Teacher of English
Permanent, Full-Time, Term-Time
Closing Date: 21 February 2023, midday.
Start Date: September 2023
An opportunity has arisen to join an outstanding 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 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 English Department is accommodated on the ground floor of the Form Rooms, newly-refurbished in 2021. The classrooms are equipped with Apple TVs, front and back whiteboards, and lie at the heart of the school site.
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.
We strive to ensure that our staff body reflects the diversity of our pupil body. We therefore encourage candidates from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
The nature of a 24 hour a day, 7 days per week boarding school requires staff to work flexibly and as the School is used by pupils at weekends, which are also the time most parents visit the School, there will be a requirement for the post-holder to work early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Please see the attached candidate brief for more information.
To apply for the above position, please complete the enclosed Application Form, with reference to the candidate brief and stating your salary expectations, and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 January 2023.
Applicants should be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the attached application form has been filled in completely. Please be aware that your application form should include your full employment history and any previous employer may be approached by the School. Incomplete application forms may be returned. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We aim to ensure that our staff body reflects the diversity of our pupil body and therefore encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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 screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Any employment offer will be subject to the successful completion of these background screening checks.