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Teacher of English - Full-time

Turner Free School, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4021-125T
  • Posted:06/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:03/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

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We are looking to recruit an English teacher to join us for the next phase of developing our Turner English department. This role is based at Turner Free School and offers a unique opportunity to collaborate across our Trust developing our curriculum and teaching to help give our pupils the best possible experience of English. We welcome applications from practitioners who are committed to our vision to create schools where all children thrive and knowledge matters. We believe in the power of reading and a knowledge-rich curriculum, and are unashamedly ambitious for what every child in our care can achieve. As such, our high standards of behaviour ensure that our teachers are free to focus on creating and delivering excellent lessons. This role provides an exciting opportunity to join our team of passionate and knowledgeable teachers to help shape an exceptional curriculum and provision across our Trust.


The ideal candidates will...

  • be dedicated to improving pupil progress and raising attainment
  • possess the drive and determination to overcome disadvantage
  • value our high expectations of behaviour
  • engage with research-informed teaching practice
  • believe that a knowledge-rich curriculum levels the playing field for all pupils


In return, we can offer...

  • fabulous pupils who work hard and who want to learn
  • a relentless focus on staff wellbeing through our Wellbeing Charter that focuses on
    low workload, high impact policies such as whole-class feedback, centralised
    detentions, and biannual data drops, as well as dedicated time for collaborative
    planning
  • a dedicated team of teachers and associate staff, who are always willing to go above
    and beyond to support our pupils, and one another
  • personalised coaching and CPD programmes alongside an investment in your
    career and development through financing Masters qualifications, training courses,
    Teach Meets and conferences as requested
  • Quality Assurance cycles which are genuinely developmental for all colleagues
  • a Trust which takes pupil and faculty welfare and intellectual development seriously
  • Private healthcare through Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy
  • supportive governors and a dedicated faculty team who are continually willing to learn
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference and be part of our continuing journey

For our values and ethos, please visit our website www.turnerfreeschool.org

Information about the school

The Turner Free School is an academically ambitious and inclusive school for 11-18 year old pupils in the Cheriton area of Folkestone. In other words, it is a grammar-style school for everyone. As a smaller than average secondary school, all pupils are known and educated as individuals. The school has a knowledge-led curriculum, organised along the principles established by Professors Michael Young of the IOE and E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, to ensure all pupils receive the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world. In addition, to give pupils a leading edge for further education and employment, modern foreign languages are emphasised, with the aspiration that all pupils will achieve a working standard by the time that they graduate from the school.

As a free school the Turner Free School is a new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, the Turner Free School has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote higher standards inclusively, to address local social issues and to ensure excellent value for the public purse.

The Turner Free School is part of Turner Schools, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary

• Folkestone Academy

• Morehall Primary

• Martello Primary

• Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

• Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

• Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

• Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

• Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

• Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

• Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

• Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

• Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to thorough recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

We would welcome applicants to visit the school prior to application to experience the culture and ethos. Please contact HR@TurnerSchools.com if you would like to arrange a tour.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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.