We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who can convey their passion for English Language and Literature to the students in the school as well as provide leadership in the department and help to continue the development of the subject. You will be working in a team of 7 supportive staff in a well-resourced department.
The English Department benefits from excellent leadership and a stable committed staff body. The department consistently facilitates outstanding student outcomes with 81% of students achieving a grade 9-4 in August 2022. As a successful department we are at the forefront of new initiatives across the school which have been integral to driving up results across all subjects. You would, therefore, be joining a team that will help both to develop your own teaching and inspire the teaching of others. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious teacher to develop their career in a department that rewards hard work and success.
The successful candidate will have the energy, drive and stamina to deliver English Language and Literature in an innovative way that will engage our students. You will have the desire to make English the most interesting subject to every student in the school and you will have belief that every student can do well in your classroom.
The Department benefits from a weekly timetabled collaborative planning period, giving staff time to reflect on subject pedagogy and continuously strive to improve.
The school offers bespoke CPD opportunities ranging from National Professional Qualifications support to supporting MA programmes.
Our recent OFSTED inspection in February 2019 made the following comments about teaching and relationships at school:
- Teachers are wholehearted in their desire for pupils to achieve well. Relationships between teachers and pupils are constructive and are built on trust and mutual respect. This enables pupils to have the confidence to ask for help and support when they are stuck or unsure.
- Pupils conduct themselves in an orderly manner. They are welcoming, self-assured and act in a polite and respectful way. Lunchtimes are calm, with groups of pupils engaged in friendly conversation.
- The majority of pupils display a positive attitude towards their learning. They are keen to succeed and value the efforts made by their teachers in supporting them in lessons.
- Pupils say that they value teachers’ advice in identifying the progress they are making.
Why should you work at The Beaconsfield School?
- Highly supportive staff body, including a staff committee responsible for representing staff wellbeing.
- Bespoke professional opportunities including support to undertake Masters and NPQ programmes.
- Significant investment in a newly refurbished staff room and staff workroom.
- Dedicated time within the school day for co-planning.
- Free tea and coffee for all staff, we believe in providing the best possible working environment for staff and small gestures make a big difference.
The Beaconsfield School has good road links to London, Reading, Maidenhead and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the M40 and a 10-minute walk from Beaconsfield Train Station.
If you have any questions or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact us, via the Headteacher’s PA SHarwood@beaconsfield.school and ask to speak to Caroline Legg, Headteacher.
For further information about the school please visit our website www.beaconsfield.school
Completed application forms should be emailed to the HR Manager, Mrs V Gardner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 27 March 2023.
Interviews will be held on: 29 March 2023.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.