Teacher of English

Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford, Bedfordshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects English Language, English Literature
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406

Job description


JOB TITLE: Teacher of English

BASED AT: Samuel Whitbread Academy


RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of English

Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) comprises eight flourishing academies and two nurseries delivering first choice education, from Early Years to Advanced Level study. Our vision is ‘to grow the BEST in everyone.’ We believe in the importance of high expectations, hard work and the development of a community of schools where each of us strive to ‘be the best that we can be.’ Our schools work together to add value and compete to continually improve.

Samuel Whitbread Academy is looking to appoint an inspirational, talented and committed Teacher of English to join our team in September 2020.

You will have the ambition to develop an ethos of high quality teaching, a rich and engaging curriculum and high levels of respect and care. At Samuel Whitbread Academy we are genuinely committed to ensuring that each student fulfills his or her potential. We place great emphasis on engagement, resilient and independent learning

The English Department plays a pivotal role in the success of Samuel Whitbread Academy and results are consistently good at both GCSE and A Level. If you are passionate about English and enjoy teaching across a full age and ability range, then this is the position for you.

To meet the team or to arrange a school tour, please do not hesitate to contact Samuel Whitbread Academy via the information listed below.

Applicants must be willing to undertake a DBS clearance and the Academy must receive two satisfactory references before the successful candidate can commence employment.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 23rd February 2020

INTERVIEW DATE: w/c Monday 2nd March 2020

Information about Samuel Whitbread Academy can be found on the school website https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/

Applications may be made online via the MyNewTerm website, If you would prefer a Word Application Form, one may be obtained by directly emailing Samuel Whitbread Academy via the contact details provided below.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references.

Strictly no agencies.

Essential educational requirements

 Relevant Degree

Essential qualifications

 Teaching Qualification
 Evidence of Continual Professional Development

Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching at KS3, KS4 and/or KS5
 Understanding and application of strategies to raise standards across the ability range through effective teaching and learning
 Sensitivity to the learning needs of all pupils
 Demonstrate understanding of using comparative data, together with information about pupil’s prior attainment to establish benchmarks and set targets for improvement
 Identify usage of current good practice in assessment techniques and the monitoring of pupil progress across all key stages
 Ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate pupils and staff
 Excellent classroom management to encourage positive behaviour
 Demonstrate creative problem solving and good communication skills
 The ability to think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities;
 Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1669 pupils enrolled
Age range 13 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Samuel Whitbread Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email erees-rinaldi@bestacademies.org.uk

About Samuel Whitbread Academy

Samuel Whitbread Academy We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best. In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding! Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the Local Authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers. Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each Year Group. The Academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year. Extra-curricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances. We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see Samuel Whitbread Academy in action and we can answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Nick Martin, Principal. Shefford, Bedfordshire

School location

Shefford Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS