Teacher of English

The Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh, Essex


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,372 to £40,490

Job summary

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join a highly successful and supportive department while a member of the team takes maternity leave.

The successful applicant will have highly developed skills and be able to inspire students across the age and ability range.

Essential educational requirements

Hold a degree relevant to the subject

Essential qualifications

Hold Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the profession.
Hold qualified teacher status.
Uphold all of the Teachers’ Standards.
Demonstrate a passion for specialist subject area; have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge relating to it.
Have enthusiasm for learning and education and show the ability to inspire this in others.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning and development.
Show resilience and a willingness to adapt and respond to feedback.
Be open, flexible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of other people.
Actively involve parents/carers and the community as fully as possible in the life of the school.

Employee benefits

The Sweyne Park School:
• is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and has achieved the Gold Award
• is an oversubscribed school
• is highly committed to staff development
• was one of the first schools in the county to gain ‘Thinking School’ status character award
• is equipped with superb facilities and resources
• has a highly talented team of well-qualified, loyal and committed staff.

The school is committed to continual curriculum improvement and the professional development of its staff. Sweyne Park will provide opportunities and new challenges for those who wish to progress their career. If you are an outstanding practitioner who is passionate about learning, we would look forward to receiving your application.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1463 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Sweyne Park School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email admin@sweynepark.com

About The Sweyne Park School

Welcome to The Sweyne Park School, we are a larger than average mixed, 11-18 comprehensive school. The School became an academy on 1st April 2013 and opened its Sixth Form in September 2014.

Our school is a safe and happy environment and central to our school is a belief in respect - respect for yourself, respect for others and respect for the environment. We believe that our focus on respect leads to high expectations and excellent discipline, and this in turn leads to the highest possible achievement for each individual pupil. In December 2018 we were the first Secondary School in the East of England to achieve the prestigious Rights Respecting Gold Award.

At Sweyne Park we are determined to provide first class teaching and learning for all our pupils. This aim is supported by our commitment to recruiting and retaining the very best staff, and our nationally recognised programme of staff training. We do our utmost to ensure our pupils achieve strong examination results and progress on to high quality destinations. We provide a broad and balanced academic curriculum with a wide range of cultural, artistic, sporting and social opportunities.
We are committed to very strong partnerships between home, school and community members. We believe that the whole community can contribute to motivating and supporting pupils’ progress.
In October 2017, the Sweyne Park School and Glebe Primary formed a Multi-Academy Trust, the Rayleigh Schools Trust (“The RST”).

School location

Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ