This job expired on 4 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    4 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    24 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary


Number on roll 1095 (11-18)


Do you want to join a vibrant, forward-thinking school that places significant value on professional learning and career development? Southfield is an exceptional girls’ school and mixed Sixth Form, accredited with World Class status in 2021. With very strong outcomes that have been sustained over recent years, this is an exciting time to be part of an ongoing journey of expansion and development. Our new Sixth Form building has recently opened with state of the art facilities. This includes a lecture theatre, bespoke coffee shop and a dedicated Professional Learning space for our staff.

We are committed to providing a world class education for every student through a well-designed and balanced curriculum. Our established culture provides a calm, safe and stimulating learning environment. While our recent short Ofsted Inspection confirmed that the school remains Good. It also identified that the school may have been classed as Outstanding if a full inspection had taken place.

The school has a key focus on staff well-being with numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site for all teachers, active sessions in school alongside a range of workload reforms. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff is involved in a variety of professional learning programmes that take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of the Chartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

Ethical leadership is at the core of all decision making at Southfield. As such, staff are valued, treated with respect and afforded a diverse range of opportunities that come with professional trust.

We have also implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school and wherever possible, we will promote from within our school. We believe that Southfield provides something unique and the perfect environment in which both staff and students have opportunities to flourish and grow in a world of possibilities.

English is a key part of the curriculum and it aspires to develop an excitement about the written word whilst equipping students with the skills required to succeed in the wider world. The course focuses on developing key skills across Key Stage Three and engages with a diverse range of texts and text types from a variety of time periods and perspectives. A structured Literacy programme runs parallel to these lessons to ensure that all students are equipped with high level Literacy skills that they can use across the school and beyond. At Key Stage Four, English Language and English Literature are taught as a blended experience to ensure students grasp the connected nature of the knowledge and skills that they develop: this has led to consistent outcomes above the national average. Both English Language and English Literature are offered at A Level with many students choosing this option to facilitate their future paths. English curriculum details can be found here on our website.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated teacher to complement our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong subject knowledge and a desire to build strong relationships within the team and across the school.
There may be opportunities to teach across different areas of the curriculum with the possibility of further responsibilities in the future. The post will start in January 2022.
We may interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date.
Please find a wealth of further information on our exceptional school at

Closing date for applications is Monday 4 October 2021 at 9.00 am.

In addition to your completed application form please apply with a covering letter of not more than one side of A4.

Southfield School
Lewis Road
NN15 6HE

t: 01536 513063

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance. The school is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1097 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Southfield School for Girls

Southfield School for Girls is a high performing girls school that admits boys to the sixth form.
Consistently in the top 5% in the country for Progress 8 scores we offer a rounded education where the 'whole' student is a top priority and academic excellence is matched by high quality pastoral care and excellent opportunities for every student to be outstanding both in and out of school.
A licensed DofE provider - we live what we teach.

School location

Lewis Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HE

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