We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative Teacher of English to join our English Faculty at Howard of Effingham School from 1 September 2024.
We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, a commitment to ‘Bringing out the Best’ in every student, and a genuine passion for their subject. The ability to teach to A level is desirable but not essential.
Teaching and Learning is at the heart of everything we do at the Howard. The Howard is a place where you really do have the space to teach, and we encourage colleagues to try new things, take risks, and have fun in the classroom. Our teachers are encouraged to be themselves whilst reflecting on the latest developments in pedagogy and how they can be applied. Central to our ethos are the positive relationships and personalised approach which we take with all our students.
The English Faculty is a lively and busy faculty of six full-time and eight part-time teachers. In addition to this we regularly host PGCE and i2i trainee student teachers. We have two Co-Heads of Faculty who are line managed by a member of the Senior Team and who have responsibility for KS 4 and 5; they are supported in the leadership of the facultyby two 2ic English Key Stage 3 Leaders and the Head of Media.
In KS3, students are taught in mixed ability groups. We strongly encourage the sharing of resources within the faculty and we will welcome the contributions of the appointed person. Students are set at KS4 into 4 ability groups, per half of the year. Our KS3 scheme has been created in house, taking an interleaved approach, encouraging students to be GCSE Skills ready. At KS4 we follow the Edexcel specification with all students taking both English Language and English Literature. At KS5, we offer English Language, using the Eduqas specification and Edexcel English Literature.
Students may also opt to take Media or Film Studies at both GCSE and A Level using the Eduqas Specification for both.
We run a range of enrichment activities for students of all ages, including theatre trips. Our results have been exceptionally strong in recent years, not only because of the excellent teaching in the faculty and the very positive attitudes to learning of our students, but also because we are supported by having colleagues in the faculty who are markers for our examination boards. We are incredibly proud of all that we do in our faculty and would welcome applicants who wish to become part of this dynamic, thriving and inspirational faculty. We look forward to receiving your application.
As a Howard teacher, you will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work, and you will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and get to know your new colleagues. When you join us, you will gain access to our extensive CPD programme and be well supported in achieving a realistic work/life balance.
Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will provide you with a wealth of opportunities, including excellent career progression routes. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility, you will find a range of exciting opportunities to ensure that you can constantly develop and progress.
THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Education Support. PPA time at THPT Schools is 10%. THPT schools also offer all teachers an additional commuted INSET day in the Autumn Term to support staff wellbeing.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Howard of Effingham 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.