March 22, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
The role will involve maintaining and driving levels of engagement, combined with developing a consistent approach to the teaching of reading, writing and speaking & listening.  
MPS/UPS plus London Fringe Allowance. TLR2A
Working Pattern
Full Time • Permanent
Closing Date
April 15, 2024


We are seeking to appoint an energised, enthusiastic, and research-driven teacher to co-ordinate Key Stage 5 in English, and to lead its next phase of development. The role will involve maintaining and driving levels of engagement, combined with developing a consistent approach to the teaching of reading, writing and speaking & listening.

Furze Platt is a highly successful and inclusive mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1500 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are an ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. Our school is very well resourced and equipped with many new facilities benefiting students and staff.  These include a state-of-the-art theatre, gym, fitness suite and new three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories and classrooms.

We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We encourage all our staff to offer enrichment opportunities with over 50 clubs and societies being offered each term. We are proud of this range of extra-curricular opportunities including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. Career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt. Furze Platt is the lead school for Teach Maidenhead, a teacher training partnership which offers School Direct teacher training giving staff the opportunity to develop their mentoring skills

We are keen to ensure that we support the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff.  Discounted membership is available for the use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym on-site. Staff are provided with a laptop and many have their own classrooms.  We offer access to an employee advice service (Care First) which provides information, helpful resources, and a counselling service. We encourage community spirit and staff involvement through various social events, recent ones being “tea on the terrace” in the summer term, an orienteering event, murder mystery and cooking competitions, sports after school and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. We also ensure that freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with edible treats to help you through the week!

Interested applicants are welcome to talk to Amanda Cook, Head of Employee Relations about this post, or to visit the school.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 15 April 2024

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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