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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

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  • Teacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS, plus TLR2A of £3,214 per annum, pro-rata for AHOD

Assistant Head of English job summary

Biddenham is an 11-19, oversubscribed school that, as we expand, is entering the next phase of its development. Due to our popularity, and as part of our £4.5 million building programme, we are growing and strengthening our already high performing staff team who, by 2025, will be working with 1500 students.

Commencing September 2024, we seek to appoint a well-qualified, creative and inspirational Assistant Head of English to join our outstanding team.

The post holder requires strong knowledge of English Literature and Language, with experience of teaching at least two key stages. We study the AQA GCSE English Literature and Language and AQA A-level English Literature and AQA A-level English Language. The department also leads on the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, alongside Level 2 retake English Language and Literature and Functional Skills English for Post-16 students. There are many opportunities to teach a wide range of age groups.

The English Department is well resourced and is committed to extending and improving its range of opportunities for students. Our Key Stage 3 English curriculum includes Oracy teaching, which is delivered through core themes that connect the whole curriculum. Key Stage 4 is taught as a combination of English Language and Literature, through set GCSE texts.

The successful candidate will be an excellent and approachable classroom practitioner, able to adapt learning in order to secure the best outcomes for all learners. Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals. The school has well established systems for tracking student progress and all teachers benefit from being part of a whole school collaborative teaching and learning approach.

The school sees the Form Tutor as a key role in the support, development and welfare of the students and teachers are expected to undertake this role with the same standards and commitment as their subject role.

As a school we offer: A diverse workplace, Chromebooks for all classroom staff and students, Exceptional professional development and career progression, A supportive environment for ECTs allowing them to thrive, Positive working relationships at all levels (with a healthy dose of humour!), A supportive leadership team, A genuine focus on staff wellbeing with an employee support resource, Cycle to work scheme for all staff..

We are a teaching school hub for Chiltern Training Group. We have established mentoring programmes for new and recently qualified teachers. We also offer NPQs through Best Practice Network.All teachers benefit from being part of a whole school collaborative teaching and learning approach and excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development

Biddenham - ‘Opening Minds - Transforming Lives’.

Biddenham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, children’s barred list check, references and social media checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Biddenham International School and Sports College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1275 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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