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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full and part time applications will be considered. Please indicate within your covering letter your preferred teaching commitment.

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Relevant ‘A’ levels (or equivalent) and Degree
  • Qualified Teacher Status or PGCE Pass (or equivalent)

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you in return:

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.
  • Discounted local gym membership.
  • Our active Staff Wellbeing Group creates an effective channel for staff to be heard, and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Further details about the role

The role of the English Department is to work hard to ensure that all students feel secure in their learning; striving to improve their skills in reading, writing and an understanding and enjoyment of a wide range of literature. The ethos is such that there is a continuous drive for improvement and we continuously evaluate and develop the English curriculum. At the heart of the school is a well-stocked Learning Resource Centre, with a dedicated LRC Co-ordinator.

The team currently consists of a Head of English, a Second in Department and seven Classroom Teachers, including a Key Stage Responsibility TLR holder. Alongside this we have a team of Teaching Assistants who help students with specific SEND requirements, so that they can remain in a mainstream classroom, plus a dedicated Literacy Learning Mentor.

The department offers a range of extra-curricular opportunities these include creative writing club, spelling intervention and there even cross-curricular trips abroad. Year 8, who study The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, were given the opportunity to go to Berlin to learn more about the legacy of the holocaust as well as practise their language skills. Also, we use external theatre companies to allow students to see the texts they are studying performed.

The English department work closely with all other departments and the SENDCO, and are quick to support, as well as intervene where necessary. The team are committed to providing a broad and engaging English curriculum, in lessons that foster a love of the subject.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1249 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

Arranging a visit to Hampton Gardens Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@hamptonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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