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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3 plus TLR

Additional allowances

TLR1a £8,706

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a skilled Head of Year and English Teacher, to join our team. The successful candidate will demonstrate: -

  • the ability to monitor an overview of learning in the designated group of pupils for which the pastoral leader has responsibility
  • the ability to maintain effective partnerships with parents for the benefit of the pupils learning and development
  • they are able to lead the pastoral team in administering and co-ordinating reporting and recording of student achievement
  • a passion for English education with an excellent subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding, particularly of teaching set texts
  • they are an excellent classroom practitioner, who is experienced in teaching English at key Stages 3, 4 and, preferably key stage 5
  • success in achieving consistently good results in English, at least, at key stage 3 and key stage 4, or as an ECT to establish this pedigree
  • the ability to create and facilitate highly challenging and engaging lessons

We aim to encourage debate and discussion, promote a love of reading and develop independent and critical thinking. For GCSE (AQA), we retain mixed attainment groups.

Most English lessons are taught in a suite of eight adjacent rooms on the first floor of the Main Building; resourcing for the subject is good. Clerical and reprographic support is available and staff have direct access to reprographic and I.T. facilities. All staff have laptops or iPads, just as all year groups can access and are able to buy or lease laptops/iPads. They are able to take them home as a family learning resource. We set homework through the school’s virtual learning environment (Firefly).

Please complete an application form on our website to apply. The closing date is Monday 4th December with interviews to be held on Friday 8th December.

What the school offers its staff

We offer: -

•well-considered professional development and a wide range of professionalopportunities

•a school in which the student body are well behaved and motived to learn

•a supportive, committed and experienced team of English specialists to workalongside

•sound mentoring for all new staff from a stable and experienced senior team

•excellent accommodation and access to a well-stocked library on site

•exemplary personnel practice including salary progression and pension contributions

•a work life balance that values individual happiness and fulfilment.

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About The Arnewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1000 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01425 625405

The Arnewood School offers a welcoming, professional, and supportive atmosphere for new colleagues. Our academic record over a long period of time shows us to be a consistently high performing school, with impressive examination results at all key stages, including our vibrant sixth form. We aim to meet individual students' needs and help every child fulfill their potential placing great emphasis on a healthy balance between academic work and all-round social development. The school is ideally situated in New Milton at the gateway to The New Forest National Park with easy access to recreational activities by the sea and in the forest.

Arranging a visit to The Arnewood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.harper@arnewood.hants.sch.uk.

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