11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Teacher working hours

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UPS 3 depending on experience

Additional allowances

Sen allowance plus TLR (depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Shaftesbury High School follows a Secondary timetable model; we are looking to recruit a teacher of English to work from Year 7 to Sixth Form. We are recruiting a teacher of English who will:

  • provide learning that will make a lasting change to our students.

  • Actively engage with students as learners and promote their engagement in learning.

  • Promote a lifelong love of reading.

  • Prepare students to gain recognised qualifications e.g. AQA Certificates and Functional Skills examinations.

  • Actively value planning and leading enrichment trips locally and further afield.

Our English curriculum is ambitious and engaging, with students performing well in examinations. Our English curriculum has a real purpose in preparing our students for employability and life.Our curriculum offers students to build their functional skills. We want our students to be able to access future opportunities and participate fully in the school community and the wider community out of school.

At Shaftesbury we recognise that academic success for our students is a combination of high quality teaching, a well-designed curriculum, and meeting the student’s pastoral needs.

What the school offers its staff

Becoming part of the Shaftesbury team is a fantastic opportunity for a teacher of English who wants to work in a culture that has high expectations for students with SEND.

Understanding the importance of work/ life balance and wellbeing is at the heart of our leadership and our learning.

We view professional development as an important part of ensuring our students have the best possible academic and personal experiences whilst at Shaftesbury.

Further details about the role

Previous experience within a special needs setting is desirable but not essential. Visits during the school day are actively encouraged. For informal discussions/visits please contact the school via email mkelly@shaftesburyhighschool.org or call 0208 428 2482 . The candidates must have Qualified Teacher Status.

Commitment to safeguarding

Shaftesbury High School is committed to safeguarding, inclusive practice and equal opportunities for all.
All jobs offers will be subject to a social media check ,successful enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to mkelly@shaftesburyhighschool.org

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About Shaftesbury High School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
172 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0208 428 2482

Special Needs High School

Arranging a visit to Shaftesbury High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mkelly@shaftesburyhighschool.org.

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