Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Crispin School Academy, Street, Somerset, BA16 0AD

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (31 October 2022 until 31 August 2023 (or earlier depending on the return of the postholder))



Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) job summary

Teacher of English (Maternity Leave Contract)
Full time, maternity leave contract from 31 October 2022 until 31 August 2023 (or earlier depending on the return of the postholder).

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a Teacher of English in a collaborative, supportive and happy school. Are you driven by sharing your passion for English and ensuring students reach their potential? If so then we would love to hear from you.

Please read on to find out more information about Crispin and how to apply for the role. In addition, for a more comprehensive insight into Crispin and the role itself, including Job Description, Personal Specification, Letter from the Headteacher and an overview of English at the school, please download the Applicant Information Pack below.

Crispin is a friendly, inclusive and highly successful school of 1060 students. It is rated as ‘good’ in all areas and many strengths were highlighted in our recent Ofsted report. Students at Crispin achieve excellent examination results and the school has a strong reputation. We are committed to educating the whole child to ensure they enter adulthood as happy, supported young people with a love for learning. We are looking for a committed and inspirational Teacher of English to join our highly successful team. English is a popular subject at Crispin. We would be delighted for you to visit Crispin or for you to have the opportunity to discuss the post prior to an application. If you wish to do either please contact the Headteacher’s PA by email at HeadsPA@crispinschool.co.uk .

Closing date for this post: 10:00 Monday 04 July 2022.
Interviews likely to be held Thursday 07 July 2022.

Crispin is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post requires a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to an Enhanced DBS.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement of the role.

Applying for the job

Please complete the online application.

Apply for this job

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Crispin School Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1072 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Crispin. We believe that Crispin is a great school to be a part of whether as a student or colleague. We are a friendly, inclusive, highly successful school of 1060 students who make strong progress academically, but who also receive a great many wider opportunities to learn in the fullest sense of the word.

Crispin is a popular school with a strong reputation. We unashamedly have high expectations of all members of our community and we believe in challenging and supporting students to achieve their very best. Visitors regularly refer to our students and colleagues very positively. Relationships between staff and students are a strength of the school and colleagues are committed to providing every opportunity for students to have a broad experience and to be successful. We are committed to educating the whole child to ensure they enter adulthood as happy, supported young people with a love for learning. There is a sharp focus on learning and students receive excellent support. At all times we seek to be a compassionate institution.

It is important to state that Crispin has a very strong safeguarding culture which we would expect potential colleagues to wholeheartedly support.

We have a wide-ranging curriculum and have recently expanded the opportunities for students. We offer two Languages, a range of Arts and Technology options and have recently introduced new examination courses in areas such as Business, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Media and Sport. Students have the opportunity to study Philosophy and our popular new course, Curriculum for Life. We have a high uptake of EBacc subjects but this sits alongside a commitment for students to retain a considerable degree of choice over which courses to follow. There are also a wide range of enrichment activities for students ranging from residential visits to school productions; sports to music; an enrichment week to work experience. We have recently expanded our ‘Employability’ programme considerably and we are also fortunate to have a successful Alumni Scheme.

We are proud of our vertical House system which is comprised of four Houses (Corvus, Falco, Sturnus and Tyto). This system allows for a wide range of opportunities for students from collaboration to competition, student leadership to support. All colleagues are members of one of the Houses.

We are fortunate to have a well-equipped site which includes extensive grounds, a range of curriculum area blocks and an astroturf pitch. We are also extremely fortunate to have opened a new purpose-built Innovation Hub in November 2020. This has been the most substantial development of the site since the opening of Crispin. English classes take place in the English Block which also houses the Library.

This post is a really exciting one and would be a great opportunity for the right candidate. Other than the basic details in the person specification, we do not have a pre-existing idea of what the successful candidate’s career to date will have been. We realise that prospective colleagues will have a range of skills and experience and we would fully support the successful candidate to develop professionally. We have a strong English Faculty with a range of experience and expertise. The Faculty works in a collaborative and supportive manner. We are passionate about providing a wide range of opportunities for all colleagues and this is often referred to favourably by colleagues. Every year colleagues are seconded as Associate Assistant Headteachers, have the opportunity to join the Extended Leadership Team as well as a wide range of other opportunities to develop their careers.

The most important thing is that you are passionate about teaching English. Above all else you should be:
• An excellent, reflective and caring colleague.
• Always seeking to maximise the success and happiness of students.
• A colleague with the highest expectations of what all members of the school community are capable of.

Should you require any further information, would like to discuss the post with me or would like to visit Crispin before an application, do not hesitate to contact us by email: HeadsPA@crispinschool.co.uk

To apply for this role please complete the online application form. Your supporting statement / letter (of no more than two sides) should outline your skills and experience and how you meet the person specification.

After reading through the application information pack I hope you decide to apply for the post and I look forward to reading your application.

Paul Reddick

Arranging a visit to Crispin School Academy

We would be delighted for you to visit Crispin or for you to have the opportunity to discuss the post prior to an application. If you wish to do either please contact the Headteacher's PA by email at headspa@crispinschool.co.uk

School location

Similar jobs nearby

English Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Beaminster School

Newtown, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3EP

Teacher of English

Court Fields School

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8SW

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Somerset

Share this job