Teacher of English, Sheffield

Closing date:Expiring soon

Westfield SchoolSheffield

Date posted:
Start date: Sept 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English

Required: September 2020


A school with the potential to be outstanding moves on from challenging times, turns a corner and seeks new characters to join its journey.

Are you the character we are looking for?

• Are you an outstanding teacher of English?

• Are you looking for the chance to make a long-lasting difference?

• Do you want to join a committed team of subject specialists?

• Do you want to work as part of a growing Trust that cherishes both aspiration and inclusion?

The role

Westfield School is seeking to appoint a Teacher of English. We are happy to receive applications from teachers with varying degrees of experience – from NQTs through to seasoned educators. We are seeking someone who is passionate about engaging all our students in this subject, committed to delivering well planned and inspirational lessons to help our students make excellent progress.

The successful candidate will:

• Be creative, motivational and effective classroom practitioner.

• Be able to inspire, challenge and motivate young people. 

• Be reflective and analytical about their classroom practice.

• Be engaged in all aspects of the thriving English Faculty. 

Then you could be the missing ingredient in our story!

The story so far

Westfield School is on the cusp of achieving great things. The school has moved from having spaces in year groups to now being regularly over-subscribed. It is part of Chorus Education Trust – an inclusive and aspirational local Trust that is drawing on the very best teaching and learning across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Westfield formally joined Chorus Trust in December 2018. 

With solid foundations in place, the Head of School is working with staff to ensure that the Trust’s ethos of ‘Outstanding Achievement for All’ is at the core of all work at Westfield. The school has a strong tradition of inclusion, whilst aspiring for the very best education, opportunities and results possible for all students. We are passionate about transforming our students' life chances.

This is a school where, if you have the drive, talent and commitment, you can make great progress. It is a happy school with supportive and willing staff, students and parents. It has excellent facilities, particularly for sport – with a sports centre (including swimming pool), which can be used for free by staff.

We have been through some challenging times but we are definitely turning the corner. Our new leadership team, along with our dedicated staff, have been working with local feeder schools and parents to move Westfield towards becoming the fantastic school it was always meant to be. The ingredients are all here - but we need to expand our team to include even more teachers who have the drive and talent to bring about the change needed.

You'll never want to leave

As part of Chorus Education Trust, you will be supported through every step of your career. Our well-established Teaching School, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance, provides outstanding support and training, and has a strong track record of developing teachers at all levels. 

As part of the Trust you will be able to take advantage of opportunities working with colleagues at other schools, as well as contribute to our ever-improving practice. When you are ready to take the next step in your career we are sure you will want to stay with us. With many local schools lined up to join Chorus, you will find that you can develop your career within our supportive team.

How to apply

Please note further details and an application form are available on our website 


Closing date for applications: midday on 27th January 2020

Interviews will take place W/C 27th January 2020

(Please note interviews may be held before the closing date for strong candidates)

Completed application forms are to be returned to recruitment@westfield-admin.co.uk 

We always encourage prospective applicants to visit the school in advance of application. This can be arranged by contacting Julie Wilson, PA to the Head of School on 0114 248 5221 or email: jwilson@westfield-chorustrust.org 

Westfield School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to enhanced DBS checks and two excellent references. 

More about Westfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Eckington Road, Sothall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 1HQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 114 2485221
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