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Teacher of English



Surrey | United Kingdom

Job description

Cranleigh School seeks to appoint for September 2024 a dynamic honours graduate to join a good-humoured, successful and enthusiastic department to teach English from years 9 to 13. This post will suit someone of energy and intellect who is prepared to play a full part in the life of this busy and friendly boarding school.

Cranleigh is a leading, fully co-educational independent boarding and day Senior School consisting of around 700 girls and boys of 13 – 18 years. There is also a Preparatory School in close proximity.

Cranleigh aspires to be a beacon of excellence in learning and teaching and is committed to the continuing professional development of all employees.

The Cranleigh English department is a particularly friendly, cheerful group and currently consists of nine teachers: we get along very well and we hope to provide a good home for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher or trainee teacher. The successful applicant will be expected to teach throughout the five year groups ranging from the 4th Form (Year 9) through to the Upper Sixth. Each year, we have around 40 students opting to take English at A Level, making it one of the most popular subject choices in the school

We aim to recruit a teacher or trainee teacher who will be able to enthuse and engage pupils across these year groups; someone who possesses a very sound grounding in literature and its contexts. The department will be helpful and supportive in enabling a new appointee to settle in and establish how the courses work; previous teaching experience is useful but by no means necessary.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about literature, good-humoured and a good team player.

In addition, they would be expected to get involved in all aspects of this busy boarding school. They will be allocated to one of the eight boarding houses, in which they will act as tutor to a group of students and perform one boarding duty per week. All teachers are expected to contribute to the School’s co-curricular programme alongside their academic responsibilities.

Accommodation is available with the post and we offer a generous benefits package.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of the post informally, please get in touch with Gordon Neill, the Head of English, by email in the first instance:  [email protected]

For further details and to apply, please visit our website and read our ‘Recruitment Pack’:

Candidates are requested to submit a brief letter of application, together with a completed application form (apply on the website) supported by a full CV as soon as possible and no later than 9:00 am on 20th March 2024.  Applications are considered as they are received and therefore the vacancy may close sooner than advertised.

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Cranleigh School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Cranleigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check.

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