Teacher of English

Bedford Free School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    8 June 2022

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Teacher of English job summary

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND ACADEMIC RIGOUR? Want a Senior Leadership Team who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times?

Then you should be interested in teaching at Bedford Free School. We are recruiting an English Teacher.

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About Bedford Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
504 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01234 332290

At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated pupils. BFS is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for pupils of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said and English is at the heart of this.

With waiting lists in each year group and 2019 GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools in the country for progress, we are a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.

We have a knowledge-based curriculum. It is is written in advance (mainly in a ‘mastery booklet’ format) by all members of the English Department and directed by the Head of Department and Second in Department. The vast majority of the planning is now ready for teaching and saves teachers a great deal of planning on a day to day basis. You will be led by excellent leaders and you will be working with a team of subject-specialists.

The department is housed in 5 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive ‘Promethean’ boards. English teachers have a maximum of 5 teaching groups. In addition to their own classrooms, teachers have access to a departmental office which provides a quiet working space. The close knit team meet on a weekly basis.
Results in English are outstanding.

At Bedford Free School we invest heavily in professional learning, which alongside support and coaching from our senior leadership team, and access to expertise across Advantage Schools, means you can develop to be your very best. You can find out more about the trust-wide professional development offer here: https://www.advantageschools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/OCT-ASKE-Brochure-2021-22.pdf

We have no unwieldy marking policies, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.

We are a small, intimate school, where teachers and students know each other and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the school is of paramount importance and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

Arranging a visit to Bedford Free School

We welcome visits to the school during the school day and would encourage you to apply.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

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