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Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Salary: MPS 2 – UPS 3 with Queen Ethelburga’s Salary Enhancement
Location: New York Industrial Park
Company: Queen Ethelburga's College
Contract type: Contract
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Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Permanent/ Fixed Term: Fixed Term

Hours: 34 weeks of the academic year; 40 hours per week including teaching, form time, duties, department meeting/directed time (Mondays until 5.15pm) and prep.


We are searching for a Teacher of English to provide outstanding teaching, maintaining the high standards of the Collegiate.

The English department encourages each learner to be proactive in the development of their individual abilities in the subject, and beyond.

Through the study of both language and literature, skills are developed that are subject specific yet applicable to life-long learning. Learners are encouraged to explore the use of language in their writing, in a variety of forms. They draft and re-draft, supporting each other and developing confidence in their ability to express thoughts and feelings accurately and effectively.

Through reading a range of literature (prose, drama and poetry), as well as non-fiction texts, learners are encouraged to understand issues that reflect the variety of human experience, to reflect and develop personal opinions using skills of analysis and evaluation. Students are encouraged to express their opinions in writing and in speech, listening to each other in a considerate and thoughtful manner.

The department encourages learners to develop independence and resilience, through supportive yet challenging lessons that draw upon their experience and the experience of others. Electronic resources are provided – from other providers as well as our own resources.

Awards for creative writing, speaking, reciting poetry provide different yet enjoyable challenges, along with the annual visit of SkyBlue Theatre and visits to external productions.

This job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the Collegiate and the role develops. The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the Collegiate need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description.

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Utilise specialist skills, training and experience to support pupils
Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
Help to develop resources for the department
Lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans/schemes of work as appropriate
Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives.
Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
Undertake marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement / progress
Communicate and consult with parents, outside bodies, etc, as directed by the Heads of School/Year
Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs, ability to differentiate materials
Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
Participate in training and other learning activities as required

The Appointed Candidate will have:

A good honours degree in English
A proven record of successfully delivering English at GCSE and A level
Experience of teaching students with English as a second language (Desirable)
Ability to teach across Key Stages 3 – 5
Ability to demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills
Extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential
Ability to be a positive role model to students and staff, demonstrating effective strategy


Competitive salary paid according to qualifications and experience and from within the current national pay scales. Queen Ethelburga’s also offers a salary enhancement scheme for staff after a one-year qualifying period.
Employee Assistant Programme
All academic staff are enrolled in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Free staff gym
Annual family summer barbecue
Annual black-tie Christmas Ball for staff and a guest
Subsidised school fees for staff children

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