English Teacher

The John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects English Language, English Literature
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Teach English across the age and ability range

Teaching & Learning:

• To manage student learning through effective teaching in accordance with subject schemes of work and policies.
• To embrace whole school initiatives, including TEEP and its relevant strands.
• To teach across the full age and ability range, as required.
• To deliver small group intervention sessions, as required.
• To plan differentiated lessons, which meet the needs of all abilities, including those with SEN and most able students.
• To set homework regularly in accordance with the school’s policy.
• To encourage independent learning.
• To promote learner self-esteem and a positive academic self-concept.
• To work effectively as a member of the subject team to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
• To deepen learner knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.
• To use positive behaviour management techniques based on mutual respect and recognising that every child matters.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting and Accountability

• To ensure all students receive regular, effective feedback on their work which promotes learning.
• To be immediately responsible for learner tracking, recording and reporting.
• To work with the Individual Learning Department (SEN) where necessary eg to effectively use IEPs to match curriculum materials and approaches to meeting learner needs.
• To assess learners’ work and use findings to inform future planning, teaching and subject development.
• To produce informative, helpful and accurate reports to parents.
• To plan lessons and keep an accurate record of learner progress.

Essential educational requirements

DfES recognised Qualified Teacher Status
Graduate in a relevant subject

Essential qualifications

PGCE/Cert Ed

Essential skills and experience

• Successful teaching experience at secondary level
• Contribution to effective curriculum planning
• An excellent classroom practitioner
• Evidence of delivering effective lessons which lead to at least ‘good’ progress
• Good level of ICT skills
• The ability to inspire, develop and motivate students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies eg assessment for learning
• Clear and effective communication in both writing and speaking
• Ability to manage young people effectively
• Excellent organisation and management of resources
• Ability to set targets for students in order to raise achievement
• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with young people
• Ability to engage effectively with parents to support learning
• Ability to converse at ease in accurate spoken English

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1067 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The John of Gaunt School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email vacancies@jogschool.org

School location

Wingfield Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9EH