Teacher of English

The Gryphon School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

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Teacher of English job summary


Start Date: 01 September 2022
Closing Date: 9.00am on Thursday 19th May 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 23rd May 2022
Salary: Teachers’ Pay Scales
Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Contact Details: School Office on 01935 813122, website on www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk or e-mail Gryphon.HR@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative and inspiring teacher with energy, enthusiasm and a love of English. This role is suitable for an ECT. This is a wonderful opportunities to join a large, creative and dynamic team with a real passion for literature, language and literacy. Levels of progress are very good and the GCSE Grade 4+ pass rate in best English (Language or Literature) in 2021 was over 85%. The English courses are amongst the most popular at A Level again with excellent results.

The successful candidate will:

• Have a passion for all aspects of the written and spoken word

• Have excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning

• Have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the Department and school

• Be able to build relationships quickly

• Have a positive approach

• Have a real interest in educational issues, approaches and alternatives from around the world

• Be proactive and confident

• Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful

• Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning

• Have the ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the opportunities of this role

Our students come first and we encourage every student to strive for the highest possible levels of academic achievement alongside developing the personal attributes and qualities to thrive and make a positive contribution throughout life. Our students have an excellent record of success in gaining high results at both GCSE and A-level and our exceptional Sixth Form students, currently around 400, consistently secure university entrance, including to Oxbridge and the Russell Group, and in the most challenging courses.

We are a very proud school which attracts students from around North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset. We also pride ourselves on our support and care for everyone and each other and offer well-developed and high-quality professional development opportunities, health and well-being packages and a superb working environment.

Our special culture and ethos focuses on high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our students.

The Gryphon School, part of the Sherborne Area Schools Trust, has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Gryphon School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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About The Gryphon School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1553 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

SAST is a multi-academy trust, formed in June 2017, serving West and North Dorset area as well as South Somerset. We now have 17 schools, more than 5,000 students, and 750 members of staff.

The Trust has grown since it’s inception, and in July 2020 we welcomed four schools from the Shaftesbury area that were previously the Southern Academy Trust. Our schools have always worked closely together and we can now collaborate in a more meaningful way to continue to deliver excellent educations to students.

Our schools include thirteen primary schools, three secondary schools and an alternative provision. We have the scale, capacity, expertise and performance to grow and develop with other schools. The Trust has large town primary schools with over 300 children, smaller village primary schools and also nursery provision. Our popular secondary schools cover both North Dorset and South Somerset, include two popular Sixth Forms, and also state boarding. There is a mix of formerly maintained, and Church of England schools in the Dioceses of Salisbury and Bath and Wells, which retain their Christian ethos.

At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff. The schools have extensive links beyond the immediate area and are keen to extend these further. The Gryphon School was designated as a National Teaching School in the summer of 2017 and led the the North Dorset Teaching School Alliance.

SAST works by providing opportunities to share and improve – to develop further our provision as well as supporting the quality of leadership and management. This includes sharing best practice, being creative in maintaining a broad and diverse curriculum, ensuring the care and support is in place for children and families and enabling further staff and teacher development. We also work together on meeting the challenges of funding and the opportunities for financial efficiency, determining for ourselves which services and providers we will use to provide outstanding provision for our children.

There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all of the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years.

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