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Secondary School English Teacher - Northampton

Job Description

ob Type: Full-time, Permanent

Overview: Dunbar Education, a leading education recruitment agency, is seeking a passionate and dedicated English Teacher to join a vibrant educational community in Northampton. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in inspiring and educating students, fostering a love for English language and literature. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to contribute to the academic development and personal growth of students within a supportive and dynamic school environment.


  1. Plan, prepare, and deliver engaging and effective English lessons tailored to the varying needs and abilities of students.
  2. Create a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes active participation, critical thinking, and creativity.
  3. Implement differentiated teaching strategies to support the academic progress and individual learning styles of students.
  4. Assess and monitor student progress through formative and summative assessments, providing constructive feedback to facilitate growth and development.
  5. Collaborate with colleagues to develop curriculum resources, share best practices, and contribute to the overall improvement of the department.
  6. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance, achievement, and behavior, adhering to school policies and procedures.
  7. Communicate effectively with students, parents, and stakeholders to provide regular updates on student progress, academic performance, and any relevant concerns.
  8. Participate in school-wide events, extracurricular activities, and professional development opportunities to enrich the educational experience and promote holistic student development.
  9. Stay abreast of developments in English education, incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, technology-enhanced learning tools, and relevant educational resources into lesson planning and delivery.
  10. Uphold the values and ethos of the school community, fostering a culture of respect, resilience, and lifelong learning.


  1. Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent recognized teaching qualification.
  2. Minimum of 6 months of teaching experience within a UK educational setting, preferably in English language and literature.
  3. Strong subject knowledge and passion for English language, literature, and literacy development.
  4. Ability to engage and motivate students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  5. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.
  6. Commitment to professional development and continuous improvement, with a proactive approach to enhancing teaching practice and student outcomes.
  7. Enhanced DBS clearance (or willingness to obtain) and compliance with safeguarding policies and procedures.
  8. Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience to meet the evolving needs and challenges of the educational landscape.


  1. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  2. Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth within a supportive and collaborative school community.
  3. Comprehensive induction and ongoing support from experienced colleagues and leadership team.
  4. Access to a range of professional development opportunities, training programs, and resources to enhance teaching practice and personal development.
  5. Generous holiday entitlement and other benefits in line with school policy.

Join Dunbar Education and make a difference in the lives of students as an integral member of a dedicated team committed to excellence in education. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career journey as an English Teacher in Northampton.