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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

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Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) School Teachers Terms & Conditions pay range, dependent upon experience. Salary will be prorated to 0.56 FTE

Teacher of English job summary

We are seeking a well-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teacher of English to join this large and highly successful English Department. The vacancy arises due to the secondment of a member of staff to a role in the Bright Futures SCITT. The department currently comprises a dedicated and experienced team of seven full-time teachers and three part-time teachers. Each member of the department is a subject specialist. The ability of a candidate to offer either English language or English literature to A level would be an advantage.

All students study both English and English literature to GCSE level. The department teaches the AQA specification at GCSE and A level. In Year 7, students have six one-hour periods of English and in Year 8, five one-hour periods of English per 10 day cycle, one of which is a library lesson. In Year 9 students have five one-hour periods, in Year 10 eight periods and in Year 11 eight periods. All students study both English and English literature to GCSE level. The department teaches the AQA specification at GCSE. Results have been high in recent years. In 2023, 100% of students achieved grades 4-9, with 86.7% of students achieving 9-7 in English language and 85.2% of students achieving 9-7 in English literature. A large proportion of pupils take English literature and/or English language A level and go on to study English or related subjects at university.

The English accommodation consists of seven rooms; the school also benefits from a purpose-built drama studio, a large library at main school and a sixth form library. Colleagues have access to a department base near the English teaching rooms. The department has access to an AV technician, a display technician and ICT technicians as and when required.

The department makes a major contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school, including a writers’ club, book clubs, public speaking competitions, author visits, drama workshops, theatre visits and productions.

The role is working part time, approximately 0.56 relative to a full time equivalent employee and 1-year fixed term in the first instance to cover a member of staff on secondment.

We are open, supportive and flexible with high-quality CPD opportunities through our Teaching School Hubs and Professional Development Institute.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for a full list of responsibilities and accountabilities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Bright Futures Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out and references will be sought for shortlisted candidates and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1368 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do.

There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession.

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

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