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Part Time Teacher of English

The Cottesloe School, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Part-time only
Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,714 to £41,604 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary


For April or September 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time (0.6) teacher with excellent knowledge and relevant teaching qualification to join our team and teach English at all Key Stages. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner with a clear vision of how they can inspire students, raising their aspiration and achievement.

This is an ideal opportunity for an NQT to undertake their induction training in a school with a proven track record of providing excellent professional support for all staff, or for an experienced teacher looking for a new challenge and great CPD opportunities in a supportive school.

We teach English because it is at the very heart of every aspect of learning and shapes our understanding of human experience. English empowers curiosity, imagination and expression. English engenders sympathy and tolerance, enabling others to connect to the past, present and future in order to make a better world. We want our students to appreciate the power of language and the opportunities that it provides for success in an ever-changing society.

We can offer you the freedom to teach creative lessons in a welcoming and supportive environment for students and staff alike. Our students are courteous and have a high degree of respect for others. They are proud of their school and enjoy learning (Ofsted July 2016).

Employee benefits

We are a forward-looking school with a Headteacher who leads an experienced and stable senior leadership team who have a passion for creating an inclusive learning environment, which enables all students to meet high expectations. All staff and students are highly valued. Through our personalised CPD programme we offer first class commitment to developing individuals to reach their full potential. Emphasis on staff wellbeing is central to our culture and we provide a vibrant and caring working environment.

Buckinghamshire Council and The Cottesloe School have a wide range of benefits available to you as an employee, from enhancements to your pay package to the flexible ways you can fit your working life around the demands of your home life.

NQTs can be offered a permanent contract from 1 July 2021, subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks.

Applying for the job

Please contact Mrs Jo Webber (Head of English) if you would like to discuss this role further: jwebber@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

Please complete an application form, providing full details of your education and employment history and please state the reasons for any gaps. CVs cannot be accepted. Use the job description and advert to explain why you are applying and why you are the best person for this role, giving specific examples where possible to demonstrate how you match the requirements and detail your experience of delivering teaching and learning and what impact your contribution would make in terms of raising standards at The Cottesloe School.

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and early application is advised.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
1074 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01296 688264

About The Cottesloe School

The Cottesloe School is a successful and oversubscribed Foundation Secondary School with Sixth Form situated in the village of Wing in rural North Buckinghamshire, located conveniently for Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. We are a caring school with a highly qualified and exceptionally committed staff, who recognise the importance of creative and challenging teaching and high professional standards. All staff and students are greatly valued and emphasis on student and staff wellbeing is central to our culture.

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment for students and staff alike. Our students are courteous and have a high degree of respect for others.

The Cottesloe School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and offers of employment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, and satisfactory teacher status, qualification, reference and health checks. All employees are expected to share this commitment, to follow safeguarding policies and procedures and to behave appropriately towards children at all times whilst undertaking school activities and in their pesonal lives.

For further information about our school please see our website www.cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to The Cottesloe School

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently unable to offer visits to the school but welcome email or virtual discussions. Please contact Mrs Jo Webber (Head of English) on jwebber@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

School location

Aylesbury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0NY

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