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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 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

Fixed term - 1st September 2023 to 31st December 2023

Pay scale

Commensurate with skills and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Suitably qualified – degree in relevant discipline plus teaching qualification
  • Up-to-date knowledge of curriculum related issues 11-19
  • Skilled classroom practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate students in KS3 to KS5.
  • ICT skills and an understanding of the potential for use of ICT for teaching and learning, including IWB/Powerpoint/VLE/iPad

  • Ability to contribute to the wider school life
  • Able and confident to contribute to development of schemes of work and teaching and learning materials

  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Suitability to work with children

What the school offers its staff

  • eager and committed students who are keen to learn and progress
  • a creative and supportive team, who are driven to support and challenge our students
  • well-equipped specialist classrooms
  • a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority
  • a comprehensive CPD programme and opportunities to develop as a teacher and as a leader
  • a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded professionals

Further details about the role

Temporary Teacher of English – 0.6FTE

Are you an innovative, enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of English?

We are looking for someone who is eager to join our enthusiastic team as we aim to build on our foundations and strive for further success.

English classes are taught in mixed ability groups at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. We currently have eight GCSE groups of about 24-25 students. We enter all students for both AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature. At A-level, we offer English Literature and English Language (AQA specifications in both).

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive book stock, as we celebrate Literature and use it as a springboard to access all the diverse areas of the English curriculum. In addition, we always aim to provide our students with enrichment activities such as opportunities for Public Speaking and creative writing competitions, as well as supporting the House system in drama, debating and the Spelling Bee. Our constant aim is to underline the importance of English, and develop its significance within the school.

We take great pride in providing our students with a first class education and instilling them with a love of learning.

We would like to appoint an outstanding Temporary Teacher of English. The department is always looking at ways of developing its curriculum and widening the experience for students so expert subject knowledge and a passion to lead extra-curricular activities in English are highly desirable.

Consideration will be given to both experienced teachers and ECTs who wish to develop their teaching expertise in an outstanding school.

For the English department at Heckmondwike, commitment, attitude, ideas, potential and enthusiasm are important qualities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement: Heckmondwike Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Full details regarding our Safeguarding Procedures can be found on our website in the Safeguarding section, alternatively, please contact Recruitment to obtain a copy.
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About Heckmondwike Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1520 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a unique school, with students who are eager to learn, keen to know more and want to enjoy their educational experiences. It is exceptional in many ways: a very diverse school community that produces results of the highest quality. We work effectively with our young people, really care about them and their futures and have an ultimate success measure of enabling them to proceed to where they want to go. Excellent relationships between staff and students are the norm, expectations are high and students perform very well as a consequence.

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