommodate teaching of media at A Level. Each teaching room has access to its own range of multi-media hardware.
Year 7 is taught in mixed ability tutor groups. There is a degree of fine tuning in years 8-9, with some provision for the most able students as well as those who need additional support in their work. The students are otherwise placed in mixed ability groups but not according to their tutor groups.
At GCSE, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and all students are also entered for AQA English Literature. For A level, we follow the AQA English Literature syllabus, specification B. Both the GCSE and the AS/A2 courses demand great commitment from the staff and depend for their success on high levels of leadership and efficient organisation. Colleagues are encouraged to develop and share resources.
There is an emphasis on developing extra-curricular activities in areas such as creative writing and reading and we work closely with the school library wherever possible.
We are seeking people who have the ability to help us maintain our very strong examination results.
We welcome visits from potential applicants. Please ring our Personnel Officer, Carole Whybra on 01737 214048 if you would like to make an appointment (term time only).
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