Teacher of English, Wolverhampton

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

The Royal School WolverhamptonWolverhampton

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: RSW Payscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Royal School is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and innovative experienced English teacher to join an ambitious and successful English team from January 2020 in this heavily oversubscribed day and boarding free school. The aptitude and enthusiasm to teach a range of abilities from ages 11-18 is essential. Motivation and passion for the subject is crucial.  We would welcome applications from experienced teachers who would relish the opportunity of developing the love of literature from reception to Year 13 in this all-through school.

Are you the person to stretch, challenge, support and inspire our students in and outside of the classroom?

The school’s distinctive ethos and culture where a truly holistic view of the personal development of the child is central to all that we do.  The wider ‘enrichment’ programme at this all-through 4-19 boarding and day school is essential and helps develop confident pupils well equipped for life beyond the school.  All staff contribute to this extensive programme with their personal interests and to join in with existing activities.

The English team is at an important stage in securing the highest standards of learning and teaching. 2019 GCSE results saw 79% of our students gaining 9-4 in English from our non-selective cohort. The successful candidate will be joining a strong team with dedicated and passionate teachers and benefit from the team’s established partnership with The University of Wolverhampton’s Teacher Training Programme, which is helping to develop the next generation of ‘outstanding’ teachers.

As a result of The Royal School’s excellent CPD programme and the supportive English team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to: develop professionally; improve and extend their knowledge; develop skills and experience; share outstanding and innovative practice; and contribute to the development of an exciting, challenging and supportive learning environment in and outside of the classroom.

At KS4, we have a three-year curriculum with all students presently following the AQA GCSE English Language and Literature. At KS5, our popular AQA English Literature A level is currently offered.  These groups will be taught in our new dedicated suite of classrooms, due to open in September, which have undergone transformational refurbishment as part of our independent free school investment programme.

Extra-curricular provision in English is an essential and vibrant part of the wider curriculum which is actively encouraged within the school. Students regularly experience live productions of set texts along with tailored workshops, lectures and lead on within the school.   Drama and performance is part and parcel of life at The Royal and a contribution to this aspect of the team’s passion is essential.

The Royal School is at an exciting time of development. The free school is an all-through (Reception to Y13) ‘independent’ school without day fees whilst still providing excellent boarding at affordable fees. Alongside the growth in pupil numbers, there will be an expansion in the curriculum, enrichment activities and improved facilities, enabling us to extend and enhance still further the range of opportunities for all our young people. 

The Royal School has achieved excellent academic results throughout its history and has an outstanding reputation for nurturing and developing confident, well-disciplined and successful individuals who progress successfully to the next stage of their life and career. We relish this next phase in its existence which enables us to review and build on our current success in preparing our young people for a rapidly evolving world and hope you will too.

Please, visit The Royal School website for further information and details of how to apply and we welcome personal visits to the school to see for yourself this vibrant, heavily oversubscribed school community.

More about The Royal School Wolverhampton
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Penn Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 0EG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1902 341230
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