Teacher of English Longbenton High School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Job description

Teacher of English
Main Scale

Required for September 2020
(full-time permanent post)

Longbenton is a successful 11-18 school looking to appoint a creative, enthusiastic and exceptional teacher of English from September 2020. These are exciting times for us as a school and a really good opportunity for someone to join us at a key point in our development to be part of something innovative, challenging and rewarding at a school that is inclusive, comprehensive in its intake and a focal point of the local community.
If successful, you will be joining a committed team of professionals, who are raising standards and determined to develop the quality of teaching and curriculum in the department and improve learning outcomes for all learners. This is an important appointment for our school, the main responsibilities for which are set out in the applicant’s pack, which you will find on our school website, www.longbenton.org.uk.
The successful candidate will be required to teach English across the age and ability range of KS3 and 4. The potential to be able to teach English Language or Literature at KS5 would be an advantage as English is a popular A level choice at Longbenton. Above all, we are looking for someone who is, or has the potential to be, an excellent teacher. In return, you will work in a very supportive environment with pupils who want to learn and a staff who are keen to collaborate and develop their practice.
The English Department at Longbenton contains a wealth of experience and expertise in a number of different areas, and would be a great place to develop your pedagogy. We run many successful extra-curricular events, and, as such, we expect the successful candidate to get involved in the whole life of the school. Longbenton offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 11am on Monday 3 February 2020 with interviews on Friday 7 February 2020.

Longbenton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

To have Qualified Teacher Status.
To have a relevant degree.

Essential qualifications

To have Qualified Teacher Status.
To have a relevant degree.

Essential skills and experience

To be or have the potential to be an excellent teacher, demonstrating enthusiasm and a commitment to education.
Have successful experience of teaching English across the age and ability range.
Able to monitor and evaluate students’ progress and staff performance.
Experience of teaching English at KS3 and KS4.
The potential to teach English successfully at KS4.


About Longbenton High School

Address
Hailsham Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE12 8ER
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Longbenton High School website (opens in a new window)