Teacher of English
MPS (Outer London)
“A Good School with Outstanding Behaviour and Safety and Outstanding Leadership and Management.” Ofsted December 2013
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified teacher of English who has a real enthusiasm for the subject and who is capable of teaching across all Key Stages. The post would equally suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher who has obtained a good degree in English or a related discipline. The ability or willingness to teach A-Level English Literature is desirable but not essential. For NQTs, three weeks' work in July is offered as an induction to the school.
The English Department at Vyners is very strong with GCSE results consistently well above the national average; in 2017 87% of students achieved a 9-4 grade. All of our students also study English Literature at GCSE and a high proportion gain a 9-4 grade (88% in 2017). An increasing number of students go on to study English Literature at A Level with 58% achieving A*-B in 2017.
Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed six form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages. A school record of 84% of students achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Maths at GCSE in 2017 and we were ranked in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress measures and attainment in 2016. At A-Level 30% of all grades were A*-A and 55% A*-B. The school converted to academy status on 1st November 2011 and is the lead school in the Vyners Learning Trust which also includes a primary school.
We are well known for high academic standards, good behaviour, and our strong community spirit including a strong house system with students leading their peers. “Behaviour and attitudes are exceptional” (Ofsted 2013). Many students are involved in extracurricular sport, music and drama, performing at a high level including prestigious public events and performing in our own school productions.
- A friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work
- A comprehensive programme of mentoring and continued professional development
- A lively, friendly and supportive team of specialist English teachers achieving excellent results
- A full induction programme to help you get to know the school
- An annual two day Staff Conference with excellent keynote speakers
- Interactive whiteboards in all teaching rooms.
- Start Date: no later than 1 September 2018
- Closing date for Applications: 9.00am Friday 1 December 2017
Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.
For full details of this post, please refer to the attached documents below. Applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Frances Webb, HR / Office Manager, Tel: 01895-200853).