Teacher of English

Goldington Academy, Bedford, Bedfordshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We are seeking an inspirational classroom practitioner with strong subject knowledge to join our outstanding and committed English department.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, hardworking and passionate teacher of English literature and language. The post would be suitable for either an NQT or an experienced teacher. You will be required to teach across the age and ability range through Years 7 to 11.

The person appointed will be joining a committed, experienced and friendly team of staff. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and develop strategies and good practice to promote English throughout the school.

It is very important for the successful applicant to be:

• passionate about English language and literature

• creative in their approach to teaching

• able to work co-operatively with a team of teachers

• hardworking and conscientious

• willing to undertake class teacher responsibilities including the pastoral and welfare oversight of children if required

At Goldington Academy, we believe that English is central to a child's academic success and is the key to being able to access and enjoy the whole school curriculum.

Drama and ICT play an integral role in English. Pupils are encouraged to use a range of programmes and research methods to enhance their learning. As well as two well- equipped ICT suites, iPads are used for movie making as well as to cement the learning of grammar and punctuation. (e.g. Wordjuice; Spellfix)

The well-stocked Library is organised to support Accelerated Reader. The library is a bright and open environment designed to be a calm space to read for pleasure. The library is also used as a hub to support learning.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching experience in the secondary sector (or placements for NQTs)

Pastoral experience

Employee benefits

Westfield Health health cover
Bike to work scheme
Free parking

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 786 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Goldington Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email chisnallk@goldington.beds.sch.uk

About Goldington Academy

School location

Haylands Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX