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Teacher of English - Full-time

Astor Secondary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-4113-298T
  • Posted:19/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:19/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 27 February 2023


We are looking for an inspirational, enthusiastic, and talented Teacher of English to join our excellent English department from September 2023. You will have a passion for teaching English and the skills to inspire our pupils to succeed. You will plan, prepare and deliver relevant learning activities that enables students to learn the fundamental skills of the English Language and Literature curriculums. You will have an enthusiasm and appreciation for literature to support students in their verbal, written and reading communication abilities.  

We have two vacancies within the department, one of which will have deputy responsibility as part of a maternity leave cover.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and high-quality teacher wishing to join an extremely effective and supportive department. The English department are all passionate about the subject and bringing life to the texts they deliver, and the environments both in and out of the classroom. Experienced teachers and ECT’s are both welcome to apply.  

At Astor Secondary School we have very high expectations of ourselves and of our pupils. We invest heavily in our staff and have a strong reputation for outstanding support and development for teachers, including for ECTs. We provide access to the highest quality professional development, which ensures you are at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation. 

Astor is an exciting and rewarding place to work: the ever-growing diversity of our student community brings an element of opportunity and challenge to your classroom practice. Our students are keen to learn and succeed and they appreciate their teachers’ support and dedication. Teachers are supported by an active and dedicated Pastoral and Senior Leadership Team. 

For a full job description and person specification, please see attached documents.  

We reserve the right to close this advert early if a suitable number of candidates apply 

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete the application form by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this advert.  Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Form - this is attached to the bottom of this advert.  Please email both forms to lisa@astorschool.com, ensuring you have completed all information in all sections.  Should you wish to post these please send to Miss L Penn, PA to Headteacher, Astor Secondary School, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent CT17 0AS.  CV's will not be printed.

Information about the school

Samphire Star Education Trust is a family of schools which serve the south of Kent community and beyond. We are Astor Secondary School, Barton Junior School, Shatterlocks Infant and Nursery School, and White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School.

We prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. At all levels, individuals have the opportunity to extend their interests and develop their talents through collaboration and celebration within strong and imaginative teams.

We have a well-established reputation for offering our pupils a safe and caring environment in which they can be happy and thrive as they learn. Ideas and opportunities are explored with enthusiasm through a broad and balanced curriculum throughout our Schools. All young people in our community, from the youngest to the oldest, are encouraged and supported to be the very best versions of themselves possible.

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Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.