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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£34,514.00 - £51,179.00 Annually (FTE)

Teacher of English job summary

Kingsmead is a large, oversubscribed school that, despite serving a postcode in the top 20% most deprived parts of England:

  • Has an ambitious curriculum, with almost an almost exclusively GCSE KS4 and A Level KS5, aiming for 90% EBacc while also having a performing a visual arts specialism.
  • A track record of above average progress scores in spite of the challenge posed by such an ambitious curriculum.
  • Exceptional behaviour, with a consistent approach that combines explicit boundaries with the space to build relationships and support those children who need it.
  • A thoughtfully constructed wider school experience for the children, with an ambitious combination of clubs, trips, careers guidance and wider enrichment.

English are a team of 12 teachers, four of whom are post-holders and another is the whole school Literacy Co-Ordinator. The department lead is in their second year and moved to joined us from a large national chain, motivated by the desire to have greater autonomy and flexibility. Other post-holders are graduates of the Teach First program.

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The school reserves the right to close this advert if a suitable candidate is appointed before the closing date.

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 Kingsmead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1542 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Kingsmead is a large, mixed, oversubscribed school – easily accessible from both central London and surrounds – with loyal staff, an established standing in the community and a very strong track record. We are consistently above average in Progress 8 and A Level value added, with high Ebacc entry and a wide range of options at KS4 and KS5. Those outcomes are built on a calm, purposeful and collaborative atmosphere.

Despite the school’s size and standing, the Headteacher was appointed relatively young after experience of leading for a high-performing academy chain and in one of the most successful London boroughs. He has restarted the school culture and approach over the last few years and is determined to push it forward from being in the top 20% nationally to being somewhere where things are achieved others do not think possible.

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