September 12, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We require a graduate of English Literature to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English Department to teach in the Senior School, at this thriving girls’ Independent School.
Competitive, dependent on experience
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
October 30, 2022


Fixed Term Contract - November 2022 (for up to one year) 

We require a graduate of English Literature to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English Department to teach in the Senior School, at this thriving girls’ Independent School. Applications are welcomed both from experienced teachers and NQTs.

The English Department is a highly successful Department within the School in terms of the students’ enjoyment, value of classes and in public examination results, but we are always looking forward to new initiatives and developments as ways to inspire our students; to animate, enrich and add purpose to their experiences with literature, reading and writing through independent learning. The Department wishes to bring an appreciation of the power of language and its integral role in deepening an appreciation of our world to the forefront of the School.

Our desire to have our students achieve higher than they thought possible every year and particularly in national examinations is balanced everyday by our desire to keep the true purpose of studying, reading and writing alive. We take preparation for national examinations very seriously as foundations for the students’ careers but are equally focused on the importance of introducing the students to the wider world beyond Pipers Lane; the real meaning of research, critical thinking, debating, experiences outside of the classroom, current affairs, residential courses, author visits, reading new authors and even discovering what a library really can be. The emphases in the Department are on the students’ learning rather than teaching and on active, critical, independent learning.

The English Department runs the Senior Debating Society, entering the English Speaking Union National Competition and others, as well as the Inter-House Competition and the Junior Debating Club. We offer a residential week at the Arvon Foundation in Devon and a residential experience of the First World War battlefields for Sixth Form students. The Department runs the School Magazine, Aquila; Hacker, the newspaper for young journalists; and a variety of Clubs and Activities at Junior and Senior levels, which organise competitions and an English Society. Trips centre around Core Trips for each Year - currently a major production for Years 7 and 8, a workshop day at Shakespeare’s Globe, an exploration of Shakespeare’s London for Year 9, and a day at the Stratford Properties and an RSC performance for the Lower Sixth. In addition, trips are regularly made to museums and other cultural events including Intelligence Squared debates, BBC recordings and poetry readings. We have recently introduced student Subject Leaders at GCSE, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth levels, giving students further opportunities.

The Department subscribes to Learning Outside the Classroom and makes full use of the School’s outdoor classrooms, the School grounds and the world outside. The Department sees working outside as the foremost resource in showing the students that life, and therefore English, takes place outside the classroom walls.

It is the aim of the English Department to ensure every student leaves every lesson with the window to her world open a little bit wider and for her to have her desire and confidence notched a little higher. It is the aim of the Department to create an environment in which students are never quite sure what they will encounter when they open the door to the classroom.

Single accommodation is available if required.

An application form can be obtained from the HR Department, email, or downloaded from our website 

Completed application forms and a covering letter should be addressed to the Headmistress and returned to HR via the email address above. 

Closing date: Friday 30 September 2022.

Interview date: TBC.

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Pipers Corner School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. 

Pipers Corner School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

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