Teacher of English, South Croydon

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Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous package dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join an innovative and energetic department of seventeen teachers. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability both to sustain the high levels set for public exam results and to foster the lively life of the subject outside the classroom.

The Department is well-resourced and strives to stimulate a love of literature and writing through creative teaching, competitions, clubs and societies and visiting speakers. Among many other events, there are annual residential trips to the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival with junior boys and to the Lake District with senior boys to study the Romantics. You will have the freedom to select your own age-related teaching texts and develop your own schemes of work within the set syllabus. 

Applicants should be able to teach across the age range up to GCSE, and A Level or IB teaching could be available for the right candidate. The post is as suitable for experienced teachers as it is for those new to the profession, who would participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

For further information and an online application form, please visit www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies. For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk .

Applications will be reviewed on a daily basis and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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