Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Littleover Community School, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 4BZ

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  • Start date details

    November Start

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (Maternity cover until July 2023)

Pay scale


Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) job summary

An enthusiastic and well-qualified English teacher is required to join our English Department. The successful candidate will be able to teach English Language and English Literature to GCSE to A Level. Our English Department achieves excellent examination results and has a substantial commitment to A Level teaching.

Teachers with a love of their subject, ambition and the ability to engage young people in learning will thrive at Littleover. We are looking for a talented English teacher with the ability to continue to raise the expectations and achievements of our students. Applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers are welcome. We offer an established and supportive ECT programme as well as an excellent CPD programme. 

Littleover is a diverse and highly successful comprehensive school, with consistently outstanding levels of attainment and progress across the curriculum. We are proud of our academic record, and of the pastoral care which maintains a feeling of community in a large and expanding school. In addition, we offer: 

• Supportive colleagues and SMT.

• Friendly and positive environment. 

• Well-established programme of CPD with support and opportunities for career development. 

• Established Schemes of Work with flexibility to adapt with own resources. 

• Emphasis placed on staff wellbeing. 

Completed application forms, with supporting letter explaining why you feel you have the qualifications, experience and personal qualities required for this post, should be returned either by post to the school address or by email to: jobs@littleover.derby.sch.uk 

Please indicate clearly which post you are applying for. 

Closing date for applications : 2nd October 2022 

Interview date to be confirmed Information and application forms are available from the school website: www.littleover.derby.sch.uk 

Please note that the school will only contact successful candidates. 

Littleover Community School welcomes enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. The school actively promotes equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records. 

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Littleover Community School complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. 

Littleover Community School undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed and can only ask an individual to provide details of convictions and cautions that they are legally entitled to know about. 

Where a DBS certificate at either standard or enhanced level can legally be requested (where the position is one that is included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 as amended) and where appropriate Police Act Regulations (as amended), Littleover Community School can only ask an individual about convictions and cautions that are not protected. Littleover Community School selects all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. 

Copies of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, along with other school policies, are available on our website at: https://www.littleover.derby.sch.uk/information.php#policies We would advise anyone applying for a position at LCS to read the above documents, along with the following Keeping Children Safe in Education document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2 

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About Littleover Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1824 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01332 513219

Littleover Community School is a Derby City Council, 11-18 co-educational, comprehensive school. Our school is situated four miles to the south west of the centre of Derby, in pleasant, spacious grounds and has a proud academic and pastoral record. Many teachers, after thriving here and developing their skills, go on to posts of responsibility here or elsewhere. Others, happy to work in a school which values effective classroom teaching above all else, stay here and contribute hugely over the years.

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