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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) Main or Upper Pay Scale, plus TLR 1 (£15,690)

Head of English job summary

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher to lead our English faculty: a creative and knowledgeable leader that has a passion for teaching language and literature, and who will ensure that our strong curriculum and pedagogical foundations continue to evolve, informed by current research and statutory developments. We seek a leader who has a thirst for excellence and the drive to continually improve; someone who will nurture the talents of every member of the team, supporting them to be reflective practitioners and to continually improve their classroom practice; thus maintaining and developing the successes of our excellent English faculty.

Our English faculty prides itself on being a team that supports one another and collaborates effectively in our shared goal of providing our students with an exceptional learning experience in English that embodies the school ethos: Inspiring, Caring, and Enriching. Inspiring every student to engage with and read a variety of different texts; supporting our students to be thoughtful, compassionate, caring individuals by exploring and discussing the social and moral questions that the study of Literature raises; and enriching every student’s whole school experience through a range of extracurricular opportunities including clubs, author visits and trips.

As an employee you will benefit from a professional and supportive environment as well as a range of great benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox, and free membership to our onsite sports centre, including swimming pool and fitness suite. Full benefits and a job description are included within the Candidate Information Pack, along with further info about our Trust, school and the English faculty.

* Please note we have had to change our intended interview date. This is now likely to be Friday 26 April *

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 Bottisham Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1400 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Bottisham is 5 miles East of Cambridge, just off the A14 trunk road. We are a highly-ambitious, highly-innovative and over-subscribed comprehensive school, based in the heart of rural East Cambridgeshire and we take great pride in our vision: to inspire, to care for and to enrich the lives of every student within our community. The pupil admission number is 300 for September 2022 and last year we received 455 applications of which 281 were first preference, meaning we are currently a school of 1410 students.

We are committed to providing an outstanding education to all of our students, enabling them to develop into mature, independent young people, ready to take their place in society. In addition to our academic rigour, our relationship-driven approach permeates throughout all aspects of college life, from the maths classroom to the sports field, from the music room to the ICT suite and from the library to the auditorium, this is a college where we recognise the transformative power of positive relationships. Students will only succeed if they are happy and we make every effort to achieve this.

The college was opened in 1937, and remains a focal point for village life and a community ethos: a comprehensive adult education programme, a community sports centre and extensive provision for the arts and physical education as well as a well developed enrichment programme for all. In essence, the facilities are the gateway to connecting all our catchment communities. Henry Morris, the founding father of the Village College ideal, believed that schools should be the pulse of the local community, open to all and offering an attractive stimulating environment. As our college grows, we shall never lose sight of the Henry Morris ideal: community is at the heart of all we do.

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