This job expired on 26 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
The salary will be dependent on experience but will follow either the Main scale or Upper pay range

Job summary

We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic qualified teacher, with a passion for reading, to join our successful English Department here at John Ferneley College. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a highly supportive and extremely successful English team.

We are looking for a passionate, well-qualified and conscientious English teacher, with a commitment to continuing professional development, to join our outstanding English Department. The post is suitable for either a newly qualified teacher or a more experienced teacher. You would be required to teach English up to and including GCSE and achieving high quality learning across all year groups.

There will also be the opportunity of a TLR for a candidate with the relevant experience or for an aspiring whole-school Reading Leader to develop into the role.

If you have passion and talent for English and want to work hard to ignite this in our young people, then you will fit right into our friendly team. As English is a Trust priority, our teachers also work alongside leaders across the group and with colleagues in other phases and settings.

How does our curriculum work?
• as a vehicle to improving social mobility for the town of Melton Mowbray
• regardless of starting points, all students access an aspirational and knowledge-rich curriculum
• all students study Humanities to GCSE and the vast majority will study a language over their 5 secondary years
• in addition to core curriculum, students are offered a wide range of option subjects
• we have a clear focus on transition between primary and secondary (as part of our Trust)
• we are highly committed to offering all students the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities, through sport, performance and outdoor and adventurous activities

Working with us will give you:
• an opportunity to work in an exciting, dynamic team with a ‘can do’ attitude to securing life chances for children
• an environment with moral purpose at its heart
• an invitation to work with primary feeder schools
• a climate that takes seriously the wellbeing of its very much valued teaching team
• a comprehensive wellbeing package of benefits
• a sensible approach to teacher workload
• an opportunity to indulge in your subject specialisms and passion for teaching
• opportunities to develop your career within our growing Trust
• opportunities to extend your experience across a range of academic settings
• 1:1 support in strategic career planning
• a culture that takes work life balance extremely seriously – including sensible approaches to marking and feedback
• a personalised CPD programme to help you achieve all you’re capable of
• high expectations for all students
• high aspirations for all stakeholders

For more information about our Trust and schools and to apply for this role, please visit our website at: and

We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of students. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and fluency in the English language.

Additional allowances

There will also be the opportunity of a TLR for a candidate with the relevant experience or for an aspiring whole-school Reading Leader to develop into the role.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1189 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01664 565 901

About John Ferneley College

John Ferneley College is a 11-16 secondary academy and part of the Mowbray Education Trust.

Located in the beautiful rural market town of Melton Mowbray, we serve around 1150 students from within Melton Mowbray and beyond.

Arranging a visit to John Ferneley College

If you are keen to find out more, then please contact Mrs N Teece (Head of School) on: to arrange for an informal chat or visit to the college.

School location

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1LH

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