Teacher of English

Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3EF

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 3:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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Teacher of English job summary

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to work in Gloucestershire’s largest comprehensive school.

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of English. The English Department at Bournside is successful, dynamic and innovative. We are a dedicated and hard-working team of fifteen enthusiastic teachers. You could be number 16! We constantly strive to be better and work collaboratively to deliver high-quality teaching and learning. Our curriculum intent is simple: enable all students to be critical readers, confident writers and successful speakers.

We are proud of our knowledge-rich, resource-rich curriculum with topics such as Victorian Gothic, ‘right and wrong’ in fiction and protest poetry alongside Shakespeare. The English team is very strong and supportive. To add to our team, we are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who has experience of teaching across all 3 key stages and has a genuine love of literature.

For more information about the role, tours of the school and how to apply, please see our candidate information pack.

We are expanding our English provision from September 2022, and hence there is the potential for a suitable candidate to became part of our English teaching team and be paid a TLR for this responsibility. This will be explored as part of the recruitment process for a suitable candidate.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value and respect diversity across our whole school community. Bournside is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Additional allowances

There is a possibility of a TLR for Assistant Head of Department for a suitable candidate and will be explored as part of the recruitment process.

Applying for the job

To apply for the position please visit the Careers at Bournside page on our school website where you can find an application form.

Please email your completed application form to recruitment@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk.

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

About Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1747 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01242 235555

Bournside is the largest comprehensive 11-18 school in Gloucestershire. We are an established single academy trust with a good reputation (Ofsted ‘Good’ rating 2016), wide catchment, and a strong presence in the community. Our school is consistently oversubscribed with a PAN of 300, and most of our students choose to stay with us for their
post-16 study.

Bournside is a mixed, non-denominational academy school for students aged 11 to 18. It is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It settled in its current location of Warden Hill in the early part of the 1970s and converted to academy status in 2011.

Arranging a visit to Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

Please contact Karen Hanley, Deputy Headteacher via email
kjh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk to arrange a visit our school so you can see for yourself why it is a wonderful place to work. Karen will happily meet you and tour you around our school.

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