Teacher of English

Job Title:
Teacher of English, commencing September 2024

Contract Type:
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working considered
Suitable for ECTs

Level & Salary:


Biddenham is an 11-19, oversubscribed school that, as we expand, is entering the next phase of its development. Due to our popularity, and as part of our £4.5 million building programme, we are growing and strengthening our already high performing staff team who, by 2025, will be working with 1500 students.

Commencing September 2024, we seek to appoint a well-qualified, creative and inspirational Teacher of English to join our outstanding team.

The post holder requires strong knowledge of English Literature and Language, with experience of teaching at least two key stages.  We study the AQA GCSE English Literature and Language and AQA A-level English Literature and AQA A-level English Language.  The department also leads on the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, alongside Level 2 retake English Language and Literature and Functional Skills English for Post-16 students.  There are many opportunities to teach a wide range of age groups.

The English Department is well resourced and is committed to extending and improving its range of opportunities for students. Our Key Stage 3 English curriculum includes Oracy teaching, which is delivered through core themes that connect the whole curriculum.  Key Stage 4 is taught as a combination of English Language and Literature, through set GCSE texts.

The successful candidate will be an excellent and approachable classroom practitioner, able to adapt learning in order to secure the best outcomes for all learners. Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals. The school has well established systems for tracking student progress and all teachers benefit from being part of a whole school collaborative teaching and learning approach.

The school sees the Form Tutor as a key role in the support, development and welfare of the students and teachers are expected to undertake this role with the same standards and commitment as their subject role.

As a school we offer:
A diverse workplace,
Chromebooks for all classroom staff and students,
Exceptional professional development and career progression,
A supportive environment for ECTs allowing them to thrive,
Positive working relationships at all levels (with a healthy dose of humour!),
A supportive leadership team,
A genuine focus on staff wellbeing with an employee support resource,
Cycle to work scheme for all staff.

We are a teaching school hub for Chiltern Training Group.  We have established mentoring programmes for new and recently qualified teachers and we will consider applications from those with a related degree wishing to train, as well as NQTs/ECTs. All teachers benefit from being part of a whole school collaborative teaching and learning approach and excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development.

Biddenham – ‘Opening Minds – Transforming Lives’.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Biddenham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, children’s barred list check, references and social media checks.

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Closing date: This vacancy will close when a suitable candidate has been appointed and without further notice.

Subject Teacher Job Description and Person Specification 2019