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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to U3

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To support the work of the English department – staff and students.
  • To improve standards (attainment and progress) reached by all students.
  • To develop the English curriculum in both key stages.
  • To inspire and enthuse teaching and learning.
    • To meet the statutory Teachers’ Standards.
    • To teach English as directed by the Head of English.
    • To implement assessment, recording and reporting systems to monitor student progress in accordance with national, school, and departmental policy.
    • To undertake all necessary exam preparation and administration as required by your Head of Department.
    • To share the supervision and development of English teaching areas.
    • To attend departmental meetings and INSET sessions.
    • To work evenings, twilights, Open Days and whole school events as part of directed time.
    • To undergo training to enhance professional practice.
    • To engage actively in staff performance development review process.
    • To maintain accurate records and registers as required by the department and school.
    • To complete relevant documentation to enable accurate tracking of learning, progress, and behaviour.
    • To use relevant information to inform planning, teaching, and learning of students.
    • To communicate effectively with parents of students as appropriate.
    • To be a form tutor to an assigned group of students.
    • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the form tutor group as a whole.
    • To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.
    • To alert the appropriate staff to issues experienced by students – including safeguarding concerns.
    • To teach students according to their educational needs including the setting and marking of work.
    • To apply the school Behaviour Management systems so that effective learning can take place.
    • To mark, assess and give written, verbal, and diagnostic feedback as required.
    • To show a record of excellent attendance and punctuality.

What the school offers its staff

The English department is an experienced team led by a Head of Department who is also a senior GCSE examiner. The department is looking to appoint two roles; one being a FT English teacher and the second a maternity cover.

There are currently 11 members of staff within the department and this includes non-specialist teacher and those undertaking ECT/ITT. We are a strong, well-established, supportive team comprised of both full-time and part-time specialist teachers who are collaborative and innovative in their approach to teaching and learning. We presently have one ECT and one ITT in the department; however, most of the department were trained at JSTC and we thoroughly enjoy sharing our experience and skills with those new to the profession. We are involved in training English teachers almost every year.

The department networks with other schools and seek training and development to keep ahead of national developments in English and with changes in the curriculum. Members of the department attend subject exam board training meetings, visit other schools, and contribute to the formation of policy and practice within the department.

All students are taught a five-year curriculum in five or six groups per cohort. Year 7 are currently set academically with sets in other year groups. Class sizes are comparatively low. At KS4 all students study Pearson Edexcel GCSE English Language and Edexcel GCSE English Literature too. A strong programme of literacy provision from entry ensures that all students can enjoy a rich English curriculum, and that no student is left behind.

Lessons are taught in six dedicated rooms within an English block. The rooms are well-sized, bright, and airy. The department is well-resourced with texts, IT facilities, printers, telephones, and interactive whiteboards.

Commitment to safeguarding

JSTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks. All pre-employment checks, undertaken are in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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About John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
626 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number
01507 464308

JSTC is a non-selective 11-16 co-educational school in a selective area. We are a popular, over-subscribed school of around 630 students. Despite being a secondary modern school, we have the full ability range including gifted and talented students. We are proud of the work that we do with our young people to enable them to challenge themselves academically and reach the highest of aspirations. At our most recent Ofsted inspection we were rated as ‘Good’ in all areas. We are very proud of our achievements; we will continue to develop and provide the best possible education for our young people. We are a single academy trust but have developed strong networks and links with a range of partners and other schools locally and throughout the county.

JSTC is situated in the small, quaint, rural market town of Alford on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Lincolnshire is a large county with a variety of beautiful landscapes: flat fens, coastal marshes, clay vales and the rolling uplands of the Wolds, attracting an abundance of wild flora and fauna. Morning drives across the stunning and tranquil Wolds frequently creates wonderful memories and conversation with colleagues. The school site is well placed and at the centre of the community of Alford with good road links to major urban centres in the East Midlands.
Housing is extremely low priced compared to other areas of the UK and new build developments are enhancing the housing choices available in the region.

Arranging a visit to John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email f.smith@jstc.org.uk.

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