Teacher of English 12 month Maternity Cover
Required from Easter 2020 or May Half Term 12 month fixed term Maternity Contract
We are seeking to recruit a teacher of English from Easter 2020 or May Half Term fixed 12 month term Maternity Contract. The successful candidate will be joining an outstanding girls’ grammar school which is part of the King Edward VI Academy Trust in Birmingham.
This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding classroom teacher to join an exciting, well-resourced department which is forward-thinking and innovative in their practice. The successful applicant will have the ability to teach all key stages, including A Level English Literature. More information about the English department can be found in the department information guide.
Please download the job description, information for applicants and person specification from our website. Visits are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the Head’s PA.
Applications can be made by sending a completed application form, covering letter including the names and addresses of two referees, to the Headmistress, Mrs A Whittall. Further details are contained in the information for applicant’s document.
Closing date: Friday 21st February 12 noon
Interviews: Friday 28th February
King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check. Love of learning, Pride in diversity, Excellence for all.
Essential educational requirements
Commitment to and belief in equal opportunities.
Evidence of professional integrity.
Ability to inspire pupils and build confidence and trust.
Ability to ensure pupils’ are safe, protected from abuse, and maintains appropriate physical contact with pupils and professional conduct.
Ability to accept negotiated delegated responsibility within the department commensurate with status and seniority.
Commitment to academic and personal excellence.
Using effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills to communicate confidently at all levels, whilst maintaining good working relationships with a diverse range of people.
Ability to think and work collaboratively.
Demonstrate the potential for further promotion.
Qualified Teacher Status
Recent and relevant personal professional development.
Knowledge of effective learning and teaching strategies.
Knowledge of statutory curriculum requirements for the subject.
Knowledge of statutory and examination board assessment requirements.
Knowledge of relevant examination syllabus and courses.
Knowledge of information technology to aid teaching and learning.
Ability to set tasks which differentiate between, and cater to challenge individual pupils.
Ability to give clear instructions, demonstrations and explanations and maintain appropriate pace.
Ability to use effective questioning which ensures that all pupils take part.
Ability to apply good practice from other subject areas.
Ability to use school data in setting clear targets for pupil achievement and monitoring progress.
Knowledge and understanding of how pupils’ learning in the subject is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
Essential skills and experience
Excellent classroom practitioner with evidence of impacting positively on student progress.
About King Edward VI Handsworth School
- Rose Hill Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9AR
- King Edward VI Handsworth School website (opens in a new window)