Teacher of English

Bourne Community CollegeWest Sussex

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to contribute to outstanding learning and achievement for our students.

We are seeking to appoint a resilient, creative and dynamic teacher to join our English Department.  The Department is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning for all students and AQA English Language and Literature is taught to all KS4 students. This post represents an ideal opportunity to work in a vibrant and positive environment where creativity is actively encouraged. We are looking for an outstanding teacher, who is able to enthuse and motivate students.

The successful candidate will:

• Be an outstanding practitioner who inspires our students and colleagues.

• Be creative in designing, upholding and delivering a rigorous, academic curriculum.

• Believe that every student can and will succeed.

• Be flexible, collaborative, strategic and resilient.

• Contribute to the whole life of the school through our extra-curricular programme.

• Have the highest ambitions for our students, the school and themselves.

• Have the ability to motivate students and achieve excellent results.

• Have excellent organisational and ICT skills.

• Have the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team.

• Have an enthusiasm for English and the ability to share this with students.

• Have excellent subject knowledge.

• Achieve outstanding student outcomes.

• Possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of the community we serve.

• Uphold school policy and promote our whole school ethos: “Aspiration, Innovation, Motivation”.

Bourne Community College is a mixed comprehensive Trust school for students aged eleven to sixteen and is situated on the border of West Sussex and Hampshire, with the beautiful South Downs and surrounding villages to the north and the coastal waters of Chichester Harbour to the south.

Within the College we have a strong focus on high quality teaching and learning, supported by excellent staff development and an active student voice group. We believe that the very best learning takes place when students and adults work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. We, of course, have very high expectations for our students’ behaviour and they in turn can have equally high expectations for the quality of their lessons.

The English Department

We are a collaborative and motivated team who have a passion for teaching and seeing our students achieve their potential.

The English classrooms are based together and each room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and visualiser.  We have a shared resource area where all books and stationary are kept and this is within easy reach of the main classrooms.  We have an excellent Library and Resource Centre, running the Accelerated Reader programme, and everyone in the department works closely with our librarian. We also have access to a number of computer rooms and have a set of Chrome-Books which can be used with students for learning activities.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups in year 7 with support offered to the weaker students.  From year 8, students are streamed into ability classes. We offer a varied and stimulating curriculum which aims to allow students to develop into creative and critical thinkers with an excellent command of both the written and spoken word.

GCSE classes are taught in ability groups and we study the AQA syllabus at Key Stage 4. All of our students study both Language and Literature.

We are committed to offering our students an engaging and enriching curriculum both inside and outside the classroom.  We regularly have visiting authors and poets in school and students have the opportunity to go on trips to the theatre and other relevant places of interest.  The Librarian runs a number of successful book clubs and we offer extensive opportunities for students to build on their English skills outside the classroom.

Employee Benefits:

Bourne Community College is a highly rewarding environment in which to work. We provide a number of internal and external CPD opportunities for staff and actively encourage pedagogical research and innovation. The staff body is supportive and knowledgeable and we have a Staff Association Committee who organise a number of initiatives for colleagues. Staff also benefit from our links with local businesses, for example discounted membership at our neighbouring leisure centre. This post will offer the successful candidate leadership experience at different levels and the support and experience to further a successful career in Education.

This post would suit a successful and experienced teacher or a newly qualified teacher who has the potential and desire to be an outstanding teacher. This is a fixed term contract for one year, required for September 2021.  

Closing date for applications:  Friday 26 February 2021 9.00am

Interview date:  to be confirmed

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applicants invited for interview will be required to produce proof of identity, right to work in the UK and qualifications. 



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Bourne Community College

West Sussex

Bourne Community College
Park RoadSouthbourneEmsworthHampshirePO10 8PJUnited Kingdom
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http://www.bourne.org.uk+44 1243 375691
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