The English Department at Sir Thomas Rich’s School comprises teachers who are hardworking, passionate about language and literature and strive to engage our able pupils through innovative teaching and learning strategies. At present, English is taught by six teachers. We are a close knit and supportive team who work together to develop schemes of work, teaching resources and share best practice. We all contribute to our Department's extra-curricular programme and currently run a Shakespeare Society, an English Society, an Extension Class for Sixth Form pupils and the Bluecoat Book Award for Key Stage 3 pupils.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, outstanding graduate to teach English from Key Stage 3 up to A-Level and Oxbridge entry. This permanent full-time post would be equally well suited to an ambitious NQT or a more experienced teacher willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School. We offer exceptional opportunities for professional development and with Teaching School status we remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff.
Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.
Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.
Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.
If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. Please forward via the e-teach portal or send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF. We also accept applications via email.
Closing date: 9.00 am, Tuesday 4 May 2021
Informal visits to the School are encouraged. To arrange or for further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception or direct email.
This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Sir Thomas Rich's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Disclosure of any criminal convictions and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.