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Teacher of English - Full-time

The Whitstable School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-4091-517T
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS (TLR Possibility)
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:21/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 26th February 2024

Advert

  • School: The Whitstable School
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • MPS/UPS (TLR Possibility)

If you are an English specialist looking to develop your practice, seek progression and work with a kind, intelligent and supportive team - this is the job for you.

This post is open to English teachers of all levels of experience with the possibility of a TLR for the right candidate. This English teaching team at The Whitstable School comprises the top talent with graduates from Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. There is a great blend of experienced teaching staff and those being mentored in their Early Career stage, with all of the team open to new ideas. We work hard, play hard and understand our purpose is to develop young people who enjoy reading, communicate effectively and secure the best grades at GCSE and A-Level.

This is an exciting time for the English team with the potential for a large A-Level English Literature cohort in next year’s Y12. Following a well designed programme of review and CPD, the team has a clear direction in developing our Curriculum and teaching craft. You will find the right balance of challenge and support; you will think hard about our amazing subject but be guided with clear leadership which focuses effort in the most impactful areas. Apply and be part of our Journey to Excellence!

Visits to the school or phone calls with the Assistant Headteacher/Director of English, Andrew Duncan are most welcome.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school. In return we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities
  • Excellent CPD programme
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive
  • Free parking on site

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

We are able to offer Flexible Working for candidates that would like to discuss this.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements.

Applications should be made by Kent Teach and interviews may take place before the allocated date. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

For further information about the role, visits to the school or an informal discussion, please contact Mr Andrew Duncan at andrew.duncan@swale.at or 01227 931300.

We’re happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach. If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2).

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 26th February 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

Why work at The Whitstable school? We have a strong vibrant community of staff whereby teaching and learning can flourish in an environment where respect, discipline, and responsibility are steadfastly upheld so all students can learn and grow without unnecessary disruptions. You will be working in a climate whereby the leadership deeply values languages and will provide both the support, CPD opportunities and resources you require to develop in the role. We are also able to offer Flexible Working for candidates that would like to discuss this.

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a Good school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Natasha Kingsford
  • Address:Bellevue Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX
  • Telephone: 01227 931300
  • Email: natasha.kingsford@swale.at

Documents

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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.