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English Teacher - Full-time

St Edmund's Catholic School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-4013-234T
  • Posted:17/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/05/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Due to our rising pupil roll numbers, we are looking for an enthusiastic and talented English Teacher for September 2023.  We welcome applications from new and experienced teachers who have a passion for English and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress.  

St Edmund's Catholic School is a small, caring community where students and staff thrive.  It is an excellent place to teach and learn.  It is part of Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership, one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the country, consisting of 5 secondary schools and 19 primary schools. 

In December 2019 St Edmund's Catholic School was awarded 'Outstanding' in our Section 48 Inspection. We have been awarded 'Good' by Ofsted in September 2022.

What we can offer you: 

  • The opportunity to join our lovely school of 500 students aged 11-16, supported by a hugely talented and hard-working staff team. 
  • Polite, respectful, committed students who are positive and active learners.
  • Excellent professional development and guidance.
  • We are a socially inclusive and equal opportunities academy and committed to and actively promote equal opportunities for all our students and staff. 

 What we want from you: 

  • A well-qualified, industrious and talented team player who believes in lifelong learning and has a passion for the subject and an ability to bring it to life in classroom settings;
  • The ability to teach English across the age and ability range up to GCSE level;
  • A commitment to the extra-curricular activities, providing students with a safe and exciting range of activities;
  • The talent, interpersonal skills and range of teaching skills necessary to contribute to the success of the staff team;
  • The commitment to care for everyone in our school community;
  • A passion for teaching and learning that energises young people and allows them to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for their futures;
  • The enthusiasm to develop this subject and an ambitious vision for the future; 
  • To support the Catholic ethos of our school.

 If you would like an informal visit to the School, please contact Mrs C Sedgwick on 01304 201551.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

At St Edmund’s we are inspired by our Catholic Faith and the Gospel Values of love, equality, justice, reconciliation, mutual respect and service This allows students to flourish in their own way and feel truly valued for who they are. This helps them to achieve their full potential and become proactive and outstanding members of our society. While academic outcomes are incredibly important to every student’s future success, we believe that our pupils should develop in all areas to reach their full potential. We are guided by ‘Our Moral Compass’ which encompasses Nurture, Study, Enrichment and the Wider World. What we do: - Nurture the Catholic Faith as a community in which everyone exhibits dignity and respect, and has a thirst for social justice through personal growth and reflection. - Embed a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence. - Instil in each pupil the values of ambition, diligence and integrity to live happy and fulfilling lives. - Develop an understanding of our place in the ‘Wider World’ recognising and celebrating the uniqueness of every child. How we do it… - Provide the highest standards of Catholic Secondary Education. - Deliver a broad, balanced, relevant and challenging curriculum; within which specific moral, ethical and religious issues are taught in the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church. - Place worship of God and Prayer at the centre of school life through assemblies, Holy Mass and other liturgies. - Develop a desire in each pupil to progress academically, spiritually, morally, culturally, mentally and physically. - Provide a caring and secure atmosphere based on mutual respect within the entire school community. - Promote respect for, and understanding of, the culture and religious principles of others and to challenge any form of discrimination. - Ensure there is a strong and persistent emphasis on equal opportunities for all. - Encourage the professional commitment and development of all staff. - Development of each pupil's unique talents and gifts. - Prepare pupils to contribute to and cope with modern society and to develop the ability to respond positively to change.

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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 Education.