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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full-time and part-time. Part time Full-time and part-time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

MPR/UPR depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious person as a Teacher of English to start in January 2024 or sooner. The English Faculty is an exceptionally upbeat, forward-thinking, and innovative department, which is cohesive, team-spirited and collaborative. We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the faculty, fostering an inquisitive approach to English and inspiring a love of reading

For the successful candidate, a commitment to raising standards and a passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school makes a significant difference to learners’ life chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.

What the school offers its staff

The English faculty is a key faculty across both campuses. We appointed a new Achievement Leader in April 2023 (following the promotion of the incumbent to Assistant Headteacher) who is a leading practitioner and has links with Winchester University. The Achievement Leader is enthusiastic, approachable and highly supportive. She works with the faculty to promote collaborative planning, enhance teaching and learning, and to drive up standards of achievement and attainment.

The faculty comprises an Achievement Leader working with three Assistant Achievement Leaders, nine main scale teachers and an Assistant Headteacher.

The faculty teaches both Language and Literature and follows AQA syllabus at KS4. In English, students will have seven 75 minutes per fortnight. At Key Stage 3, they explore a wide range of topics focusing on a variety of themes over the three years. Within each theme, students study a breadth of texts ranging from Lightning Strike, Rat and The Giver. All Key Stage 3 students also take part in the Accelerated Reader program, regularly visit the library and undertake ‘word study’ to unpick the morphology and etymology of key vocabulary. The faculty frequently take part in author and poet workshops to further broaden students’ exposure to a variety of texts. At Key Stage 4, students study Language and Literature through an interweaving curriculum, focusing on An Inspector Calls, Macbeth, Love & Relationship poetry and A Christmas Carol as their GCSE set texts. Students are able to experience these texts through a range of extracurricular trips and visits as well as their study in the classroom.

As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have a comprehensive induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor and a ‘professional buddy’.

Further details about the role

Your application should comprise a completed Hampshire teaching application form, and a letter in which you should outline your experience to date, the reasons for your interest in the post and your suitability for it. Please include a paragraph on your philosophy of teaching English and what specialisms you could bring to Crestwood Community School.

Applications, with the names and addresses of two referees, should be returned to me, Krista Dawkins, Head Teacher at hr@crestwood.hants.sch.uk by 12pm on the closing date.

Application forms and a Person Specification can be found on the school website under School Information-Vacancies.

Commitment to safeguarding

Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Crestwood Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1403 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 641232

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Crestwood Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email justine.sayers@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

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