7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Full time
1.0 FTE
Contract type

Job summary

Devonport High School for Girls is seeking to appoint a well-qualified, dedicated and ambitious Teacher of English to join our successful and supportive English Department on a full-time contract of 1.0 FTE.

We are a highly successful and oversubscribed 11-18 selective grammar school and one of the country’s highest performing state schools. The school has strong international links and helps to create successful and happy young people who have the skills to carry out leading roles in the world.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague to join our exceptional English Department. We welcome applications from experienced teachers and ECTs who are able to make English lessons challenging and inspiring. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and fully embrace our English Department ethos of ambition and excellence.

Further information and application packs are available from our website: www.dhsg.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 31 January 2022. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applying for the job

All applications for employment should be made by completing the school’s application form, which can then be submitted by post to the school address or by email to recruitment@dhsg.co.uk. The form can be downloaded from the ‘Staff Vacancies’ section of the website at www.dhsg.co.uk. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Applications for this vacancy must be received by 9am on Monday 31 January 2022.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
835 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01752 705024

About Devonport High School for Girls

Devonport High School for Girls was established in 1908 and is situated on a lovely green site overlooking Plymouth’s Central Park, approximately two miles from the city centre. It is an 11-18 selective girls’ grammar school and became an Academy in April 2011.

There are approximately 850 students on roll, including around 225 in the Sixth Form. Students come from Plymouth and the surrounding counties of Devon and Cornwall.

The school is part of The Link Partnership (TLP) with four other schools in the city in order to extend curriculum provision for students in the Sixth Form.

In 2005 the school was granted Specialist Schools Status for Languages. We offer several languages including French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Latin. There is a dedicated Language Laboratory, and exchange and business links have been established within the UK and worldwide. The school first achieved International School status in 2006 and has recently received the award for the fifth time.

As well as its strong international links, Devonport High School for Girls has gained a reputation for academic excellence, which helps launch its students on their chosen career paths. The work ethic in the school is very strong and staff are deeply committed to their teaching.

The school places a strong emphasis on developing the whole person and as part of this commitment organises a broad range of enriching extra-curricular opportunities and a comprehensive programme of field visits, with opportunities for students to travel abroad.

The staff of approximately 100 teaching and support staff (a mixture of full-time and part-time employees) are led by the Senior Leadership Team, which consists of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, three Assistant Head Teachers and the Business Manager.

Arranging a visit to Devonport High School for Girls

If you would like to visit the school or have an informal, confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Mrs K Luscombe
Personnel Assistant
Devonport High School for Girls
Lyndhurst Road

T: 01752 705 024
E: recruitment@dhsg.co,uk

School location

Lyndhurst Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DL

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