Post: Teacher of English (NQT/RQT applications welcome)
Employer: Farnham Heath End School
Location: Farnham, Surrey
Salary: Attractive salary depending on experience.
Contract type: Full time
Job starts: September 2021
School type: Secondary 11-16, mixed gender
We are looking for a English teacher with personality, someone who wants to own their classroom and have vibrant and authentic relationships with their students and colleagues. We want teachers who are conscientious, enjoy working with children and love to see students succeed. Do you want the chance to develop an English curriculum that has real intent and changes students’ lives and knowledge of the world? Do you want to work in a research-informed school that has the vision to support students through creating conditions in the classroom that make learning more effective? You will get the chance to really think about what makes for great teaching. You will work hard, but you will also become a better teacher and change children's lives. The English department is open-minded and driven, and always looking for ways to improve. At Farnham Heath End School, staff work together in departments to create shared resources, through our fortnightly subject development CPD sessions.
This is an excellent opportunity to join Farnham Heath End School. Our focus has been to engage teachers with their own professional development, through focusing on how research can be applied to in the classroom. There has been a focus on retrieval practice, supporting students’ working memory and providing students with clear opportunities for deliberate practice. For learning to be most effective, the strategy has also been on creating high expectations and embedded routines that avoid distraction, so that the subject content is the main attraction. Another example of using research across the school, is that each department has their own feedback and assessment policy, whereby written comments, and a specific frequency of feedback is not mandatory, and a focus on live feedback using a visualiser is a preference.
The school is seeking a person with the necessary skills to gain trust across different teams and impact positively on standards. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Principal for their performance and accountability.
We will offer a range of CPD opportunities to support the successful applicant and we would welcome applications from ambitious individuals who share our vision and wish to contribute to transforming community education in Farnham. Our staff are committed to sharing good practice and collaborative working, with opportunities for creativity within the curriculum encouraged. Farnham Heath End School has excellent facilities and is rapidly improving so that it becomes an outstanding provider of high quality local education.
For NQTs to NQT+2s, we provide an NQT Teaching Learning Coach for one to one bespoke teacher development, along with additional training to ensure you make rapid progress to being the most effective practitioner possible.
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. Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Clearance. For more information and an application pack, please see our school website or contact Linda Mitchell. If you would like to visit the school before submitting your application please contact us.
If you require an application pack please contact Linda Mitchell at the school.
Completed application forms should be returned to Linda Mitchell by 29 January 2021 however we may interview sooner if we have a strong field.
Farnham Heath End 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.