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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of English job summary

Details for applicants

Who are we?

The English Learning Area is comprised of 8 staff. We have a young, innovative and creative team of practitioners, who are keen to try new ideas. They have committed to raising the aspirations of our children over the last two years via increased challenge, a focus on planning lessons to enable independent and collaborative learning, and providing high quality feedback. They are a dedicated and passionate team who have had real success in the last five years.

The English Department has been highly successful over a number of years at KS3, 4 and 5. In particular the KS4 results have been consistently above national averages for both attainment and progress with 90% of all students achieving a Grade 4 or above and 73% of all students achieving a Grade 5 or above. We have a large number of students carrying their English studies on into the Sixth Form and the results in English contributed towards the Sixth Form being recognised as the fourth best in Cambridgeshire.

Would you like to visit us?

Informal visits are welcomed. We are not as far away as you think and driving through the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start you day! You’ll find us just 20-25 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable from Cambridge too. Why not come and visit us so we can show you more of our school?

 What do I do if I want to know more before applying?

You are very welcome to come and visit our wonderful school, please just let us know and we will arrange a tour of the department and wider school.  More information is available on our website. However, if you have any further questions, please contact Kiera O'Connell kiera.oconnell@abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

Job description

Abbey College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The responsibilities of the post will be in accordance with the Teacher’s standards, latest School teachers’ pay and conditions, school’s policies and under the direction of the Headteacher.

Job role and purpose

Teacher of English

Teacher Expectations:

  • Good or outstanding classroom skills
  • Ability to create effective lesson plans
  • Ability to use assessment to inform planning for good teaching and learning
  • Experience or desire to be involved in a curriculum initiative
  • Ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learners
  • Experience or desire to raise standards of achievements
  • Willingness to continue to develop own expertise
  • Ability to build good relationships with students and colleagues
  • Be well organized and able to obtain accurate records
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to engage students
  • Humble, Intuitive and Passionate

Job Description:Teacher of English

Start Date: January 2024

New Scale Point: MPS/UPS

Job Purpose: 

  • Working closely with the Head of English to facilitate outstanding teaching and learning across the department, which meets the needs of all students and leads to excellent student outcomes.

Main Duties /Responsibilities

  • To ensure good or outstanding classroom teaching of English;
  • Create schemes of learning that are engaging and effective;
  • Ability to use assessment to inform planning for good teaching and learning;
  • Experience or desire to be involved in a curriculum initiative;
  • Ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learners;
  • Experience or desire to raise standards of achievements;
  • Willingness to continue to develop own expertise;
  • Ability to build good relationships with students and colleagues;
  • Be well organized and able to obtain accurate records;
  • Ability to use data to target intervention;
  • Ability to evaluate and adapt methods to ensure continuing progress.
  • To raise standards of Teaching and Learning across the department and the wider school, monitor progress towards agreed aims, in collaboration with the lead for English.
  • To provide specialist subject expertise to assist departmental staff, including co-planning with colleagues and advising and training staff on positive behaviours for learning.
  • To ensure high standards of Teaching and Learning in English. This will include the production of high quality teaching and learning resources and materials for use across the department and School.
  • Teach outstanding lessons, as a model of good practice within your area, engage with students to ensure that they all make exceptional progress.  You will maintain an open door policy for other staff to see model practice.
  • To support and enhance the teaching practice of others within your area across the School.
  • To work alongside the Lead Learner for English to coach and mentor staff in order to develop their teaching.
  • Lead groups of CPD activities in area of expertise.
  • Support School priorities and targets for the faculty.


  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources, where necessary.
  • Liaise with pastoral staff members to ensure the wellbeing of pupils and their full participation in school life.
  • Raise any concerns regarding pupils’ behaviour with the relevant Raising Standards Lead.
  • Implement any specific arrangements for individual pupils.
  • Provide individual pastoral support to pupils, where necessary.
  • Continuously motivate and challenge pupils, whilst promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.


  • To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances.
  • To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment.
  • The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice and information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. 

Variation Clause

  • This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed or to incorporate any proposed changes.  This procedure will be conducted by the Headteacher or line manager in consultation with the post-holder.  In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Abbey College, Ramsey

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1055 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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