Subject Leader English (& Games)
Required for September 2021
An enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of English, qualified and experienced in teaching Years 5 to 8, is required to join an excellent team in this dynamic, flourishing day and boarding prep school. The willingness and suitability to coach games and contribute to extra-curricular activities would be advantageous.
Closing date: Friday 16th April, 9.00am
Interviews during the week commencing 19th April 2021
Ideally, the successful candidate will be:
- Passionate about children’s literature, with a drive to inspire a deep and genuine love of language
- An inspirational teacher qualified to lead English throughout the school and to teach pupils in Years 5 to 8, including Scholarship.
- Keen to embrace change
- Able to forge a strong and effective working relationships with colleagues
- Capable of working as part of a strong team, but also able to show initiative, work independently and support the continued development of the English Department
- Creative, good fun, brilliant with pupils and confident when communicating with parents
- Willing and able to coach games and/or contribute strongly to other
English at Feltonfleet
The English Subject Leader liaises with the Deputy Head (Academic) along with the Heads of Lower School and Pre-prep over English learning throughout the School. The successful candidate would join a team of four teachers responsible for teaching English to pupils in Years 5 - 8. The English Department is well resourced with interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, and has an excellent reputation. Our primary aim is to develop a passion and a life-long love of literature and the English language, taking account of individual learning needs.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead the department, making the most of the expertise that lies within it, sharing ideas and resources.
Salary and Support
The School is strongly committed to ongoing training and development. We offer a formal induction programme, and follow the Government’s mentoring scheme for NQTs. This role is not suitable for an
Our seven-point salary structure is based on the maintained sector pay scales plus a Feltonfleet allowance. A teacher at the top of the scale, point 7, is currently paid £44,050. There is an additional management allowance for the Subject Leader role.
The successful appointee will also be entitled to the following:
- TPA Pension contributions
- Generous holiday entitlement
- Remission of school fees for children
- Use of a staff iPad
- Free school meals in our excellent canteen
This post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a well-established, developing and ambitious school. At a time when interest in the School, and demand for places is considerable, the future is very exciting.
The successful candidate will be expected to commit to the following:
The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons’ for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Statement at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Headmistress.
The successful candidate will be required to provide an enhanced DBS Disclosure. In seeking references on short-listed candidates, the school may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be taken up at interview.