Teacher of English - full or part time (MPS/UPS)
We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join us from September 2023, or before if possible. The department comprises of friendly, supportive and passionate professionals who are deeply committed to teaching their subject. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher to come and teach highly intelligent and dedicated students who have a genuine thirst for knowledge. You will be able to teach English to the highest possible level in secondary education, inspiring young people to appreciate high-quality and challenging literary texts. This exciting role offers opportunities for either an experienced practitioner or an early career teacher. A full induction and CPD support programme will be made available to the successful candidate.
Our English department is relentless in the pursuit of academic excellence and rigour. Our rich, robust and well-sequenced curriculum actively encourages students to develop a life-long interest of our language and literature. From Year 7 onwards, we actively seek to broaden and enrich our students’ cultural perspectives by teaching high-quality and challenging literature. We also understand the importance of offering students a true breadth of literature from a diverse range of different writers, backgrounds and contexts. We understand that our literature and language is culturally rich and diverse, and we feel it is imperative that our programme of study reflects this.
Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and as this post is considered to be ‘regulated activity’, a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service including the children’s barred list.
Successful applicants must be familiar with, and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection and promote the welfare of students.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules, see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
A detailed job description and person specification is available to download below.
The start date for this position is 1 September 2023 or before if possible.
To be considered for this post, please complete a formal application document and forward this via email to HR@kings.lincs.sch.uk. Application forms can be downloaded below along with information for candidates or, alternatively, can be obtained directly from the School. Please indicate your preference for a full or part time role when submitting your application.
The King’s School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6RP. Tel: 01476 563180
Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 18 April 2023
Whilst a closing date for applications has been set, we reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior. This being the case we would encourage early applications for the post.
Please note that feedback will only be provided to candidates whose applications progress to the interview stage.
The King’s School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be expected to follow school safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of students.