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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2024

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£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) Salary dependent on experience

Teacher of English job summary


This job description should be read in conjunction with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and the provisions of that document will apply to the post holder.

The performance of all the duties and responsibilities shown below will be under the reasonable direction of the Headteacher; and the Headteacher, or other Senior Manager if appropriate, will be mindful of his/her duty to ensure that the employee has a reasonable workload and sufficient support to carry out the duties of the post.

This job description will be reviewed at least annually as part of the Performance Development process and any changes will be subject to consultation. The school’s Grievance Procedure will be used to resolve any dispute arising out of the job description.

Every teacher is expected to go about their duties in a professional and flexible manner in cooperation with all other colleagues around school.

General Duties

You will be expected to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document currently in operation, or any subsequent legislation.

Teaching duties

The post holder will be expected to teach any class that they are reasonably directed to teach, across the full age and ability range from KS3 to KS5.

The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for a tutor group.

The general duties applicable to teachers are set out in the Teachers’ Standards, under the headings:

Part One

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

Plan and teach well-structured lessons

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

Make accurate and productive use of assessment

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

Part Two

Personal and Professional conduct

Current specific teaching responsibilities will include:

1. Teaching English across the age and ability range from KS3 to A Level (Chemistry and Physics)

Contribution to the development of English in the school, for example:

  • Contributing to the development of departmental schemes of work and teaching resources
  • Involvement with extra-curricular initiatives within the department to support and promote learning
  • Supporting activities and events to promote English more generally within the school’s external partnerships (e.g. OCL and Acer Trust (secondary partnerships)).
  • Student welfare and development

  • Taking responsibility for a tutor group
  • General Responsibilities

    Follow school and department policies and procedures

    The relevant professional standards apply for this post

    It is the responsibility of all teachers to participate in appropriate professional development throughout the year and to engage in the school’s performance development arrangements.

    It is the responsibility of each member of staff to safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people he/she is responsible for, or comes into contact with, in the school.

    • All teachers have specific responsibilities under Health & Safety legislation to ensure that they:
      • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and that of others affected by what they do, or do not do
      • Cooperate on all issues involving health and safety
      • Use work items provided for them correctly, in accordance with training and instructions
      • Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for their health, safety or welfare
      • Report any health and safety concerns to their line manager as soon as practicable.
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    About Matthew Arnold School

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 18
    Education phase
    View all Secondaryjobs
    School size
    1314 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 18

    Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

    The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

    We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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