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  • Start date details

    Required from February Half term 2024 or sooner if available

  • Closing date

    15 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Inner London Qualified Teacher

Additional allowances

+ TLR 2(2) £5,344

What skills and experience we're looking for

Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit has a vacancy for a Subject Leader for English and Literacy. This role will suit an aspiring or experienced English Subject Leader who is looking for an exciting opportunity to lead the whole school in a core subject.

We are seeking a well-qualified, committed and passionate Subject Leader. You will need to be committed to supporting young people to rebuild their self-esteem and resilience, through leading an inspiring curriculum. You will be able to teach high quality and engaging lessons and you will lead a team committed to raising the achievement of all our pupils and ensuring pupils achieve excellent results in GCSE and Functional Skills exams.

What the school offers its staff

At Francis Barber, the English and Literacy curriculum is tailored to meeting the specific learning needs of pupils. At Francis Barber everyone is a teacher of Literacy, and all pupils, both Key Stage 3 and 4, take part in a reading programme which aims to re-engage them with reading whole books and improve their literacy skills. The programme currently includes Faster Read reading sessions, Rapid Read support, author visits and a reading rewards programme. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of how to help pupils improve their literacy skills and be able to plan appropriate individualised programmes for additional support.

Francis Barber is a large, friendly and inclusive PRU that prides itself on helping the young people we work with to achieve their full potential. It is also a complex PRU, catering for a number of specific groups of young people that include: pupils who have been permanently excluded, those who are dual registered, pupils who have recently moved into the area, and some who have not regularly attended school in the past.

Staff at Francis Barber are committed to creating a reflective and considerate community where pupils can learn in a safe and secure environment. We value the individual strengths which pupils and staff contribute to the development of positive and co-operative relationships. We are a strong, diverse team that includes teachers, mentors, keyworkers, clinical CAMHS practitioners and a social worker, all of whom work together to help our young people manage their behaviour and emotions. Staff CPD this year has focused on embedding a whole school trauma informed approach.

Further details about the role

Francis Barber is a great place to work with a friendly staff team, excellent transport links and shops and banks nearby. The school is very mindful of supporting staff wellbeing and there are many opportunities for CPD, mentoring and coaching. Other benefits include access to Cyclescheme, a contribution towards the cost of eye care, season ticket loans and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Francis Barber PRU is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The person appointed will have Qualified Teacher Status and will have registered with the GTC.

If you have the necessary experience, qualifications and passion to make a difference to the lives of youngsters, then we will be delighted to hear from you. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Rachel Eddolls, Deputy Headteacher, at the email address below.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Please email completed applications to: admintooting@fb-pru.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing date: Friday 15th December 2023 (at noon)

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

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Franciscan Road
Headteacher: Ms Jackie Addison
Tel: 020 8672 0771
Email: admintooting@fb-pru.wandsworth.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Francis Barber PRU is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The person appointed will have Qualified Teacher Status and will have registered with the GTC.

All appointments are subject to DBS checks.

CV’s are not acceptable.

This job post has expired.

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About Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
School size
79 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Wandsworth Pupil Referral Unit for Pupils struggling with mainstream schooling

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