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Teacher of English - Full-time

Wrotham School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-5409-244T
  • Posted:17/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS with TLR Options
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:09/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:As Arranged

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Job Summary

Due to school expansion and increasing cohort sizes we are currently looking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of English teacher. This role is ideal if you are looking to take the next step in your professional career in a thriving educational environment. We welcome applicants of all levels of experience.

You will be suitably qualified with QTS in a relevant subject area as well as a degree at 2:1 or above. You will have experience of teaching English from KS3-5. You will also be emotionally intelligent, highly motivated and be willing to take measured risks to deliver an innovative, creative and engaging curriculum that develops students’ thinking skills, progress and aspirations. 

This post is the ideal position for someone looking to gain experience for a future HOD role and would work closely with the Head of English to ensure the provision on offer is of the highest levels of quality and enjoyment. The English department is welcoming and supportive and will immediately provide both autonomy and support to anyone joining the team.

Our English department has achieved exceptional results over the last 6 years with over 85% achieving a grade 4 and above and 62% achieving grade 5 and above in summer 2023. These results demonstrated the exceptional work of a high performing department. 

Wrotham School is a highly successful school that is proud of the good character and behavior of its students and our supportive parents. Visitors to our school always comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere they observe in our classrooms and communal areas. Our outstanding results are testament to the strength of our staff team and the hard work of our students. 

We are a comprehensive school and students make outstanding progress at all levels Please visit our website for more information on results and achievements. In our last Ofsted inspections we were judged as good overall with outstanding elements.

We offer our staff competitive pay, with the opportunity to receive additional pay progression for outstanding performance, in a school that has found success outside of the large academy chains. We are a progressive and innovative school that provides a positive and productive place to work for teachers of all experience levels. We offer a flexible action based CPD programme that offers a personalised approach to professional development. We are committed to achieving a healthy work- life balance for all of our staff and impact assess all initiatives and actively remove unnecessary paperwork/ meetings. As a result we have a very low annual staff turnover. 

We take wellbeing and welfare of staff very seriously and as well as opportunities throughout the year to have your voice heard, we also provide free lunches and breakfast cereal to all members of staff at the school as well as a coffee morning each Friday.

This post is suitable for ECT’s and we welcome their application. Equally, we also welcome applications from all ranges of experience.

Information about the school

Wrotham School is part of the Character Education Trust, a Trust of schools that focus on helping students develop strong character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel.

The school has been recognised for its excellent work on Character Education by being awarded the prestigious School of Character Kitemark - a formal acknowledgement of the work the school has done to promote and develop good character in the school community.

We are a progressive and innovative school that provides a positive and productive place to work for teachers of all experience levels.

Wrotham is a small village in the heart of Kent, surrounded by a scenic rural landscape and beautiful countryside with excellent (5 minute) access from the A20/M20 and close proximity to the A2/M2/M25/M26. Journey by road from nearby Bromley/ Dartford/ Bexley/ Orpington varies from 15-30 minutes. The local mainline station is a 10 minute walk from the school and is on the direct commuter line to Victoria Station in central London; this line includes stops at Bromley South.

For further information visit our website www.wrothamschool.com

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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.