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English Teacher | 2 Term Cover

Job Description

Job Opportunity: English Teacher (2-Term Contract)

Start Date: September 2024

End Date: April 2025
Location: Chesham
Salary: MPS/UPS (Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale)

Dunbar Education is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and passionate English Teacher to join a highly regarded grammar school on a two-term contract. This role is ideal for an enthusiastic educator who is committed to promoting the academic and personal development of all students.


  • To encourage and support the learning of all students.
  • To ensure the highest possible standards of student behavior.
  • To promote positive values and attitudes.
  • To demonstrate professional values and practice.

Principal Areas of Responsibility

A. Planning and Providing Challenging Learning Activities

  • A1. Plan and teach sequences of lessons incorporating an appropriate range and depth of subject knowledge in line with statutory requirements.
  • A2. Teach lessons with clear objectives and well-pitched tasks that provide pace and challenge using a variety of learning strategies, including ICT.
  • A3. Understand the responsibility required under the SEN Code of Practice and adjust teaching and learning strategies for individual students accordingly.

B. Assessment and Support of Student Progress

  • B1. Employ a variety of marking, monitoring, and assessment strategies to inform planning, develop learning, and evaluate students' progress.
  • B2. Provide constructive feedback to help students reflect upon and improve their work.
  • B3. Make effective and regular use of the school's assessment criteria and reporting procedures to inform learning.

C. Managing the Students for Whom You Have Responsibility as Their Tutor

  • C1. Keep the form register (a legal requirement) and monitor patterns of student attendance/absence.
  • C2. Make appropriate use of the school's rewards and sanctions procedures in line with the school's behavior policy.
  • C3. Monitor the progress of students in your tutor group by target setting and through regular inspection of planners and/or other appropriate methods (e.g., students on report).
  • C4. Report concerns about individual student progress and behavior to relevant senior staff (Subject/Team Leaders).

D. Working Professionally as a Member of Subject Teaching and Tutorial Teams

  • D1. Demonstrate consistently high expectations of all students and a commitment to raising their achievement.
  • D2. Promote the positive values, attitudes, and behavior expected from all students by treating them with respect and consideration.
  • D3. Communicate promptly and sensitively with parents, carers, and other relevant bodies where necessary.
  • D4. Contribute towards, and value, the work of teams of staff dedicated to advancing student learning and welfare.
  • D5. Be aware of, and work within, the statutory frameworks relating to teachers' responsibilities and comply with policies & procedures relating to child protection and safeguarding, health, safety, welfare, confidentiality, and data protection.

School Details:

  • Prestigious Institution: Join one of Buckinghamshire's leading grammar schools, renowned for its academic excellence and supportive learning environment.
  • Professional Growth: Benefit from working within a team of experienced educators dedicated to advancing student achievement.
  • Dynamic Environment: Engage with motivated students and contribute to a positive and respectful school culture.
  • Excellent Resources: Access to modern teaching facilities and technologies to enhance your teaching experience.


  • Plan and deliver engaging and challenging English lessons that inspire student learning and progress.
  • Utilize a variety of assessment strategies to monitor and support student development.
  • Foster a positive classroom environment that promotes high standards of behavior and a commitment to learning.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance educational outcomes and support the school's ethos.
  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely feedback to students and parents.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Proven experience teaching English at the secondary level.
  • Strong commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students to achieve their best.

If you are passionate about teaching and looking for a rewarding role in a prestigious setting, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join this outstanding educational community and make a lasting impact on students' lives.

To Apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter in response to this advert, referencing the English Teacher vacancy.

Dunbar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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