Teacher of English Bay House School, Gosport, Hampshire

Job description

We are committed to enabling all learners, irrespective of their current attainment, to achieve. Our students take pride in their school, have a good work ethic and are keen to do their very best. As an organisation we have adopted a ‘growth mind-set’ and introduced a monitoring culture to help develop all learners. Pupils are encouraged to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities, outings and competitions throughout the year. Our learners are respectful, polite and work hard to develop into resilient young adults who we are very proud of.

Bay House School and Sixth Form Headlines

Bay House School and Sixth Form is celebrating its best ever GCSE results since the introduction of the reformed qualifications. Headline figures include 79 per cent of students achieving an English GCSE grade 9 to 4, with 74 per cent doing so in maths. Similarly impressive results were achieved in biology with 84 per cent achieving 9 to 4, 75 per cent in chemistry and 9 to 4 grades achieved by 80 per cent taking physics.

We have been ranked best in the whole of Hampshire in terms of improving pupils’ performance between GCSE and A-Levels, achieving a progress score of 0.56 which means on average pupils, of the same pre-assessed academic ability, attained more than half a grade higher than their peers nationally. The grades were the best ever achieved at the school with 90% of students achieving a* to C grades and 70% getting A* to B – comfortably exceeding the 76% and 51% attained nationally.

The score placed the school the 12th best nationally for pupil progress and ranked joint 2nd best state A Level provider in the country for centers with over 100 candidates (DfE).

The English Department

GCSE summer 2019
• Students who left in 2019 with a pass in either GCSE English or GCSE Literature: 79%

A Level Summer 2019
• Overall A Level A*-C pass rate: 90%
• A Level English Language: 91%
• A Level English Literature: 92%

We are a large and dynamic English department of 25+ teachers, offering qualifications such as GCSE Media Studies, Creative iMedia and A Level Film Studies alongside GCSE and A Level English Language and English Literature. We strive to simultaneously challenge and support the pupils in our English classrooms and pride ourselves on supporting each other as colleagues too.

Teaching is one of the most direct ways to make an impact and if you are driven by the desire to give back, to help those around you and make an invaluable contribution, we would be interested in receiving an application from you.

You will be a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning. You should be a passionate lifelong learner who is hardworking and enthusiastic with excellent subject knowledge. You will want to extend this beyond the classroom by sharing practice with colleagues and to contribute to our in-house programme of continuing professional development.

Applications from suitably experienced professionals and NQTs are most welcome.

Salary range
Qualified and QTLS £24,373 - £40,535
Unqualified £17,694 - £27,588

September 2020 start (earlier start may be possible)

Where we receive large volumes of applications or identify suitable candidates, on these occasions we may interview before the closing date, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Safeguarding statement
GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. A 'prohibition from teaching' check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.

GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust is the first localised Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) established in Hampshire with Bay House School & Sixth Form, Brune Park School, Gomer Junior School, Rowner Junior School and LWS Academy.

Essential educational requirements

Unqualified considered with proven knowledge & experience

Essential qualifications

QTLS (must be existing member of SET)

Essential skills and experience


Employee benefits

• A wonderfully supportive team, dedicated to delivering excellent outcomes for children, supported by an experienced leadership team
• A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
• Supportive and professional work environment with a clear focus skill development and progression for all team members.
• Supervision to support you in this role
• Generous holiday entitlement
• Membership of one of the UK's largest public sector pension schemes
• Free staff access to our gym and swimming pool

About Bay House School

Gomer Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QP
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