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  • Start date details

    Required for April / September 2023 (or sooner if possible)

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS plus TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invites applications for the post of Second in English with responsibility for KS5 coordination. We seek a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our very successful and well resourced English department. As well as leading the Key Stage 5 curriculum, the role will involve supporting the Head of Department in ensuring an innovative, relevant and challenging curriculum across all Key Stages, that staff are challenged and supported and that standards are maintained in all lessons. You will monitor the assessment and achievement of pupils as well as reviewing, evaluating and developing standards of teaching and learning across Key Stage 5. You will help lead the English department with a focus on developing teaching and learning strategies to keep English a fresh, exciting and relevant subject for all students.

In the 2022 A level examinations, 44% of all grades were A* with 91% of grades being awarded A*-B. In GCSE examinations, students achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.73 and an average Attainment 8 score of 75.7 with 40% of all grades being a grade 9 and 95% of students achieving 5 or more grades 9-4 including English and Maths. 70% of GCSE English Language results were graded 9-7, with over 91% at grade 5 or above; 68% of GCSE English Literature results were graded 9-7, with 94% at grade 5 or above. 100% of A Level English Literature results were graded A*-B with 63% graded A*. 89% of A Level English Language and Literature results were graded A*-B with 67% graded A*-A.


What the school offers its staff

The school provides an excellent range of staff development opportunities. This is currently led by Lauren Common, Assistant Headteacher and our team of ASTs/SLEs with responsibility for teaching and learning. All staff members are encouraged to continue their personal development and undertake further qualifications if they wish.

We have a commitment to ensuring staff undertake minimal cover and wherever possible none at all. The Governing Body is committed to admitting the children of staff in line with our admissions procedures.

We fully appreciate the time and consideration which go into applying for a new job. If there is anything we can do to help you through this process, please do not hesitate to ask.

We very much look forward to receiving your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Please take time to read our Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies available in the vacancy section of our website.
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About Dame Alice Owen's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1447 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Dame Alice Owen’s School is a mixed, partially selective secondary school with over 1,440 registered pupils and a vibrant and highly successful sixth form. Our school was founded 400 years ago by Dame Alice Owen, a remarkable philanthropist with an unusually modern vision for education. She established the first school in Islington and as demand outstripped space, it moved to its current setting in the Hertfordshire countryside. Because of its roots and its close and important relationship with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, there are 20 places each year for 11 year old students from Islington. It also offers 65 places to the highest scoring applicants who sit the entrance exam each year and a further 10 places for the most talented or able musicians who apply for a place in Year 7. The remainder of the places in an annual cohort of 200 go to siblings, local pupils on the basis of proximity to the school and to those with priority need. It is this combination of students and its truly outstanding record of achievement and added value that makes our school such a special place. It is oversubscribed by 5 applicants per place every year. Our dedicated staff, parents’ association, governing body and school (staff and student) leaders constantly appraise and re-appraise the various aspects of school life, learning and achievement so we are never complacent. Our school faces the usual challenges of all educational establishments in the public sector, and ensuring that their impact is felt least by the students is a key objective. We were delighted to be recognised as The Sunday Times Regional School of the Decade in November 2020; securing a place at Owen’s has been described as “winning the lottery” in the Good School Guide and “the golden ticket” in Tatler. Our school benefits from some of the most able students in the country. Many of our school leavers from Year 13 have offers from top universities to choose from, including on average 20 places at Oxbridge each year. Our Foundress left a number of fields in the then village of Islington to the care of the Worshipful Company of Brewers which now generate over one million pounds of additional income for the school annually, to support the school and especially the Sports Department. This creates a very special ethos and fosters the very positive staff working environment. The students and staff benefit from a number of traditions including Beer Money, staff awards and Visitation.

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