21 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    21 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of English, Outer London job summary

Please note, this role is temporary ; a n initial two terms with the possibility for further extension.  

Do you want to work in brilliant, cohesive, collaborative department where teaching and learning are second to none?  

If so, we are looking to appoint an ambitious and innovative teacher to help lead our highly successful English team . This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your teaching skills and work within an inspirational team. You will be joining a highly successful department ; our results frequently place us in the top 10%, and often 5%, of schools nationally for progress. The department offers A Level English Literature in the Sixth Form . Inclusion is at the heart of our practice, and we strongly believe in mixed-ability teaching.   

Why work at The Compton School , part of Middlesex Learning Trust  

    • Smaller  than average  class sizes .
    • A  lower contact ratio  than the norm .
    • Ambitious, respectful and hardworking students.
    • Planning and evaluation time  during the school day .
    • Collaborative curriculum planning  with opportunities for sharing of best practise across the Trust .
    • A fully planned, knowledge-rich and engaging English curriculum to adapt and develop to suit your classes.
    • The opportunity to enthuse and develop trainee teachers from The Compton SCITT in developing their subject knowledge.
    • Exceptional professional development : The Compton School works alongside a local Teaching School Hub to deliver key professional development programmes – this provides our staff a ccess to  National Professional Qualifications  including Senior Leadership, Leading Teaching, Leading Literacy and Headship . The Outstanding Teacher Programme is also a fully funded CPD opportunity which is facilitated on site.
    • You will be joining a highly successful school with a national profile of excellence in teaching and learning, teacher training and student outcomes .
    • A commitment to staff wellbeing , including a staff-run Wellbeing Team, staff socials, a staff choir, cakes in the staffroom every Friday, a cycle-to-work scheme, wellbeing afternoons and free access to an employee assistance package.  


Who are we?   

We are a massively oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four outstanding OFSTED inspections in succession, most recently in 2018.   

At The Compton , we understand that our brilliant teachers make a difference to the life chances of our students every day by helping them to secure outstanding outcomes. We always strive to appoint the very best teachers and once in post, we provide a workplace environment that ensures their needs are fully met now and in the future .  

The Compton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are proud of our diverse school community , and we are committed to delivering our ethos of ‘ Excellence for All’ in an inclusive and supportive working environment in which everyone is valued.  

Are you the right person to join our team? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.   

The Compton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Commitment to safeguarding

The Compton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About The Compton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Compton school is part of Middlesex Learning Trust, a successful Multi Academy Trust. We are a hugely oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four consecutive outstanding OFSTED reports, the most recent being in January 2018. The Compton has a national profile for excellence in teaching and learning, in leadership, and for student outcomes. It is also a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre and the Headteacher is an experienced National Leader of Education. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely putting the school within the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

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