Teacher of English, Thurrock

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The Ockendon AcademyThurrock

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Start date: Autumn Term
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Fringe)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Due to continued growth in pupil numbers, The Ockendon Academy are currently looking for a Teacher of English to start as soon as possible.  We welcome applications from both experienced teachers who can fully contribute to help build and develop this department or newly qualified teachers seeking to widen their experience. 

We are keen to appoint someone who enjoys inspiring students through their passion for the subject, has excitement and drive for teaching and learning and a strong desire to make a difference to student achievement, fully embracing our motto to ‘Enjoy being the best you can be’.  In return, the Academy will provide support through mentoring and CPD and there is opportunity of promotion through leadership for those who are looking to advance in their careers.

The ideal candidate will be someone who encourages creative writing and provides insights into literature and the art of reading, who engages students into thinking and criticising what they have read and how their communications skills will develop as a result.  Our English department is a dedicated and hard-working team who value the importance of high-quality learning in the classroom and you would support and continue to build on these strong foundations.  

You will:

  • Be educated to a first degree level or equivalent and hold QTS.
  • Have experience of teaching the UK curriculum, ideally to Key Stage 5 and have the ability to plan and deliver lessons to ensure excellent learning progression takes place in all areas.
  • Can assess and mark work, monitor pupils' progression and raise attainment levels.
  • Have evidence that they have supported students effectively and possess a capacity to deliver engaging lessons, which inspire and motivate pupils to challenge their own learning.
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.


The Principal is happy to meet you for a pre-application visit, please contact Helen Smith at hsmith@theockendonacademy.com to make arrangements.    

To apply, please visit our website www.theockendonacademy.com to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application form, or alternatively contact Denise Fowler, HR Manager at dfowler@theockendonacademy.com for an application pack. 

The Ockendon Academy and Ockendon Studio School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Erriff Drive, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5AY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1708 851661
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