September 2024 a well-qualified, committed and experienced teacher of English
is required to join our thriving department.
This position is a full time, permanent position.
successful candidate will join a supportive team of ten English teachers and a
dedicated school librarian. A dynamic, innovative and inspirational approach to
teaching and learning is essential, as is an ability to work effectively in a
team which values academic rigour, growth and altruism. Whilst there are
currently postholders in the faculty with responsibilities for key stage four, film
studies, and whole-school literacy, we encourage each other to lead from within
the team; consequently, there will be professional development opportunities
for the successful candidate. TLR responsibilities may be available for suitably
experienced candidates which can be explored at interview. A familiarity with
the AQA specifications for GCSE English Language and English Literature would
be an advantage but is not essential.
commitment to setting high expectations for students is reflected in a curriculum
which places ambition at its heart. At key stage three, longer schemes of work
provide opportunities for in-depth study and mastery of key skills, whilst our
selection of texts – including ‘Antigone’, ‘The Odyssey’, ‘Much Ado About
Nothing’, ‘Oliver Twist’, and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ – ensures that students
are well prepared for GCSE. Throughout key stages three and four, we are
dedicated to building students’ confidence and self-esteem by providing the
rigour and support necessary for them to experience success with challenging
texts and content.
School is a rapidly improving 11-16 school situated in a superb setting in the
heart of Cheltenham. Results are rising
year on year, and we are particularly proud that visitors to our school always
comment on the excellent behaviour and attitude to learning exhibited by our
pupils. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team. If you are committed and hard-working and
want to join us at a very exciting time in our development, please contact:
Bawdon on 01242 524787 or download an information pack from the school’s
website: www.pittville.gloucs.sch.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
date for applications is Monday, 19th February 2024
To be confirmed
position is due to commence: September 2024
from ECTs would be considered
School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this
commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection
screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers, social
media checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service. All offers of appointment
are subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance. It is an offence
to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity
The successful candidate will also be joining Pittville School at an exciting time during which there is a school-wide drive to improve students’ reading. In addition to a wide range of targeted, supportive interventions, we use schemes such as tutor-time reading and Accelerated Reader to foster a love of books. A further innovation is our ‘faster read’ units, during which whole texts – for example Catherine Johnson’s ‘Freedom’ and Phillip Pullman’s ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ – are read to students at pace over a three-week period, alongside strategies to improve their comprehension skills and tier 2 vocabulary. Although schemes such as these are part of our long-term commitment to develop students’ proficiency and confidence, their impact is already being seen, not least in significantly improved GCSE outcomes in the summer of 2023.
Pittville School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers, social media checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service. All offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.
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