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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    7 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Up to 1.0 FTE by negotiation - Temporary – ASAP or January 2023 until 31st August 2023

Contract type

Fixed term - From January 2023 to August 2023

Pay scale

Commensurate with skills and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • believe in our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence and follow our school ethos embedded in our motto of ‘Nil Sine Labore’ - Nothing Without Work
  • be a reflective practitioner wanting to develop and hone your craft to the highest level
  • be an inspirational teacher who builds excellent relationships and motivates students
  • 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

The English department consists of a hard-working and dedicated group of teachers who have a passion for teaching the subject. We currently have nine English Specialists working under the direction of the Subject Leader, we moved into the new Powell building which houses the classrooms and the good sized office space. The department is well equipped with resources: all of the classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, with access to the Internet. This new space helps us to operate as a very close-knit group, sharing ideas and supporting each other as we constantly aim to evaluate our performance and our practice. 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).

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.

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About Heckmondwike Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1553 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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