Teacher of English, Wandsworth

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Saint Cecilia's Church of England SchoolWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: M1 upwards depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Located in the beautiful residential area of Southfields, close to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School is just 20 minutes from the West End of London and 20 minutes to tranquil Surrey countryside, with exceptional transport links.  Yet, still within the Inner London Weighting area which adds a significant increase to salary.

In 2019, pupil outcomes were excellent. At GCSE the P8 overall was +0.32. We continue to be one of the highest performing schools in the London Borough of Wandsworth.  Our attainment 8 score was 51.4. Moreover, 88% of our pupils achieved 9-4 grades in English and 78% achieved 9-4 grades in Maths. 24% per cent of A level grades were A* - A, and every year leavers gain places at prestigious Russell Group universities, including Oxbridge.

The English department is highly successful with excellent outcomes at both GCSE and A level. The team are experienced and committed to ensuring a challenging, rigorous and enjoyable experience for all students. Collaborative working is central to department practice and the team is incredibly supportive, both of the students and of each other. We are looking for an inspirational teacher to join this team of dedicated professionals who continue to maintain a proven record of high academic standards.  

• Pupils excel in English and the department have achieved 88% of pupils gaining Grade 4 and above with 74% achieving grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature.  

• The Progress 8 English element score is currently +0.66 and was +0.7 in 2018.  

• Students make excellent progress at A level as well as GCSE with a large number of pupils opting to take English Literature at A-level and achieving a progress score of +0.52.  In 2019 25% of pupils achieved A*-A and 69% achieved A*-B.

Saint Cecilia’s holds the Gold Award for Professional Development from UCL/IOE and the Silver Investors in People Award which demonstrates our commitment to realising the potential and excellence of the individuals we employ. Whether you are an experienced subject teacher, newly qualified or early in your teaching career, our school offers first class career progression and exciting professional opportunities.

With 950 pupils and a thriving, popular sixth form, the caring Christian community within the school, together with the close-knit team of dedicated and friendly staff have achieved excellent academic success

Please apply via the TES application form by Monday, 24th February, 9.00am.  Interviews will be held the following week.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



More about Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Sutherland Grove, Southfields, London, SW18 5JR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 780 1244
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