Teacher of English (Part Time)

Recruitment Information

Date Posted25 October 2022
Type of RolePart Time
Closing date for applications14 November 2022
Start DateEaster 2023

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of English at Ashlyns School. This post is advertised on a 0.8 basis but hours can be discussed at interview.

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.

English at Ashlyns School: The English Faculty is responsible for English, English Language, English Literature and Film Studies across GCSE and English Literature, English Literature and Language, Film Studies and Sociology at AS/A2 level.  The faculty consists of several experienced colleagues, many of whom are, additionally, external examiners, as well as relatively recently qualified colleagues. 

English at Ashlyns has additional resources and learning and teaching approaches which effectively cater for successful delivery of a broad, rich KS3 curriculum and the GCSE specification. The knowledge and skills taught across KS3 using a wide variety of material and texts to ensure students develop both as readers and writers in preparation for delivery of the AQA specification at KS4. This in turn prepares students for delivery of the Eduqas specification at A level English Literature and the AQA specification of A level English Language and Literature, where in both subjects results are excellent.  

Years 9 to 11 are arranged in sets across two half-year bands; students in Years 7 and 8 are taught in mixed ability groups. Setting can be flexible in response to the particular characteristics and needs of specific year groups and the ideal balance is always reviewed to create the best learning environment and the best outcomes in terms of results.  There are usually at least two English Literature or English Language and Literature groups  in both Years 12 and 13 as the subject is consistently extremely popular.

Colleagues teach across the full age and ability range and are well supported within the Faculty from taking up their post and throughout their ongoing career with us.  We benefit from generous Teaching Assistant provision from Inclusion with whom we liaise closely in planning lessons and resources.

Extra curricular opportunities are well developed with the Faculty; we work extremely closely with the LRC who run fantastic clubs and events throughout the year. The Faculty also  runs frequent theatre trips and helping with Reading groups for all abilities.  The Faculty is a hard working and friendly team where new colleagues are always made warmly welcome.

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
Headteacher

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors