154 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    31 August 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

Additional allowances

+ Recruitment & Retention allowance depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and training

Ø Qualified teacher status

Ø Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field


Ø Teaching experience with students in KS4-5 at all ability levels

Ø Involvement in self-evaluation and development planning

Ø Experience of attending / leading INSET

Ø Strategic work: planning, decision-making and successful implementation

Ø Worked in a UTC previously

Skills and knowledge

Ø Expert knowledge of KS3 & 4 level English curricula

Ø Understanding of high-quality teaching and learning strategies in English, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve

Ø Awareness of local and national organisations that can provide support with delivering the subject

Ø Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to inform planning

Ø Ability to build effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders

Ø Ability to adapt teaching to meet students’ needs

Ø Ability to build effective working relationships with students

Ø Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

Ø Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Ø Knowledge of English-related industries and related pathways outside of education

Personal qualities

Ø A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils

Ø Uphold and promote the ethos and values of the school

Ø Commitment to equal opportunities and securing good outcomes for pupils with SEND

Ø Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively

Ø Maintain confidentiality at all times

Ø Commitment to safeguarding and equality


Ø The ability to teach one of the following as a second subject:

- Science

- Maths

- Psychology

- Sociology

What the school offers its staff

Our English teaching is to Years 10 and 11, largely in mixed ability classes. Currently, students study Pearson GCSE English Language and English Literature (2.0). We also offer courses to KS4 students that ensure they can develop literacy skills and the associated qualifications, such as FS English. We would like the successful candidate to be able to teach both Language and Literature courses.

At key stage five, students are supported in retaking GCSE English Language or completing Functional Skills English if they need to.

We are particularly proud of the diverse nature of our English Literature texts. We make decisions to ensure that our students are exposed to authors from a wide range of backgrounds, as we feel passionately that this makes a difference to the lives of young people. Our work on improving literacy has been recognised by the National Literacy Trust.

Outside of the ‘Core’ subjects, our curriculum is largely vocational since this provides an element of flexibility not possible with academic courses. It means that staff can choose to focus on modules that best suit student needs and an ever-changing employment sector. There is an expectation that learning is frequently ‘project-focussed’ and that employers have an input to ensure content is relevant to industry. It is important that the successful applicant understands these principles and is able to apply them to English where appropriate.

Aylesbury UTC has a well-resourced English department. This includes dedicated classrooms, a ‘breakout’ area and smaller theory workshop rooms. There is also a ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (library), used predominantly for small group or intervention work. Students and staff look after these resources very well knowing that they play a key part in the successful completion of courses. Our students also have the opportunity to visit industry settings in the UK and abroad.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruit@MTOAT.co.uk

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About Aylesbury UTC

School type
Free School, ages 14 to 19
Education phase
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School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
Email address

Arranging a visit to Aylesbury UTC

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