The Grange School in Hartford is seeking to recruit a temporary Teacher of English on a full time fixed term contract. This would be to commence on 3rd January 2023 – 28th August 2023.
The English Department is one of the largest departments at The Grange School with colleagues working closely with each other, sharing good practice and contributing to the development of the department.
Currently, our Year 11 students follow the AQA specifications for GCSE English Language and English Literature. From September, our Year 10 students began the Edexcel IGCSE specifications for English Language and English Literature.
English Literature is also a popular option in the Sixth Form and the School follows the AQA Specification A for the A Level course.
Examination results reflect the high standards that are expected. In 2022, the Department achieved the following results:
- GCSE English Language 61% of entries were awarded grades 7-9
- GCSE English Literature 66% of entries were awarded grades 7-9
- A Level English Literature 100% of entries were awarded A*
There will be the expectation that the post holder will also offer co-curricular enrichment
The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.
- planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
- establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
- teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
- maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND/EAL register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND/ EAL Coordinator.
- assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
- preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
- ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
- promoting independent learning;
- assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
- in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.
- promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
- providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
- participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
- including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
- acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.
Professional Responsibilities and Duties
- maintaining good order and discipline;
- safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
- having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
- exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
- supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
- participating in organizational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties.
- attending Morning Assembly;
- invigilating internal (and some external) examinations;
- making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
- participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
- helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
- All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
- giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.
- participation in the extra-curricular programme;
- participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.