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Teacher of English

Teacher of English

Maternity cover; Full time; Term time only

Commencing: September or November 2024

Closing Date: 23 May 2024 at 12 noon

An opportunity has arisen for a talented and passionate teacher to join the English Department.

The School is looking for a dynamic and committed teacher to 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 a Shakespeare play as well as a bespoke short story unit.

Middle School (Year 10 and 11) pupils study a range of modern poetry, drama, and prose as part of their Edexcel IGCSE syllabus, whilst the Sixth Form pupils explore a range of texts as part of either the OCR A level course, or the International Baccalaureate, for which there is significant uptake.

The department runs an extension group for pupils aspiring to study English at Oxbridge and other top universities, whilst ‘The Poetry Quarter’, the department’s poetry club, meets weekly. Pupils are also encouraged to enter an array of national and international writing competitions, including the Tower Poetry Competition and the Orwell Youth Prize.

Please see the attached candidate brief for more information.

About Haileybury

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 pension, 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 teacherrecruitment@haileybury.com by 23 May 2024 at 12 noon.

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.

Please see full details of our Privacy Notice for Staff and Recruitment Policy.

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.

Candidate Brief

Application Form