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English Teacher

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Job Title: Secondary School English Teacher

Location: Hertford, UK

Contract: 1 Year Fixed-Term (Potential for Permanent)

Agency: Dunbar Education

Job Description:

Dunbar Education is proud to represent a prestigious secondary school in Hertford in their search for a dedicated and enthusiastic English Teacher. This position offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and supportive team on a one-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of transitioning to a permanent role based on performance and school needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Deliver engaging and effective English lessons to students across Key Stages 3 and 4, following the national curriculum.
  • Lesson Planning: Develop and implement detailed lesson plans that cater to the varying abilities and learning styles of students.
  • Assessment: Regularly assess student progress through assignments, exams, and other forms of evaluation, providing constructive feedback.
  • Classroom Management: Maintain a positive learning environment, managing classroom behavior in line with school policies.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and share best practices, contributing to departmental and whole school initiatives.
  • Professional Development: Engage in continuous professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and subject knowledge.
  • Pastoral Care: Support the emotional and social development of students, acting as a form tutor and providing guidance as needed.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Participate in and contribute to the school's extracurricular programs and events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education: A degree in English or a related field, and a recognized teaching qualification (e.g., PGCE, QTS).
  • Experience: Proven experience teaching English at the secondary level, preferably within the UK education system.
  • Skills: Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to inspire and motivate students.
  • IT Skills: Competency in using educational technology and virtual learning environments.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Potential for a permanent position after the initial contract period.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to apply through Dunbar Education by submitting their CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role. Early applications are encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Equal Opportunities:

The school is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

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