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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (Actual) MPS/UPS

Teacher of English job summary

Oakbank is a school of potential that drives for the betterment for all. The school is committed to a journey of transformation, where staff, students and parents are committed to improving the quality and experience of education for its community. We believe that every child deserves to not only access the full curriculum, but should thrive in their curriculums, developing academically, personally and holistically as a result of passionate and adaptive teaching, resulting in committed learning that secures successful outcomes. Our current phase of school improvement features our entire team, working together at pace to offer greater stability, more innovation and creativity. The aim is for greater consistency for all students, enabling them to manage their learning and themselves more effectively.

Our collective determination to make Oakbank a happier and higher performing school affirms our commitment to our values: integrity, collaboration and excellence. We believe in excellence for our students to give them the opportunities to have choices in their lives, empowering them to choose the future that they desire off the back of hard work. We believe in working together to ensure that our community supports one another and challenges one another to be the ‘best yet’ versions of ourselves, not because we have to improve but because if we do, the potential is endless. And we believe in the fidelity of our vision for students and staff, and strive to retain our moral compass when making decisions, to ensure an open, inclusive and happy community at Oakbank.

Job Purpose

  • Teaching English to inspire students and raise their aspirations and achievements.
  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work.
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils.
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
  • Promote excellent progress and outcomes by pupils.
  • Demonstrate excellent subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Demonstrate quality of teaching is ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external tests.
  • Develop a vision of how, through drama, we can raise the aspirations and achievement of students both within the school and the wider community.

Organisation, Strategy and Development

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.
  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach.

Health, Safety and Discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

Professional Development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures.
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching.
  • Take part in the appraisal and professional development of others, where appropriate.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers.
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school.
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.

Personal and Professional Conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school.
  • Maintain proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality.
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out professional duties and responsibilities.

Additional Areas of Responsibility for the Upper Pay Scale (UPS)

  • Contribute significantly to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s vision and values.
  • Provide a critical role in the life of the school.
  • Be a role model for teaching and learning.
  • Make a distinctive contribution to the raising of pupil standards.
  • Take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use the outcomes effectively to improve pupils’ learning.
  • Provide pastoral care as required and being aware of mental health and wellbeing needs.
  • Provide advice, coaching and mentoring to other teachers in order to help them develop and meet the relevant standards.


  • Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies.
  • Work with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to promote the best interests of pupils, including sharing concerns where necessary.
  • Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school.

This job description will be supported by the school improvement plan which will identify key distinct tasks and responsibilities for this role in the school year. These will be derived from ongoing school self-evaluation and other local/national priorities. The postholder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the school’s policies and procedures including child protection and safeguarding procedures.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

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About Oakbank

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
553 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Oakbank school is a place where every student thrives and in which our values of integrity, collaboration and excellence shine through all that we do. Our students are at the heart of the school, and we are immensely proud of their achievements and of the great opportunities our school has to offer them. We are an ambitious and successful community, where all students are supported, valued, and provided with everything they need to thrive.

We are a truly caring and supportive school community in which every student is accepted and loved and where all students are encouraged to celebrate what makes them unique. We aim to provide the very best environment for success and our consistently high expectations drive Oakbank students to achieve personal excellence in all they do. We are incredibly proud of our wonderful school community.

We have made great strides in recent times to become a highly successful school and we will not rest in our ambition of being the best that we possibly can be.

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