Teacher of English
Closing Date: 29 June 2023 at 12:00pm
Haileybury is seeking to appoint a dynamic and committed Teacher of English. The successful candidate will teach from Lower School 1 through to the Upper Sixth. The Lower School pupils (Years 7 and 8) follow a course that introduces them to a wide sweep of English literary history, from Beowulf to Paradise Lost. In Removes (Year 9) the pupils encounter Shakespeare as well as a bespoke short story unit. Middle School pupils study a range of modern poetry, drama, and prose as part of their Edexcel IGCSE syllabus, whilst the Sixth Form pupils explore a diverse set of texts as part of either the OCR A level course, or the International Baccalaureate.
The department runs an extension group for pupils aspiring to study English at Oxbridge and other top universities. Other opportunities include ‘The Poetry Quarter’, the department’s poetry club which meets weekly, and the twice-yearly Poetry by Heart competition. Students are encouraged to enter an array of national and international writing competitions, including the Tower Poetry Competition, and the BBC 500 words.
Please see the attached candidate brief for more information.
Haileybury is an independent co-educational boarding and day school of around 900 pupils aged 11 to 18.
Haileybury has an outstanding national and international reputation, and was recently judged by the ISI to be excellent in all areas. We are academically selective, and as such teachers are expected to support pupils to be intellectually curious, reflective and collaborative. Innovation in teaching and learning is at the heart of school development, and candidates should have a commitment to exploring a variety of teaching methods to motivate and inspire pupils.
Colleagues contribute fully to the co-curricular and pastoral life of the School. The School has exceptional facilities supporting an extensive co-curricular offering and excellent pastoral care.
Haileybury is situated on a beautiful 500-acre estate in Hertfordshire. Full time members of the teaching staff are usually provided with school accommodation, situated either on or near the school site.
The School offers exciting career development opportunities, supported by a comprehensive professional development programme.
Other benefits include membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, private healthcare, and substantial fee remission. Teachers have access to the School’s facilities including gyms, a swimming pool, tennis club, and our health and wellbeing centres.
How to apply
To apply for the above position, please complete the attached application form in full, with reference to the enclosed candidate brief and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 June 2023.
Please be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the application form has been filled in completely, including details of your full employment history.
The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date; candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The School has a diverse pupil body and is committed to its strategy of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds to enrich our collective knowledge and experience. Appointments will be made on merit.
Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection vetting, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.