Second in English Faculty

Recruitment Information

Date Posted28 April 2023
Type of RoleFull Time
SalaryMPS/UPS plus TLR 2B
Closing date for applications12 May 2023, 9am
Start DateSeptember 2023

Thank you for your interest in the post of Second in English at Ashlyns School. This is an ideal opportunity for a teacher wishing to progress in their professional development and who will enjoy raising attainment in line with our school values of Integrity, Independence and Inclusivity.

Please click here for information about English at Ashlyns School

The English Faculty at Ashlyns aims to develop the skills and knowledge that will build confident, articulate readers, writers, and speakers, able to engage with and analyse a broad range of diverse and challenging texts. Our curriculum is engaging and creative, encouraging and inspiring equality and diversity. It aims to stretch and challenge our students’ skills, knowledge and understanding at all levels.

Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide and exciting array of English-related activities beyond the classroom. The Learning Resource Centre is a lively hub of activity, with a full calendar of author visits, Harry Potter-themed after school events, murder mystery afternoons, spooky Halloween readings by members of teaching staff, quizzes, and much, much more. The English department offers theatre trips, visits to Poetry Live, and other events. Our Youth Speaks teams are successful year after year, often reaching the Regional Finals, and our Learning Ambassadors regularly deliver English lessons to our local primary schools building links to the wider community.

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018 and is focused on continuous improvement to deliver an excellent education for all children, with the aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’.  View our Ofsted report here.  View our School Priorities here.

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors