3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of teaching/teaching placement in English in a Secondary School
  • Dynamic, effective and efficient
  • A good (or potentially good) classroom teacher
  • Passionate about teaching and learning
  • Effective communicator
  • Hard working and ambitious
  • A recognised teaching qualification in English as part of initial or subsequent training
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills in English
  • Curriculum requirements in English at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
  • Progression from the Key Stage 2 programmes of study
  • Applications of ICT within the English curriculum and personal expertise in the use of ICT
  • Sufficient health, stamina and energy to cope with a demanding post

Candidates should be able to:

  • Set standards and provide support for students
  • Deal sensitively with students and resolve conflicts
  • Work as part of a team
  • Complete tasks as they are delegated
  • Seek advice and support when necessary

  • Think creatively and imaginatively to solve problems and identify opportunities

What the school offers its staff

New College Leicester is making a substantial difference in the lives of our students. This has been, and will continue to be achieved by developing a strong sense of purpose and working very hard with our Primary partners and the local community. We are also dedicated to the concept of adding value and the development of active citizens, both of which underpin our aims and values.

New College Leicester’s philosophy is firmly based on providing a rounded education for all our students. Our core purpose is to break the cycle of disadvantage for our students. Extra-curricular provision, especially in Sport and the Expressive Arts is as important as academic achievement. We are determined to continue to improve our results but want our students to fully appreciate the Arts and culture as well as Sport and to develop the skills and attributes that they will need to make successful life choices throughout their lives. The ‘Sportsmark’ and ‘Artsmark Gold Award’ are testament to our commitment to sport and the arts.

The college is wholly committed to Pastoral Care & Guidance, which is its “beating heart”. All members of staff are expected to play a full and active guidance role. The college is divided into year groups, led by a Head of Year. The pastoral system is supported by an Education Welfare Officer.

The well-being of any child is the most important factor in college life. We actively engage in providing all the support necessary to make sure that our young people have a safe and friendly college environment in which they can achieve their potential. In 2022, we retained our Flagship School status for the Inclusion Quality Mark; our Gold Career Mark; and were re-awarded the SEND Inclusion Award.

Commitment to safeguarding

New College Leicester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk

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About New College Leicester

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
977 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

At New College we.......try hard, work together, we dream big, strive, overcome, achieve, we try new things, enjoy, we create, aspire, we help each other, take risks, believe, we are ready to learn. At New College we......will be the best that we can be. New College Leicester is a thriving, vibrant, learning community where our aim is to bring the best out of everyone by ensuring Outstanding Progress for All. It is a college with the ambition and plans to be even better. We are a college of almost 900 students, aged 11-18 years, situated on the west of Leicester city. Transport links to the college are good with both the M69 and M1 within 10 minutes’ drive. New College Leicester is a genuinely comprehensive school, although the intake profile is changing – the prior attainment of students coming into the college is rising. However, by any indicator, New College Leicester is a college in challenging circumstances (DfE definition). Examination and test results, attendance figures, and levels of social deprivation and special educational need confirm this. Over 60% of our students are eligible for free school meals. A large percentage of our children are from wards which constitute the 10% most deprived wards in the country. However, there is a belief amongst our parents and the community that New College Leicester is a continuously improving college. We continue to close the gap on all national achievement outcomes. This has been, and will continue to be, achieved by developing a strong sense of purpose and working very hard with our Primary partners and the local community. We are also dedicated to the concept of adding value and the development of active citizens, both of which underpin our aims and values. Our values are described as the 4 R’s – Respect; Responsibility; Resilience and Resourcefulness – each one of these permeates our work daily. Our fundamental belief is that every student at the College has ability: it is our mission and duty to nurture, develop and bring these talents to fruition. There is a genuine ‘buzz’ around the college and we have a growing reputation locally. Students at New College Leicester deserve the very best teachers that the profession can offer. If you join us, your sense of achievement and well-being will not be equalled. It is what most of us came into teaching for - to make a difference. If you have any doubts about applying to the college then I recommend that you come and see for yourself before you make any snap judgement – we guarantee that you will be amazed – everyone who visits is!

Arranging a visit to New College Leicester

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk.

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