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Secondary English Teacher

4 Pinchin Street, London, UK

Job Type

Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Workspace

Office

Schedule

Monday to Friday

Pay

£28000 - £32000 per year

Application Deadline

20 June 2024

Expected Start Date

2 September 2024

About the Company

OMG Education Independent School is a vibrant and welcoming alternative provision with a strong commitment to academic excellence and student wellbeing. We are seeking a passionate and innovative English teacher to join our committed team and inspire the next generation of readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

About the Role

This exciting opportunity offers a dedicated individual the chance to shape the minds of young learners during their crucial secondary education journey. You will be responsible for delivering engaging and enriching English lessons to students across Key Stages 3 and 4, fostering a love for language and literature while equipping them with the skills they need to excel.

Job Description and Person Specification

OMG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and/or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants must undertake safer recruitment checks, including social media and criminal record checks.


The post you are applying for is exempt from the 'Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974’. You will be required at the interview stage to declare any unspent convictions, spent convictions, pending charges/current Police investigations, bind overs, warnings/ cautions or reprimands.


School: OMG Education Independent School

Location: Whitechapel

Start Date: Sep 2024


Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR): Available for the right candidate. (£2000-£5000)


Key Responsibilities:

● Plan, deliver, and evaluate diverse and stimulating English lessons aligned with the National Curriculum and catering to various learning styles and abilities.

● Develop a love for reading and writing by introducing a wide range of texts, from classic literature to contemporary media.

● Cultivate critical thinking and analytical skills through engaging discussions, debates, and written analysis exercises.

● Craft effective assessments that accurately measure student progress and guide their learning journey.

● Prepare students for GCSE English Language and Literature examinations, providing targeted support and personalised feedback.

● Lead or contribute to school-wide initiatives promoting literacy and the enjoyment of English.

● Collaborate effectively with colleagues within the English department and across other subjects.

● Participate in professional development opportunities to stay abreast of best practices and curriculum changes.

● Build positive relationships with students, parents, and guardians, fostering a supportive and inclusive classroom environment.

● Maintain accurate records and reports as necessary.

● Teaching PSHE and occasional cover lessons


Essential Skills and Experience:

● Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with English specialism.

● In-depth knowledge of the National Curriculum for English at Key Stages 3 and 4.

● Proven ability to create engaging and effective lesson plans that cater to diverse learning needs.

● Strong literacy skills and a passion for the English language.

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire students.

● Experience in using technology to enhance learning in the English classroom (desirable).

● Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Desirable Skills and Experience:

● Experience teaching GCSE English Language and Literature.

● A track record of successfully preparing students for examinations.

● Familiarity with differentiated learning strategies and approaches.

● Experience working with students with SEND.

● Enthusiasm for using drama, creative writing, or other innovative methods in English lessons.


Benefits:

● Competitive salary and benefits package.

● Opportunities for professional development and career progression.

● Supportive and collaborative working environment.

● Casual Dress

● The chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people.


Person Specification:


Essential:


Qualifications and Experience:

● Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with English specialism.

● Minimum 2 years' experience teaching English in a secondary school setting.

● Experience teaching GCSE English Language and Literature (desirable).


Knowledge and Skills:

● In-depth knowledge of the National Curriculum for English at Key Stages 3 and 4.

● Proven ability to plan, deliver, and evaluate engaging and effective English lessons that cater to diverse learning styles and abilities.

● Strong understanding of literacy development and a range of teaching methods to promote reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

● Ability to cultivate critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills in students.

● Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Personal Qualities:

● Passion for the English language and literature, with the ability to inspire students to become enthusiastic readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

● Strong organisational and time management skills.

● Ability to set clear expectations, provide constructive feedback, and differentiate instruction to support individual student needs.

● Flexibility and adaptability to meet the evolving needs of the school and students.


Desirable:

● Experience using technology to enhance learning in the English classroom.

● A track record of successfully preparing students for GCSE examinations.

● Familiarity with differentiated learning strategies and approaches to support students with diverse needs, including those with SEND.

● Enthusiasm for incorporating drama, creative writing, or other innovative methods in English lessons.


Additional Information:

● Willingness to complete all necessary safeguarding training.

● Ability to work in line with the school's policies and procedures.

● Commitment to maintaining high standards of professional conduct.

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