About the role

We are looking for an inspiring Teacher of English.  The successful candidate must be able to teach
English across the three secondary school key stages, including A Level English. The successful
applicant will be a strong classroom teacher with a successful track record of adding value to their
own classes and their department, or an NQT.

Join a School which goes the extra mile – not only for its students – but also to look after its staff. Wycombe High is a school which rewards talent and hard work. It is an ambitious and compassionate community with highly professional staff who eagerly contribute to school life. Our students are passionate about learning, motivated to succeed, and demonstrate exemplary behaviour. The number of students studying A Level English at Wycombe High School is high.

Key Information

  • Application Deadline: 8am, Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Interviews: Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Starting Date: September 2020
  • Full or Part Time: Full time
  • Pay Range: Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale

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Teacher of English

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How to Apply

To apply for this post, please complete the application form and a letter supporting your application. In your letter you should:

1. State your reasons for applying for this post

2. Outline the experiences that you believe have prepared you for this post 

3. Describe the skills and strengths that you will bring to the school, paying particular attention to the Person Specification within the job booklet

About the Person

We are looking for the right person to fill this vacancy; you are looking for the right school to work in. The characteristics that we are looking for include:

  • ◊ Good honours degree in a relevant subject
    ◊ Qualified Teacher Status
    ◊ Very strong practitioner or, in the case of an NQT, very much on the way to this
    ◊ Excellent subject knowledge
    ◊ Familiar with current subject developments
    ◊ Keen to be involved in curriculum development
    ◊ Committed to the ethos of Wycombe High School
    ◊ Ambitious for self, department and students
    ◊ An ability to enthuse students and colleagues
    ◊ Able to work in a fast-paced and ambitious environment
    ◊ Confident user of IT to enhance teaching and learning
    ◊ Recent relevant professional development
    ◊ Evidence of good relationships with young people and adults
    ◊ Excellent communication skills
    ◊ Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
    ◊ A shared approach to problem-solving and achieving goals
    ◊ Ability to analyse data effectively
    ◊ Strong organisational, personal time-management and planning skills