Head of English

Kensington, UK
16 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
INDEPENDENT ALL GIRLS SCHOOL - Kensington and Chelsea - Minutes walk from South Kensington Station/ Gloucester Road Station

Close to Royal Albert Hall/Natural History Museum/Earls Court

Probity Education Recruitment's client is wishing to appoint a suitably qualified teacher to Lead their English Department and to teach the subject at all levels in the senior school up to and including A Level.

Probity Education Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified Head of English to join an independent day school for girls offering an excellent all-round education to girls from 4 to 18. Our client is a relatively small school with just over 500 pupils.

Founded in 1891 the school occupies five Victorian buildings adapted for the use of school. The school is rated by ISI inspection as 'EXCELLENT' situated to take advantage of the museums, galleries, theatres and other resources offered by a Central London education.

Passion for your subject, a proven record of examination success at GCSE and A Level along with close liaison with the Junior school will be expected.

About the English Department:

Our client follows the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus: Girls take qualifications in both English Language and English Literature. The syllabus in both subjects is rigorous: challenging but enjoyable. Both GCSEs are assessed by coursework and examination, with the emphasis being more on coursework in Language and examination in Literature.

Our client follows the Edexcel English Literature syllabus at A Level.

Privileged to be able to work closely with our excellent librarian, who comes from an English teaching background, and supplies students with as many resources as they require. All students are inducted into the Library in Remove and experience library lessons throughout their time at our client.

Our client also subscribes to JSTOR, meaning students have access to a wealth of material in print and online that contributes to their learning. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and colleagues are creative with their materials, using modern pedagogy to inform their teaching.

Exam results 2018:
  • English Language iGCSE - 100% passed at A*-B
  • English Literature iGCSE - 100% passed at A*-B
  • English Literature A Level - 100% Passed A*-B

The successful candidate will:
  • Hold a good honours degree in English or a related subject
  • Hold a Teaching Qualification recognised in the UK
  • Have experience of teaching English successfully up to and including A Level
  • Experience of managing a department is desirable but not essential
  • Outstanding subject knowledge is essential

For more information on this role please contact Charlotte at Probity Education Recruitment immediately.

The successful candidate requires an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service clearance (DBS) to be accepted for this opportunity. Probity Education Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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