Teacher of English

Guildford Education
23500.00 GBP Annual
28 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic Secondary School in Surrey that embraces innovation and achievement, is looking for a Teacher of English to join their family on a full time and permanent basis, from September 2017.

The faculty comprises of 7 full time teachers and occupies 7 classroom and has access to a Learning Resource Centre which can be booked for reading and computer lessons. Each classroom is equipped with data projector and interactive whiteboards.

Key Stage 3
Students joining in Year 7 are taught in mixed ability groups before being set in ability groups for Years 8 and 9. Ability is assessed at regular intervals and enables fluidity between classes. Key Stage 3 follows the National Curriculum and is assessed using The National Strategies, Assessment for Learning. Each scheme of work is formally assessed at the end of the unit and supports the monitoring of student progress and intervention.

Key Stage 4
At the start of Key Stage 4 all students are placed in ability groups, based upon their prior attainment and levels of progress target grades (there are opportunities for students to move between groups at strategic times of the year, based upon teacher assessment and test results). KS4 students are studying the AQA English language and English Literature courses. GCSE Media Studies is also taught within the faculty's KS4 programme.

All students are challenged to achieve their full potential and their progress is measured against making 2 levels of progress in each Key Stage. Students that are not achieving this are highlighted at strategic points during the course and a coordinated intervention programme is put in place in liaison with the Access to Learning Faculty.


• To teach English at Key Stages 3 and 4
• To assist in the development of programmes of study, materials and schemes of work.
• To participate in professional development programmes
• To follow school policies and procedures in respect of the duties of a classroom teacher


• To form effective relationships with students, teaching staff, non-teaching staff, parents and other professionals
• To teach the National Curriculum and other programmes of study effectively, mindful of the needs and responses of the students and the school's SEND Policy
• To provide a stimulating classroom environment
• To foster good working and learning habits in students
• To provide intervention for under performing students
• To make full use of a variety of resources, materials books and equipment

Roles and Responsibilities

To provide all students in the faculty with appropriate and high quality learning opportunities through:

• The planning and delivery of relevant, exciting, challenging and differentiated lessons
• Providing students with effective, relevant and regular feedback in accordance with the school's Assessment for Learning policy
• Giving every student the opportunity to learn and progress by ensuring fair and effective behaviour management in accordance with school policy
• Tracking the progress of students taught and provide interventions as appropriate with the Head of Faculty and in consultation with other relevant staff
• Providing an inspirational and challenging learning environment
• Aiding the Head of Faculty in planning and developing schemes of work and resources appropriate to the intervention group
• Participating with out of hours learning opportunities as required
• Participating in the whole life of the school
• Following the School's Health and Safety guidelines and complying with all school policies

Interventions & Literacy

• Use and develop general and specialist knowledge and skills to contribute to students' learning, progress and personal development
• To work within the framework set by the SENCO/Head of Faculty, to contribute effectively to planning and preparation of lessons.
• To undertake the interventions including selection and preparation of students' learning activities in line with relevant professional standards
• Monitor and evaluate students' participation and progress through application of a range of assessment techniques. Provide feedback as appropriate to all stakeholders
• Use ICT to advance students' learning and confidence
• Organise and manage safely the learning activities, the physical teaching space and resources for which the intervention teacher has responsibility
• To be responsible for literacy throughout the Key Stages.

What You Will Need:

• Honours Level Degree
• PGCE or equivalent
• Qualified Teacher Status.
• Further relevant qualificatio

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