Teacher of English

Date Posted27 March 2024
Type of RoleFull or Part Time
Closing date for applications15 April 2024, 10am

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of English at Ashlyns School. 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 September 2023 with an ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form provision.  View our Ofsted report here

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

At Ashlyns, students have the opportunity to engage in a wide and exciting array of English 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, quizzes, and much, much more. The English department offers theatre trips, visiting author workshops and visits to Poetry Live. 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.

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

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors