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Teacher of English - Maternity Cover

Friesland School, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire

Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,737 to £40,688

Job summary

TEACHER OF ENGLISH – MATERNITY COVER

Salary: Main Pay Scale
Hours: 1 FTE
Contract term: Fixed term to cover a period of maternity
Start date: September 2020

The school
Friesland School is a good school that is on the path to becoming outstanding. Every child really matters at our school and each year we celebrate excellent results and last year was no exception with some outstanding achievements. We recognise that these outcomes are only possible through the commitment, dedication and skills of our highly valued staff.

Our vibrant, forward thinking Department aspires to equip students with a love for English Language and English Literature. We are a team made up of like-minded individuals, who are dedicated to ensuring the very best outcomes for the students we teach. The Department is underpinned by a strong sense of collaboration, with various approaches and resources being regularly shared. English is taught in a creative, yet rigorous way, based on the foundations of high expectations, challenge and pace. As a team we are outward looking, and reflective practitioners, who always seek to improve. Furthermore, an excellent working environment means that staff feel supported on a day-to-day basis. There are always a range of exciting CPD opportunities available for staff to sharpen their skills and, our close links to other Departments across The Two Counties Trust, mean we always moving forward. This is an ideal opportunity for you to join a talented and driven team of individuals.

The role
An opportunity has arisen for a Teacher of English to cover a period of maternity leave at Friesland School. In this role you will be responsible for delivering engaging lessons for students to enable them to unlock their full potential.

The person
Perfect for an individual who likes a challenge and is committed to student’s learning. The ideal candidate will be motivated, patient and caring with the student’s quality of learning and excellent progression at the centre of what they do day to day. This post would equally suit a confident and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher.

Why join us
Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. The Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for our staff. We make a significant investment in all of our employees to ensure we can recruit and retain the most talented people.
We offer:
• Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities. Our salaries for leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales and our minimum hourly rate for support staff is £9.00.
• Free car parking.
• An increasing array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.
• The ability to request flexible working.
• Entry to a career average pension scheme.
• A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development.
• Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust.
• A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals.
• Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and to progress your career.

The closing date for applications is: Thursday 27 February 2020 at midday

Interviews will be held on: Week commencing Monday 2 March 2020

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 Enhanced 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 relevant subject and evidence of continuing professional development.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or completion of training programme.

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge of the National Curriculum including latest developments, initiatives and current issues. Is able to teach National Curriculum Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 including the full GCSE specification.

Employee benefits

Main Pay Scale

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1263 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Friesland School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email alice.abbott@twocountiestrust.co.uk

About Friesland School

School location

Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, NG10 5AF