Teacher of English

Recruitment Information

Date Posted28 November 2023
Type of RoleFull or Part Time
Closing date for applications11 December 2023, 9am

English at Ashlyns develops articulate readers, writers, and speakers who are able to analyse diverse texts. Our curriculum is engaging and creative, inspiring equality and diversity. We are seeking a colleague to join our amazing team from January or Easter 2024.  Please see below for further details about the Faculty and our school, including the application process and job description.

Please click here for information about 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 many experienced colleagues, many of whom are, additionally, external examiners, as well as relatively recently qualified colleagues. 

Extra curricular opportunities are well developed with the Faculty; we work extremely closely with our Learning Resource Centre which runs fantastic clubs and events throughout the year. The Faculty also runs frequent theatre trips.  We take part in Public Speaking events with a very successful track record.  The Faculty is a hard working and friendly team where new colleagues are always made warmly welcome.

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.



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 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