English Teacher at Denstone College (Full time, Maternity Cover)
The English Department is one of the largest in the College, currently comprising six full-time and two part-time members of staff. A majority of GCSE students will complete both the Language and Literature courses and our results are strong, with well over 50% achieving grades 6-9 in both GCSE English Literature and English Language over the past three years. We also run a popular A Level programmes in English Literature, with 70% of candidates achieving B grades or better over the past three years. A Level English Language has also recently been added to Sixth Form curriculum.
What can we offer you?
We are a very supportive team, keen to share resources and best practice. Our schemes of work are detailed, modern, and provide a range of differentiated activities to support teaching and learning, also allowing staff the freedom to explore their interests and bring the subject to life. Teachers have access to a wide range of internal and external CPD opportunities.
The students at Denstone are motivated and keen to succeed. We regularly run theatre trips, public speaking and debating competitions and a student newspaper to extend learning beyond the curriculum. Tookey’s, the English teaching block, provides the department with exceptional teaching and learning facilities, including interactive SMART boards and visualisers in every room. We frequently access the College library to support learning. It is a stunning facility offering a world-class study environment.
Single person accommodation will be considered for this role for the duration of the maternity cover contract.
What can you offer us?
We are actively seeking a well-qualified and inspirational full time English teacher for April 2024 (or possibly sooner) to cover a maternity leave within the department.
The successful candidate will be able and willing to teach the subject across lower school year groups (Years 7, 8 and 9), with the possibility of some GCSE involvement too. There is also the possibility of some teaching in our Prep division (years 5 and 6). This position will ideally suit someone with a strong academic track record, a passion for the subject and an ambition to gain experience in a successful school with the very highest standards and expectations. The successful candidate will be hard-working, demonstrate strong collaborative skills, and have the drive to develop their own teaching skills as well as to share good practice with colleagues.
This position will involve teaching a full academic timetable (currently up to 27 x 40 minute periods per week, although there is some flexibility here) across the Denstone teaching week (possibly including some Saturday morning lessons). All full-time staff at Denstone serve as house tutors and also make a commitment to the school’s extra-curricular programme: a willingness to be involved in such activities will be advantageous. Life at Denstone is full and immensely rewarding!
Please note, we encourage early applications as we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date.
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