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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2024

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Full time

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Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual)

Teacher of English job summary

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and passionate English teacher to join our English team.

This is an exciting time to join our school as we plan to transition from being a well-established Middle School into a community-focussed, values-led Church of England Secondary School. As a school, we are caring, loving and supportive with high aspirations for all. We promote inclusion, we are proud to belong and we value each individual. Our vision is to ‘Live life in all its fullness’. For both students and staff, we choose to live our values, being the best we can be in community.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented colleague to join us as we continue to teach our students in Years 5 to 8 but also as we develop our curriculum further through Years 9 to 11 so our students can be successful at GCSE Level. This would be a perfect opportunity for a teacher new to the profession (we have a great track record of supporting ECTs) or for an experienced teacher looking to work in a dynamic, supportive team. We currently have four full-time members of the English team and other team members also teach in the department (including myself as Headteacher). English is a well-led and well-resourced area of the curriculum. Full details of the schemes of work can be accessed on the school website – Learning -> Subjects -> English. There is a significant teaching commitment attached to this post and the postholder will also look after a tutor group.

The post has become available due to a last-minute resignation from a valued member of the team who is moving on due to personal circumstances. We hope that you will be interested and able to apply by the very short deadline of Wednesday 22nd May (4.00pm) so we can interview in school on either 23rd or 24th May so as to meet the national deadlines for recruitment. If you'd like to chat (or even squeexze in a visit!), please get in touch.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare. We also have a sincere commitment to equal opportunity and to the celebration of diversity, including in our staff recruitment. We welcome applications from all sections of our community very warmly, and we recognise the huge strength and opportunity that comes from diversity in all aspects of our make-up. We will need to obtain references in advance of interview for any candidate short- listed, and all job offers are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

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About Holywell School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
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School size
719 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13

Holywell School is a caring, distinctively Christian, community-focussed Church of England School. We aim to continue the historic tradition of Church of England Schools by providing a Christian Values-inspired education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. As a school, we are a loving, supportive community with high aspirations for all. We promote inclusion, we are proud to belong and we value each individual. We look after each other, believe in second chances and aim to be the best we can be so we can serve and support the common good.

Our vision is to ‘Live life in all its fullness’. We aim to be an outstanding Christian learning community where everyone is valued as a unique individual and where everyone feels safe. We will aim to be the best we can possibly be, to treat others as we wish to be treated and to make a positive difference to our community and beyond. We strive to be peaceful problem-solvers with open minds and hearts, living God’s love and being kind.

We are a popular and oversubscribed school of 700 students. 2021-2022 will see our final year of expansion. Although situated in the Local Authority of Central Bedfordshire, we straddle the border and have half of our population from Bedford Borough schools. Students are largely drawn from the two villages of Cranfield and Wootton. There is an increasing number of ‘out-of-catchment’ students who are applying to the school because of its good reputation. As part of Central Bedfordshire’s ‘Schools for the Future’ development programme, we are currently exploring a long-term plan to evolve into an 11-16 secondary school.

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