English Teacher

Salesian School
Chertsey, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Scale / Upper Pay Spine
Start Date
1st September 2024
26th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412837

Our School

Salesian is a co-educational 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school and is part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

The school has 1850 students and is situated on two sites approximately one mile apart, near to the centre of Chertsey. The main school is situated at Guildford Road and our Sixth Form College has 467 students on its own site at Highfield Road.

We work hard to ensure that staff and students are well looked after but we also set exceedingly high expectations of everyone at the school and underperformance is always challenged. When you get the balance right between challenge and support you get great teaching, when you have great teaching the school becomes heavily-oversubscribed and when this is the case parents believe in what you are trying to do and support you in doing it.

English Teacher Appointment

To commence: 1st September 2024

Closing Date: 26th April  2024, but will be reviewed on submission

Interview Date: TBC

Salesian School is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to teach English. We welcome applications from trainee teachers and experienced colleagues alike, including those looking for positions with additional responsibility. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and love teaching children then we’d be delighted to hear from you. We are always happy to meet potential applicants prior to interview; please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or to visit the school.

The English Department at Salesian is dynamic, progressive and has Learning and Teaching at the heart of everything it does. We are exceptionally proud of our results: last year 80% of our students achieved 5-9 at GCSE in English Literature, with 42% of these grades being 7-9. In English Language, 75% of our students achieved 5-9, with 29% of these grades being 7-9. At A Level, 75% of students secured an A*-B at English Literature and 80% A*-B for English Language. We are passionate about constantly evaluating and improving our pedagogy and consider ourselves to be a department that is eager and honoured to drive whole school change.

As part of a Salesian School we are also committed to extra-curricular projects. We are proud to have had winners at public speaking competitions in the past and run a debating club that has taken part in inter-school competitions this year. Theatre trips are run at every Key Stage and we encourage our most able and talented through university lectures. Passionate about improving standards of literacy, we run a highly successful mentoring programme between Year 11 and Year 8 and Year 10 and Year 7 students which has encouraged confidence in reading as well as allowing students who are considering a career in teaching a chance to develop key skills.

We are committed to teacher training and annually accept PGCE trainees from around London to take advantage of our exceptional training and support. We also host trainees from our own SCITT, Teach South East. We are always thrilled to receive NQTs for further training believing we benefit as much from their fresh ideas and creativity as they do our guidance and experience.

The successful applicant should be passionate about teaching English, and should be committed to continually developing their own Learning and Teaching. We are extremely proud of our department at Salesian and greatly look forward to welcoming a passionate colleague to join our successful and supportive team.


Safeguarding Statement:

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Part of Xavier Catholic Education Trust

Xavier Catholic Education Trust