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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£30000.00 - £46525.00 (MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3)

Teacher of English (Fixed Term) job summary

Required for: September 2024. 

Teacher of English (Fixed Term Maternity Cover ending 14/02/2024) 

Are you passionate about education and eager to make a lasting impact on young minds? Do you have a proven track record of inspiring a love for learning in your students? If so, we want to hear from you! 

What does this role involve? 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and inspirational English teacher to join our dedicated team. We are looking for someone with a 'can-do' attitude and a passion for doing whatever it takes to ensure our students receive the best possible education. Beyond that, we are looking for an individual who demonstrates the potential to excel in their role. 

This opportunity is equally exciting for an Early Career Teacher (ECT) or an experienced teacher, providing the chance to become a valued member of a talented and supportive team of English teachers. 

Ensuring high quality teaching, learning and achievement for all students. 

Our School 

As a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, The Trust and the King's School is renowned for its strong reputation for educational excellence and consistently achieving strong academic results.  

Established in 1139, The King's School stands as a beacon of education for nearly nine centuries, offering a premier learning experience to the bright minds of Pontefract and beyond. We take great pride in being more than just a secondary school; we are a caring, high-performing community where students evolve into the best version of themselves, proudly carrying the legacy of The King's School. 

With a remarkable history spanning over 850 years, our school is deeply rooted in tradition, but it is the people that make The King's School truly exceptional. Our students, with excellent behaviour and as the best ambassadors one could wish for, are a testament to our commitment to nurturing outstanding individuals. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff, in collaboration with parents, strives to provide a first-class education, ensuring every student receives the opportunities they deserve. 

English Department 

Joining us means becoming a valued member of a well-resourced, friendly, and exceptionally talented team. Our staff are not only successful and committed but also known for going the ‘extra mile’ to support and inspire our students. 

In the department, we don't just teach English; we live and breathe it. There's an authentic passion for the subject, fostering an environment where both students and teachers share a genuine love for English. We are a strong, collaborative team that consistently delivers the very best outcomes for our students. We take pride in being recognised as one of the most successful departments in the school, with our 2023 English GCSE results achieving an impressive English Progress 8 score of +0.45—well above national averages. 

What we can offer you? 

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers' Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 

Next steps 

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access The King’s School website.   

We're always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful school through a visit, please feel free to reach out at admin@kings.patrust.org.uk or give us a call at 01977 703270. 

To submit your application, kindly click here to access our website and utilise our Face-Ed system.  

The deadline for submissions is 10:00 am on Tuesday 21st May 2024. We're genuinely excited about the prospect of receiving your application and getting to know you better. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, extending a warm welcome to applications from individuals of all backgrounds. At the Pontefract Academies Trust, our unwavering commitment is to provide full support and ensure the safety of children and young people. We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting their welfare at all times. 

It's important to note that any employment offer is subject to the successful receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and completion of pre-employment checks (including online checks). Additionally, shortlisted applicants will be invited to provide a self-declaration form, reinforcing our commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all. 


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The King's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The King’s School is proud to be part of Pontefract Academies Trust. As a school, we have a long history and rich heritage, which puts us at the forefront of the local educational landscape and beyond. All students are valued regardless of their background or ability, and are at the heart of everything that we do. We believe it is our duty to convert their potential into reality.

At the heart of every outstanding school is a strong team. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to The King’s School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning while creating confident learners who can live a life full of opportunity and choice.

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