- £26,948 - £42,780 per annum, pro rata
Teacher of English - Full-time job summary
English Department at St Bede’s
We have a vacancy for a full-time teacher of English to join us in September 2022 on permanent appointment.
Please note, applications will be reviewed upon receipt and as such, this vacancy may close earlier than the deadline stated.
The English Department, one of the largest in the school, is extremely successful. Teaching staff are very friendly, supportive of each other, professional and highly qualified. It is housed in a suite of eleven rooms, all of which are in close proximity. There is a head of department’s office, a departmental work room, and a well-resourced stockroom and book store. One room is equipped with computers and has access to the school’s network in order to accommodate teaching of media at A level. Each teaching room has access to its own range of multimedia hardware.
Year 7 is taught in mixed ability tutor groups. There is an increasing degree of fine tuning as students move from year 8 to 11, with some provision for the most able students as well as those who need additional support in their work.
In Key Stage 3 all teachers follow the same programmes of study in terms of content, but we encourage a level of autonomy and choice in delivery and pedagogy.
In Year 7 students study: an introductory unit on poetry; Myths and Legends; Frankenstein (play); Gothic Descriptive Writing; an introductory unit on Shakespeare alongside a related contemporary novel.
In Year 8 students study: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; an Imagined Worlds descriptive/narrative writing unit; Victorian literature: Childhood Experience; Rhetorical and Opinion writing; Animal Farm; The Power of Poetry.
In Year 9 students study: Journey’s End; Other Voices (Poetry from Different Cultures); Romeo and Juliet; Of Mice and Men or To Kill a Mockingbird; Introduction to Media.
At GCSE, students follow the AQA syllabus for English Language and all students are also entered for AQA English Literature. For A level, we offer both English Literature and English Language. We follow the AQA syllabus for both subjects (specification B for Literature). Both the GCSE and the A level courses demand great commitment from staff and depend for their success on high levels of leadership and efficient organisation. Colleagues are encouraged to develop and share resources.
For GCSE English Literature students study:
An Inspector Calls/Lord of the Flies
A Christmas Carol/Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology
There is an emphasis on developing extra-curricular activities in areas such as creative writing and reading and we work closely with the school library wherever possible.
Why work for us?
St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'.
NQTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.
There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.
Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.
We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.
The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.
We are seeking a teacher who has the ability to help us maintain our very strong examination results.
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About St Bede's School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1860 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
St Bede's is a voluntary aided school located in Redhill, Surrey. We are proud to serve roughly 1,850 boys and girls of all abilities, age 11-18, from Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Horley and the surrounding areas. This includes over 300 studying academic courses in the sixth form. The school will be gradually expanding over the next few years. The school has an Anglican, Catholic and Free Church foundation and we work hard to create an inclusive ethos. Our aim is to ensure that pupils thrive academically, socially and spiritually within a Christian Framework.
Staff well-being is considered very important at St Bede's. During the current pandemic we are working hard to ensure that staff feel supported, connected and valued. A senior member of staff has been appointed to lead in this area.