Teacher of English (Temporary), Windsor, Berkshire

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Eton CollegeWindsor, Berkshire

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Appointment of a Teacher of English (Temporary)

The Head Master invites applications from well-qualified graduates to teach English throughout the school. The successful candidate will be expected to take up his or her appointment on 1st January 2019. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for two terms.

All members of the English Department are expected to be skilled, informed, stimulating teachers of language and literature across a range of abilities, ages and specifications. All members of the department teach younger boys in the Lower School, where, while seeking to foster creative and critical talents, we also aim to cultivate the control of accurate written English. Clear course structures are in place for every year group, but the department does not impose rigorous schemes of work and, wherever possible, encourages teachers to choose their own approaches and texts. At Pre-U level, there is scope for teachers to incorporate the teaching of a wide range of literature in accordance with their own interests and expertise. Further teaching opportunities may include drama, theatre studies and creative writing. We enjoy considerable success with Oxbridge entry, run numerous competitions in critical and creative writing and bring a stream of writers, performers and academics to interact with boys. We expect all English teachers to contribute to the challenging, exciting learning environment to which we expose our students, both within lesson time and beyond. 

All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service; the College reserves the right to make other required checks. Applicants should note that the College, in addition to requiring three satisfactory references, is required to seek references from the most recent employment where a candidate has worked with children.

Applicants are invited to submit their application forms, letters of application, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees (one of whom at least should be a current employer or, for new graduates, a university supervisor) to the address below.  It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their referees are willing and able to provide references shortly after the time of application.  Testimonials must not be sent.

To apply for this position please download and complete the application form from the College website: http://www.etoncollege.com/TeachingPosts.aspx 

Completed forms should be emailed to:


Alternatively completed forms may be sent to:-

Mrs Lynne Wood

Teachers’ Recruitment

Eton College




Closing Date: Monday, 10 December 2018

Please note, in light of the considerable number of applications that Eton is pleased to receive for all positions advertised, we are unable to enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants regarding reasons why they were not shortlisted or interviewed. If you have not been contacted by Friday 14 December, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Eton College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Eton, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6DW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 370100
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Eton College is a single-sex , Church of England independent secondary school with sixth form and boarding serving boys from the age of 12-18. The secondary school is situated in Windsor, Berkshire and has approximately 1,320 students on record.