Teacher of English

Holly Lodge Girls’ College continues to be a highly successful school focused on the academic and pastoral success, achievement and fulfilment of all its students.  We are committed to providing an appropriately dynamic curriculum accessible by all students and enriched by high quality learning and teaching and an extensive range of extra-curricular activities.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore the appointed person will be expected to support the life of the school.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of English.

Within the English Faculty, we employ a whole host of teaching methods and strategies to enhance the literacy skills of our students throughout the key stages. These include:- variety of reading initiatives through the use of modern technology, BBC Young Reporter of the Year, Promoting National days e.g. Poetry, World Book Day. We value enrichment to give a rich and diverse learning experience for all through regular trips, competitions and author visits.

We have high expectations and strive to assist all of our students to make the most of the opportunities to reach their true potential in English and we are a vibrant and passionate team. We are dedicated to improving the life chances of the students in our care and we take new ideas and texts in our stride. We are resourceful and challenge each other and our students to improve standards.

Appointment for this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and references will be sought for shortlisted candidates in advance of an interview.

Job description, person specification and application forms may be found on our school website at www.hollylodge.liverpool.sch.uk

Completed applications should be returned to Sandra Moran, P.A to the Heateacher , at s.moran@hollylodge.liverpool.sch.uk

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 18  May 2015

Interviews:  Wednesday 20 May 2015

This post is classified as having substantial access to children, and appointment is subject to an enhanced police check of previous criminal convictions (DBS). Applicants are required, before appointment, to disclose any conviction, caution or binding over including ‘spent convictions’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar individuals from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

All teachers aged between 16 and 75 will be enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and contributions of salary are deducted from monthly salary payments at the current rate of deductions. Once enrolled, if you do not wish to be in this scheme you will need to complete the necessary “opt out” forms which can be obtained from the teachers’ pensions scheme website on www.teacherspensions.co.uk.   Further information about the teachers’ pension scheme can also be found on the website.

Application form

English Teacher person spec

English Teacher Job Description

Equal Opportunities form