Teacher of English, Somerset

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The Blue SchoolSomerset

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

PART TIME TEACHER OF ENGLISH (approx. 0.4 Tuesday and Thursday)

Fixed term post from April 2019 - August 2019

We are seeking to appoint an excellent, part time teacher of English, from Easter 2019, to contribute to this very successful and innovative English team. The successful candidate will teach throughout Key Stages 3&4. We welcome applications from experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession.


Students are grouped by ability from early on in Y7 with departmental schemes of work in place for all topics in KS3 and 4. Staff work together to share best practice, resources and texts to engage students. The team runs a full and diverse extra curricular programme, including: reading groups, theatre trips, writing clubs and author visits etc. We also provide a full intervention programme of study for GCSE.

At Key Stage 4, all students are entered for both GCSE English and GCSE English Literature. A Level English Literature is popular with students and the subject recruits well each year.

At GCSE we achieve on average 80% grades 4-9 in both English Language and English Literature.

There are 10 full-time members of the department and 4 part-time colleagues. In addition, we have two English Intervention tutors as well as support from the Special Needs Department. The department has an excellent Curriculum Assistant who is able to support all colleagues in their delivery of the curriculum. We are looking to appoint a teacher who is excited by contributing their own expertise and interests to a committed and friendly department.

Main responsibilities of the post

• to convey to students your enthusiasm and passion for the subject of English;

• to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with other members of the departmental team;

• to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with students;

• to plan, prepare and deliver lessons, which meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the new GCSE Specifications;

• to contribute to the use of ICT within English lessons;

• to monitor and report the progress of students in your individual classes as directed by the depart mental and school assessment policy;

• to attend and contribute to departmental meetings;

• to contribute to developing departmental resources and short, medium and long term plans;

• to be a tutor;

• to undertake all other duties associated with being a teacher at The Blue School.

Further information about different aspects of school life can be found on the school website at www.theblueschoolwells.co.uk. In particular, the following documents in the Information Section might be helpful in providing more details about the organisation of the school and the cur-riculum.

Information/General Information/Prospectus: School Prospectus; Welcome Booklet; Key Stage 4 Prospectus; Sixth Form Prospectus.

Information/General Information/School Policies: Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Completed application forms and a covering letter should be sent to Miss Julie Biggadike, HR Assistant, The Blue School, Kennion Road, Wells, BA5 2NR or via e-mail jobswiththeblue@educ.somerset.gov.uk.

Candidates selected for interview will be given the chance to look round the school as part of the process and to meet students and staff as well as undertaking the more formal parts of the selection process. If invited to interview, you will be asked to bring various pieces of documentation to verify your identity and to comply with the requirements of the Disclosure and Barring Service in ensuring the safeguarding of children.

Closing date: Wednesday 20th March 2019

Interviews: w/c 25th March 2019

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More about The Blue School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Wells Blue Sports Centre, Kennion Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2NR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1749 678799
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