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Closing date: interview on receipt of suitable applications
Start date: November 2021
Contract type: maternity cover, full-time to October 2022
Salary: MPS /UPS – Outer London
We are seeking to appoint a teacher of English with excellent subject knowledge to our highly successful English and Media Faculty for a maternity cover position. This is a terrific opportunity to join a dynamic, committed and hard-working team.
In 2021, 90% of our GCSE students gained a grade 4 or above in English Language and 92% gained a grade 4 or above in English Literature. We also offer English Literature and Media Studies at A level; both are popular choices for our sixth formers and similarly excellent results are achieved in these subjects. These results reflect the high expectations of the department and the successful candidate will work with the team to maintain a focus on progress; teaching and learning; and raising achievement.
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What We Offer
"Staff enjoy working with the pupils. One member of staff typically commented, ‘I couldn’t be happier here.’ Relationships between adults and pupils are very positive and enable the young people to prosper. The school promotes good values well. Pupils like the school, show pride in it, and behave thoughtfully to others." - Ofsted, 2017
Norbury High School for Girls is an over-subscribed 11-19 girls’ school. Provisional data (Oct 2019) ranks us "well above average" nationally for student progress and very positively within the London Borough of Croydon. We were voted Best Secondary School in Croydon in 2019.
The school has a supportive induction programme for all new staff and is committed to continuing professional development. Experienced staff are able to join our middle leadership and senior leadership training programmes and many of our teaching staff choose to enrol on our subsidised school-based MA programme that is run in conjunction with St Mary's University.
The school is a member of PiXL. We share expertise and resources with Haberdashers' Askes's Hatcham College and Langley Park High School for Boys as well as with Kensington Avenue Primary School, a fellow academy overseen by The Manor Trust.
Norbury High is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. The school uses preferred agencies and, in line with our safeguarding commitment, is unable to work with any agencies without prior agreement.
Norbury High is fully committed to equality and accessibility. We value diversity as an employer and as an education provider; click here to view Equality Information and Objectives and our Equality, Race Equality and Cultural Diversity Policy. We strive to maintain a working environment where differences between staff are valued and an atmosphere of fairness, dignity and respect is the norm.
How to Apply
Please apply using the online application forms for teaching/leadership positions or support staff as appropriate along with the Equality Monitoring Form (links to all three forms can be found above right) and Self-disclosure Form (link below). Alternatively, you can download and scan/print the forms below before returning to us by email email@example.com or by post (marked 'Recruitment') to the address on our Contact Us page.
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Forms and information
- Application form (teaching staff)
- Application form (support staff)
- Self-disclosure form
- Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders
- Privacy notice (recruitment)
- Job description - Teacher (generic)