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Teacher of English Date Posted: 22 January 2020
West Street, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1NA
£ £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)
Will consider full-time, part-time, job share.
Closing date: 4th February 2020
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Job description

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring Teacher of English who is passionate about their subject and able to make a positive contribution to the learning experiences of our students. Applications from experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers are encouraged and a comprehensive NQT support package would be available if appropriate.

You will be joining a highly successful and forward-thinking department in a growing school, teaching across the age and attainment range at both Key Stage 3 and 4 in an environment where students are well behaved and keen to do well.

At RMS, we are looking for a teacher who:

● Has excellent subject knowledge and strong teaching skills
● Is able to build positive relationships with all learners and is committed to raising attainment of all students
● Will work collaboratively within the English team to contribute to the success of the department
● Is willing to commit to extracurricular activities that add value to the school and local community
● Is able to respond positively and creatively to the changing expectations of the subject

We pride ourselves on our ethos and culture, which promotes positive relationships and behaviour. In our most recent Ofsted report (May 2017), inspectors observed that ‘there is a positive ethos throughout the school, which is enhanced by strong relationships between staff and pupils. Pupils conduct themselves well, and are respectful and courteous to one another. Behaviour continues to be typically exemplary’.

English is a leading department within the school and we are proud of our outstanding record of success. This summer, 84% of our students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English and 81% achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths. We have high expectations of all our students and are committed to the personal and professional development of our staff.

Robert May’s School, which dates from 1694, is a high attaining and oversubscribed 11-16 Academy school with a distinctive ethos based on the charitable principles of our founder. We are situated in a semi-rural setting in Hampshire, with good rail and road access.

Essential educational requirements

Graduate with a good English or related subject degree

Essential qualifications

QTS (or equivalent)

Essential skills and experience

Recent evidence of good or outstanding teaching
Experience of preparing students in Key Stage 4 for GCSE English examinations

Employee benefits

In return, we can offer:

● Excellent support and a wide range of opportunities for continued professional development
● A dedicated and hardworking team who place students at the heart of everything
● Great students who are proud to be part of the school
● A well-resourced curriculum area, supported by two TLR holders and a full time librarian
● A broad and exciting curriculum with a focus on collaborative planning that fosters creativity whilst striving to ensure rigour and consistency

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