Second in English Department

South Charnwood High School, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9TB

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  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 January 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 January 2022

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Second in English Department job summary

Required from Monday 25th April 2022 (or sooner), an enthusiastic and committed teacher to teach English across the age range at this 11-16 school. The successful candidate will also fulfil the role of Second in Department. The school has outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes (Ofsted 2019) and lies in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, with easy access to the M1.

Additional allowances

TLR 2A allowance

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About South Charnwood High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
861 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01530 242351

South Charnwood is a high-achieving Leicestershire Secondary School which formerly admitted pupils aged 10 – 14. From September 2014, it started to change its age range to 11-16 by admitting Year 10 pupils for the first time. The school was thoroughly prepared for this development and approached this challenge with confidence and excitement. In September 2015, the change to 11-16 was complete and in 2016 the school had Year 11 pupils for the first time. The school delivered impressive GCSE results that year which showed excellent attainment and progress. The overall Progress 8 score was +0.07. In 2017 the GCSE results were even better and the overall Progress 8 score was +0.17. In 2018 results improved again and the Progress 8 score was +0.69. Progress for last year (2019) showed superb results again with a Progress 8 score of +0.79. English results were particularly impressive this year with a Progress 8 score of +1.13.

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Centre Assessed Grades replaced GCSE exams in 2020 and results were just as impressive as the previous year’s results. In 2021, Teacher assessed Grades (TAGs) were used and again pupil achievement was extremely high.

The school is situated in the pleasant rural area of North West Leicestershire on the edge of Charnwood Forest. The school sits in a beautiful 22-acre site. In 2019 the Football Foundation funded the construction of a 3G pitch which is extensively used by the local community.

The nearest community is Thornton village, about 1 mile away. At roughly the same distance is Junction 22 of the M1, while Coalville is 5 miles away.

The school employs approximately 45 teaching staff along with 14 full or part time Learning Support Assistants and Teaching Assistants. There are 11 clerical and technical staff members including the Business Manager who is part of the Senior Leadership Team.

The well-motivated staff team at the school is a mixture of youth and experience ranging from recently qualified teachers to those who have been here longer than they care to remember! The middle leaders, including the Seconds in Department, are a pro-active and dynamic group who contribute greatly to the success of the school.

Our most recent inspection was in June 2019 and the report described South Charnwood High School as a ‘Good school’ and described both the Quality of teaching, learning and assessment and the Outcomes our pupils achieve as ‘Outstanding.’

Arranging a visit to South Charnwood High School

Please contact Helen Carnan via email at hcarnan@southcharnwood.org. Alternatively, telephone the school on 01530 242351.

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