Teacher of English

South Wigston High School
South Wigston, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
MPS/UPS (with TLR for the right candidate)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
26th February 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1402038

Teacher of English

Full time or Part time


To start from September 2024 (or sooner)

MPS/UPS (with TLR for the right candidate)

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for a Teacher of English to join our friendly and talented team from September 2024 (or sooner) on either a part time or full time basis. The appointed person will form part of a strong and growing English department, helping to enable our students to realise their potential. There is also a possibility of a TLR for Head of Year responsibilities for the right candidate.

We welcome applications from teachers at all stages of their career, including ECTs and more experienced colleagues. We provide excellent training opportunities with the chance to quickly progress within the school. Regardless of experience if you have a passion and talent for teaching and want to inspire and motivate students, we would love to hear from you.

It is a very exciting time to join us at South Wigston High School. We are a vibrant 11-16 school where our students and staff are our best resource. You may be an ambitious, high flyer who is relatively new to the profession or someone who has been teaching for a few years but is ready for a new challenge. This is a place where the best teachers and leaders can make a huge difference to the outcomes of our students.

Do you want to make a profound positive difference?

Have you got what it takes?

Would you like to be part of something special?

If so, join our team at South Wigston High School for a career without limits.

We promise:

  • That every day you’ll get the opportunity to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back. Our students are amazing… that’s a promise!
  • To support you professionally and personally by providing excellent professional development within our supportive community where staff debate teaching and learning. In additional to our academy based CPD, staff can also opt into Trust led professional development
  • You are joining ambitious team with a clear vision for the school
  • A stable, dedicated and experienced leadership team that are committed to ensuring the future success for all at South Wigston High School

Why work for us?

You will be given the opportunity to grow professionally and personally in this role and you will have access to meaningful professional development.

As a Trust we value inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, please let us know on your application and we’ll facilitate this wherever we can. We’re keen to ensure our Trust works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different under-represented demographics.

Our staff benefits package includes:

  • Gym access – onsite and completely free for staff
  • Access to the highly competitive Teacher’s Pension Scheme
  • Favourable annual leave entitlement, above the statutory minimum, plus bank holidays.
  • Staff Wellbeing Package - Access to a number of free services, including confidential counselling sessions, GP Helpline, physiotherapy, virtual gym, weight management, menopause, mindfulness and relaxation sessions.
  • Access to the Tusker Green Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Staff Benefits Package - Access to a huge range of savings from retailers such as Currys, Halfords, Wilko, Asda, Tesco, M&S, Morrisons and many more!
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free Financial Support Service from Barclays
  • Eye Test Vouchers – Free SpecSavers eye test voucher for eligible staff
  • Access to free Counselling sessions following an initial confidential consultation.
  • Free onsite parking

We strongly recommend that you visit South Wigston High School before applying, to see why this is such an exciting opportunity.

Please contact Mike Sherwin via the Apply Now tab to arrange a visit or for a full application pack.

Closing date: as soon as possible and by 9am Monday 26th February 2024


Safeguarding Statement:

The Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred list check, and a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


Social Media Checks

As part of the shortlisting process, in line with measures identified in statutory guidance relating to safeguarding practice, the Trust will conduct searches on candidates selected for interview, through a third party, on social media in order to identify anything that could give rise to a safeguarding concern in what has been said or done online. Only information relevant to safeguarding concerns obtained from the search will be passed over for consideration during the recruitment process.

Diversity Statement

As an equal opportunities employer, the Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

South Wigston High School

South Wigston High School

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