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Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) - Full-time/Part-time

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Wilmington

  • Ref:KCC886-5403-148T
  • Posted:16/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS including London Fringe
  • Start Date:Jan 2023
  • App Close Date:10/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is seeking to appoint an imaginative, dedicated and forward thinking English teacher to cover maternity leave. Our English Department is underscored by the principle of finding beauty in creativity, imagination and deep thought. We deliver a broad curriculum building English Language skills through the teaching and analysis of a wide and diverse range of English Literature texts.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about literature and how this can be taught in an inspiring way to maximise a love for the written word, exam success and exciting futures. We are looking for someone who can have a positive impact in teaching, learning and curriculum excellence. We are particularly keen to attract candidates who are early in their teaching careers and are looking to develop their craft and knowledge in a very supportive environment. 

Our ideal candidate will display:

  • A passion for language and literature
  • Some experience in teaching classroom English at different Key Stages with a good curriculum knowledge and understanding of GCSE and A-Level English requirements.
  • A willingness and determination to promote a love of reading and literacy beyond the classroom
  • A willingness to contribute to the school’s diverse extra-curricular programme

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is a Good school with a strong track record of achievement.  We are part of the Endeavour MAT family of schools, and we pride ourselves on setting consistently high expectations, securing exceptional outcomes and delivering high quality standards of teaching and learning for all.  

As an employee of Endeavour MAT the successful candidate will benefit from strong career development opportunities, a transparent pay structure and fantastic colleagues. 

Overall Job Purpose

To achieve excellent outcomes for our students through the delivery of inspirational teaching strategies. 

 All teachers are leaders of learning and are committed to delivering the school’s vision and the high ambitions for the school’s future. Their proactive support leads to sustained improvements and raised standards across the organisation, as members of both departments and tutor teams.  They are accountable for specific identified and agreed operational functions within the teams to which they belong and which form part of their day to day work.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities

To meet all requirements as appropriate of the Teachers’ Standards.


Information about the school

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (often referred to as WGSB) is an extremely considerate school with a wonderful learning environment and atmosphere.

The key focus for ensuring our students gain the best possible education is to provide them with the highest quality teaching within the best learning environments. Continually developing the quality of their teaching and pedagogy is the number one priority for all our staff. The schools senior leadership team prioritises their attention to supporting what is happening day by day in the classroom and there is a relentless focus on continually raising standards and expectations which is equally endorsed and monitored by the schools governing body. The staff and students continually rise to the challenge.

The school is comparatively small with a six form entry in Y7/8 and a five form entry in Y9-11 with a total number of students on roll measuring approximately 1050 including an expanding joint Sixth Form with Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (WGSG). The school’s size and embedded ethos of care and support is the key feature of its reputation in the local community.

WGSB is a member of the Endeavour MAT family of schools, which pride themselves on setting consistently high expectations, securing outstanding outcomes and delivering exceptional standards of teaching and learning for all. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and are supported to become innovative and thoughtful problem solvers via the Endeavour mindset programme.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Edwards
  • Address:Common Lane, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7DA
  • Telephone: 01322
  • Email: eedwards@wgsb.co.uk


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.