Teacher of English

Teacher of English

Salary range £30,000 - £46,524 (M1/UPR3)

Required for: September 2024 (negotiable for the right candidate)

Closing date: 9am on 12 July 2024

Interview date: TBC

The English department has been a stable team for the last four years with a change of leadership in September 2022. We have five full-time teachers and three part-time teachers.  Our SENDCo, a former Head of English, teaches in the department and we have a teaching assistant who works solely within English.  We are a supportive and friendly team who work collaboratively on all aspects of teaching and learning.

Over the last few years, the school has grown and is now oversubscribed with first choices.  Our vacancy for a Teacher of English provides a superb opportunity for a talented English teacher to join our team. We support every member of the team in becoming outstanding, reflective practitioners and look to open doors for all to ensure their continued professional development.

Our aim as an English department is to provide an excellent English education for all of our students. We want to inspire our Oakmoor learners to become life-long learners, writers and speakers through their knowledge of English and accurate use of it in their own communication.

The English curriculum is designed to provide students with the core knowledge they need for success in English both at school and in later life. It is planned to maximise their cognitive development and develop the whole person.

We hope that by exposing students to a rich and diverse canon of texts, chosen from a wide variety of contexts, voices and time periods, we can enable our students to appreciate and participate in the full richness of the human experience.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum has been redeveloped in order to integrate new research-based practice, and greater opportunities for subject knowledge and skills to be layered up through the years in a connected way. ‘Subject knowledge’ in our department is focused on how writers write and how readers read: conventions of genres and text-types that are explored and experimented with over the three-year Key Stage 3. In addition, we take a drama-based approach to Shakespeare, and currently our learners explore three different Shakespeare plays throughout their time at Oakmoor.

The curriculum in Key Stage 4 ensures that all students have the skills to succeed in their examinations, covering the content first before working on examination and revision skills in Year 11. The curriculum is engaging and thought-provoking for students, with carefully selected Literature texts that offer rich intertextual links to develop critical thinking and engagement.

We teach our KS3 classes as mixed attainment groups while our KS4 classes are streamed, providing a high challenge and high support to enable all learners to access the curriculum and develop rapidly as independent readers, writers, and thinkers.

Completed applications should be emailed to nmccool@oakmoor.hants.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks and DBS check at Enhanced Level with CBL.