Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) Frederick Gent School, Alfreton, Derbyshire

Job description

JOB TITLE: Teacher of English
Grade and Salary: Main Scale
Working pattern: Full Time
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Location: Frederick Gent School

The role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a successful English Department starting January/February 2020. Within your role you will be responsible for inspiring students through your passion for teaching and for driving and maintaining a high standard of results. There will be a particular focus with KS3 in this role.

The person:
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being are achieved. The post would equally suit a confident and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher with excellent subject knowledge, a willingness to learn and a passion for teaching.

Why join us?
At Frederick Gent our aspiration is to ensure that every student has a happy, successful and memorable time at our school. We are proud of our achievements and we are confident that together as a school and the wider community we will continue to make a difference to our students and enable our provision to become outstanding.

Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. This Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for staff. We are easily reached by public transport, and for those who drive, there is a large free staff carpark. We have some excellent facilities for staff and our students really want to learn and achieve.

We offer:
• Competitive pay scales;
• An increasing array of employee benefits and lifestyle options;
• Career-Average pension scheme;
• A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development and career;
• Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust;
• A stimulating and supportive working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals;
• Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and to progress your career.

For more details and to apply for this role please visit: www.twocountiestrust.co.uk

The closing date for applications is: 27 September at 12 noon

We are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in a relevant subject.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or completion of training programme.

Essential skills and experience

Excellent subject knowledge with a passion for the subject area.
Knowledge of the National Curriculum including latest developments, initiatives and current issues.
Knowledge of effective assessment strategies.
Clear understanding of successful strategies for raising achievement.
Good knowledge of pedagogy, how students learn and teaching styles.
Understanding and commitment to social inclusion.
Ability to communicate effectively with students’ and parents.
Flexible and imaginative with the ability to solve problems creatively.
Good IT skills with the confidence to exploit new technology.
Ability to effectively manage behaviour.
Ability to motivate and inspire students to achieve.

About Frederick Gent School

Mansfield Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 2ER
Frederick Gent School website (opens in a new window)