Teacher of English/Special Needs, Brentford

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Kew House SchoolBrentford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum and recognition of creativity and talent.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic graduate Teacher to help in the growth and development of the SEN team. You will be an outstanding teacher with the ability and enthusiasm to teach across a range of subject disciplines at GCSE and possibly post 16 English.

Key Requirements: 

• Good degree in an appropriate subject and a recognised teaching qualification

• Excellent subject knowledge of English with the ability to support SEN from year 7 through to GCSE

• Ability to use GCSE and KS3 mark schemes to assess progress

• Ability to assist in the further development of the SEN department’s contribution to English

• Commitment to, and experience of, using a range of teaching styles and methods including ICT; classrooms are equipped with IWB / digital projectors and a VLE has been developed to support student learning.

• Willingness to offer extra support through subject clinics and revision classes to guarantee the progress of students

• Willingness to participate in the wider co-curricular life of the school showing commitment to the ethos of the school and flexibility in achieving its aims

Additional requirements:

• Ability to assist the Head of English and SENCo in identifying resource needs, ensuring resources are used effectively and shared for the benefit of all students

• Willingness to participate in cross- curricular days and school visits and trips that complement learning.

The school is committed to staff development and this position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.

To apply, please submit a completed application form together with supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be able to comment on your teaching skills, and one from your current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. You must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview.

Completed applications should be emailed to officemanager@kewhouseschool.com or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX.

The school welcomes applications from teachers in the state sector and from newly qualified teachers.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 25 February 2019. Suitable applicants will be contacted by telephone and invited to attend an interview by arrangement.

All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal record (DBS) check. 

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More about Kew House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8742 2038
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