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Teacher of English 0.6, to Start 1 September 2024 - Part-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-351T
  • Posted:25/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Would you like to work in a “harmonious community” where “pupils are keen to learn and respectful to all”? (Ofsted, November 2021). Would you like to work at a forward thinking Grammar School providing students an opportunity to improve their life chances? Do you want to work in a supportive environment with the possibility of progression?

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and committed English teacher to join a supportive and forward thinking department. This is a post for a suitably ambitious professional, who has a passion for their subject, is committed to achieving high standards and can demonstrate the potential to contribute to the future development of Borden Grammar School.

You will have a clear personal ethos and an up to date pedagogical understanding about the best approaches to teaching boys in English. You will equally be committed to the Borden values of kindness, creativity, courageousness, respect and resilience, underpinned by our ethos to ‘strive forward together’. Consequently, you will possess the enthusiasm, drive and determination to achieve the best for all students that you are responsible for and to play a key role in developing a modern community grammar school.

The English department is successful in many ways. The department consists of six staff and has been very well led by an experienced, aspirational and innovative Head of Department. Whilst the primary focus of colleagues is teaching English up to and including A Level, colleagues also may contribute to the delivery of Film Studies (in KS5) and Drama (up to KS4). First and foremost, your passion will be to teach our boys English but you may have other strengths that will enhance our curriculum offer.  Extra-curricular projects are commonplace within the department; regular trips to theatres occur to enrich students’ appreciation for their studies. Any successful applicant would be expected to contribute willingly to this ethos.

The post is equally suited to somebody seeking to join the profession or looking for career development by securing a new post in a successful school. You would be joining a strong team of specialists, focused on pedagogical improvement and passionate about creating a love for their subject. The successful candidate should be confident that Borden is both an exciting and supportive place to work.

Application process: Applicants should apply by 12.00pm, Friday 3 May, but should be aware that the school will consider the merit of early applications and arrange interviews prior to this date if needed. If you would like to apply, please return a fully completed application form,  leaving no gaps in employment, to Mrs Kirsty Murphy kmurphy@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk . Please do not submit a CV but feel free to provide a letter of application as a continuation of the form. Interested candidates are welcome to telephone Mrs Murphy for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school.

Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

Benefits of Working at Borden Grammar School

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

● Benenden Healthcare paid for by the school ● Counselling and mental wellbeing support service ● Cycle to work scheme ● Free and adequate parking for all staff ● Free flu jabs ● Therapy dog ● Wellbeing charter signatories with an active wellbeing committee ● No more than one directed meeting a week and early finishes before events. ● More than minimum PPA time provided to all teaching staff

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Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kirsty Murphy
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: kmurphy@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk
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.