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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    15 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS + Inner London Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an imaginative and enthusiastic teacher of English to join our highly successful, innovative and lively English Faculty. Currently the faculty offers GCSE English and English Literature at Key Stage 4 and Advanced Level English Literature and EPQ at Key Stage 5.

The English Faculty is a talented, creative and friendly team of teachers who are passionate about their subject and ambitious for their students; teachers enjoy teaching and learners enjoy learning. This is best reflected in our Key Stage 3 imaginative and challenging curriculum, the positive results achieved at KS4 and the popularity of studying English at KS5.

For further details and an application form, please contact Katie Darnell-Smith, the Headteachers’ PA. Informal discussions with the Head of English Faculty for September 2023, Katy Kovacs-Gaspar, or visits to the school prior to the application are welcome.

What the school offers its staff

The Norwood School is a forward thinking Performing and Visual Arts School, optimistic and ambitious for all. The outstanding achievement of pupils is testament to this. Norwood consistently outperforms other schools in terms of pupils’ progress whatever the pupil’s starting point. We achieve this by our commitment to a personalised approach and focus on the individual.

The Norwood School is a fantastic place to work and learn. We are committed to developing teachers who are passionate about their subject and determined to convey this enthusiasm to their students. As a school we recognise the importance of teacher PPA time, giving 20% timetable allocation to this and a commitment to rarely, if ever, covering for colleagues. Opportunities for internal promotion are maximised and encouraged. We want all of our employees to feel included, bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Norwood School is committed to working towards achieving the Anti Racist School Award. We want to continue to improve race equality within our school while promoting well being for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority staff, students, parents, carers and those in our community. We are committed to the long term work that is required for institutional change. Join our family and help us inspire every child to choose a remarkable life.

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About The Norwood School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Located in West Norwood, South London, The Norwood School is a Local Authority, mixed secondary school with a Performing and Visual Arts specialism. There are 1100 students on roll including a sixth form of 200 students. The school is proud of it's diverse intake with a wide variety of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds represented among its student population. We are a school of choice on the local area and beyond. The motto of The Norwood School is “Creating Success Together”, and the school has a real community feel, actively promoting the diversity of our staff and student body. We regularly celebrate individual and collective achievement, recognising the importance of a tolerant and inclusive environment in which to learn and work. Our curriculum is designed by our school for our students and allows them to understand their place in the world around them. We expect our staff to challenge, excite and inspire students through their teaching.

Arranging a visit to The Norwood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email darnell-smith.k@thenorwoodschool.org.

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