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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

Potential TLR 2(1) £3017

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated teacher to complement our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong subject knowledge and a desire to build strong relationships within the team and across the school.

The successful candidate will be able to teach throughout all Key Stages Three and Four.

This post will commence in September 2023.

What the school offers its staff

The school was accredited as World Class in July 2021 and as such, we are committed to providing a world-class education for every student through a well-designed and balanced curriculum. Our established culture provides a calm, safe and stimulating learning environment. Our most recent Ofsted inspection identified that the school may have been classed as Outstanding if a full inspection had taken place.

Ethical leadership is at the core of all decision making at Southfield. As such, staff are valued, treated with respect and afforded a diverse range of opportunities that come with professional trust.

We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff isinvolved in a variety of professional learning programmesthat take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of theChartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

We have also implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership at different levels. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school. Indeed, where possible, we will promote from within our school.

Moreover, we are committed to the Education Staff Well-being Charter, with numerous initiatives in place to support this. Staff wellbeing is important to us, and we offer a range of benefits to support our employees including:

  • Westfield Health Plan
  • Discounts at retailers and holiday companies
  • Free Parking
  • Free onsite gym
  • Planning off-site
  • Flexible working opportunities including the option of a 9-day fortnight
  • Staff Wellbeing Day
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Professional Development

Further details about the role

English is a key part of the curriculum and it aspires to develop an excitement about the written word whilst equipping students with the skills required to succeed in the wider world. The course focuses on developing key skills across Key Stage Three and engages with a diverse range of texts and text types from a variety of time periods and perspectives. A structured Literacy programme runs parallel to these lessons to ensure that all students are equipped with high level Literacy skills that they can use across the school and beyond. At Key Stage Four, English Language and English Literature are taught as a blended experience to ensure students grasp the connected nature of the knowledge and skills that they develop: this has led to consistent outcomes above the national average. Both English Language and English Literature are offered at A Level with many students choosing this option to facilitate their future paths. English curriculum details can be found here on our website.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated teacher to complement our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong subject knowledge and a desire to build strong relationships within the team and across the school.

There is also a TLR available for taking on responsibility within the department. The exact responsibilities taken on would be in discussion with the Head of English and Second in English once appointed to take areas of strength into account and ensure the department continues to develop.

The Closing date for applications is Monday 20th February 2023 at 9.00 am.

In addition to your completed application form please apply with a covering letter of not more than one side of A4.

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About Southfield School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1153 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Southfield School for Girls is a high performing girls school that admits boys to the sixth form. Consistently in the top 5% in the country for Progress 8 scores we offer a rounded education where the 'whole' student is a top priority and academic excellence is matched by high quality pastoral care and excellent opportunities for every student to be outstanding both in and out of school. A licensed DofE provider - we live what we teach.

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