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Teacher of English - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-183T
  • Posted:18/05/2022
  • Pay:Gad's Hill pay scale £26,310 - £39,822
  • Start Date:30th August 2022
  • App Close Date:26/05/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:asap


Gad’s Hill School requires a talented and passionate teacher of English to join our team. Full details of responsibilities can be found within the job description but, in summary, the successful candidate will provide effective teaching, as part of an efficient and collaborative team, so that pupils learn and make good progress in English.

English in the Senior School is currently taught by three teachers. English Language and English Literature studies are compulsory at Key Stage 4 and we currently follow the WJEC Eduqas GCSE specification. In 2020, English Language passes were at 86%, while 94% passed English Literature and in 2021, 100% passed English Language, with 94% achieving Literature passes.

Gad’s Hill School requires a full-time Teacher of English who will work primarily in our Senior School teaching to GCSE, although we are very much one through school and any teacher may be required to deliver Junior School lessons also.

The School reserves the right to call applicants for interview and offer the position before the deadline. 

Information about the school

Gad’s Hill School operates as three distinct departments within one school. The Kindergarten takes children from age three in our Nursery through to Year 2. Here, alongside the foundation in literacy, numeracy, sciences and humanities, there is a strong emphasis on play, physical education, music and drama with all pupils performing in a number of short productions each year. The school places particular emphasis on communications and therefore pupils from Reception upwards receive twice weekly lessons in Spanish and also ICT.

The Junior School is two-form entry from Years 3-6. Our Junior pupils receive a high proportion of lessons with subject specialists; in particular Modern Languages (Spanish), DT, ICT, Art, Music, Science & Games. By Years 5 and 6 nearly all lessons are delivered by specialist tutors. In sport our students have the opportunity to represent the school in fixtures against other schools.

Our school is located geographically within a selective secondary system and historically many of our pupils would leave to attend grammar schools at the end of Remove (Year 6). However, in the last few years, the growing success of our Charles Dickens Scholarship Award, providing financial assistance to the most able pupils from our own Junior School and many from the wider community, has resulted in the development of highly capable and aspirational cohorts at Key Stage 3. Our strength is to make the most of our small class sizes and supportive atmosphere to add significant value to every individual.

The Senior School generally has a two-form entry. The curriculum is relatively broad, with all pupils taking a spread of subjects including Art, DT, Food & Nutrition, Spanish, Computer Science, Music and Drama. Students choose a range of options at the conclusion of Year 8. They follow a core of Maths, English (Literature & Language), Separate or Combined Science and CCF (comprising BTEC Teamwork & Personal Development and Institute of Leadership & Management diplomas). As options they may choose from History, Geography, Spanish, Art, Food & Nutrition, DT, Computer Science, Music, Drama and PE, and in recent years we have supplemented these options with Psychology and Statistics exam courses for our increasingly able cohorts.

At present there is no sixth form education at Gad’s Hill and pupils currently depart for local schools, colleges or other independents. In the last year we have partnered with the University for the Creative Arts and several of our leavers have commenced Extended Diploma courses with them.

The Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage, was appointed in August 2018, having previously occupied the role of Head of Seniors. His vision is to provide generations of pupils with all the opportunities and individual care and guidance that an independent school can provide, but underpinned by a passionate commitment to the evaluation and refinement of quality teaching and learning, based on the latest educational research.

Job Contact Information

Fax: Fax: 01474 822977


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).