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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

QTS pay scale plus inner London Weighting

Additional allowances

A TLR allowance, alongside Inner London Weighting, will be available to a suitably experienced applicant to take on additional responsibilities within the department as a key stage leader.

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To be a graduate and either possess an English degree or similar.
  • To have a sound and developing knowledge of the subject area and be willing to teach across the age and ability range.
  • A genuine passion for teaching English.
  • The ability to be an outstanding English teacher.
  • To be aware of the particular needs of teaching in an all boys school.
  • To be able to set and maintain high expectations of work and behaviour.
  • To have some understanding of Equal Opportunities issues and a determination to apply the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy in all aspects of work as a professional.
  • To be able to enhance teaching delivery and learning by the use of ICT.
  • To help develop the work and ethos appropriate to the school.

What the school offers its staff

  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Excellent professional development
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals
  • Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Excellent catering facilities
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Secure on-site parking

Further details about the role

Teaching is the most rewarding job in the world. We have the opportunity to change students’ lives for the better and you could make a positive impact at Woolwich Polytechnic for Boys as Teacher of English.

We wish to employ a colleague with excellent subject knowledge who is passionate about sharing their love of English within our diverse school community. You will be ready to develop your expertise by taking on additional responsibility for either KS3 or Post 16.

English is a very popular and high achieving subject in our school at all key stages and we have team of 17 teachers. At GCSE, we teach the AQA GCSE specification in both English language and English literature. We work closely with our colleagues at our Girls' school and are currently exploring a range of exciting developments in our curriculum at KS3 as we ensure that it prepares our boys for academic success while also preparing them for life in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Our co-educational sixth form is rated Outstanding and is large and expanding. It will be housed in newly built and refurbished premises from September 2024. The English team is at the heart of this success, offering 3 subjects at A level: AQA English Language, Educas Film Studies and Edexcel English Literature. We are highly aspirant for our A level students and many progress to the top Russell Group Universities (including Oxbridge) to study English literature and related subjects such as Law.

In accordance with changes to the KCSIE 2022 legislation shortlisted candidates will be subject to a social media check.

PolyMAT is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and providing opportunities for people with disabilities. We are an inclusive Trust who strives to provide an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. We aspire to ensure that every member of our community, regardless of circumstances or background, have the opportunity to be the best version of themselves through our vision of ‘Success for Everyone’.

For any potential applicants, we would like to encourage you to inform us of any additional support or adjustments you may need throughout the recruitment process. We have an open approach to support for candidates with disabilities and recognise that reasonable adjustments may be required based on each individuals needs.

Sharing your needs with us ahead of interview, allows us to fully support and ensure you are not disadvantaged during the process. We welcome candidates contacting us at any point should you feel uncomfortable declaring a disability, to reassure you that we are here to support. So, please contact hr@polymat.co.uk if this is the case.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 14 April. Interviews are scheduled to take place shortly after.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.

Commitment to safeguarding

All offer of employment is subject upon the Academy Trust receiving an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS), which the Academy considers to be satisfactory. Successful applicants, you will be required to complete a DBS Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with the Code of Practice published by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The post you are applying for is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and it is therefore an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About Woolwich Polytechnic School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1584 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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PolyMAT is a small and ambitious MAT with a unique family feel. Our vision is ‘Success for Everyone’ and the successful candidate will help deliver this for our schools. We currently have three schools in our Trust: Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys, a long-successful boys’ school, Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls that opened in 2019, and Bannockburn Primary School, a large successful primary that joined the Trust on 1st November 2023. We also have our flourishing Sixth Form provision which is co-educational. Our Trust and our schools pride themselves on a culture of high standards delivered through our Values of Care and Unity. We provide a rewarding environment where students and staff feel valued and supported and everyone feels part of the larger family as our schools and departments work very closely together.

Arranging a visit to Woolwich Polytechnic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email acherry@polymat.co.uk.

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