English Teacher Vacancy
Do you want to be part of a team that will help inner-city children to do the seemingly impossible?
Michaela Community School is an exciting new free school that opened in September 2014. A vibrant and energetic team, our intention is to transform the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In September 2017 we will have 480 pupils, years 7, 8, 9and 10. As we are growing every year (840 pupils at full capacity including a Sixth Form), there will be a lot of opportunities for promotion and development. You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school.
We teach a knowledge-based curriculum built on cutting-edge insights from cognitive science. Our tight behaviour systems ensure you can really teach. Senior Team run centralised detentions twice daily so that consequences are immediate and teachers are not chasing absent detainees. In October, we offer pupils and staff a two-week half term.
We don’t offer lessons in ICT, DT, Citizenship or take children out of lessons for intervention. Intervention happens in form time or after school. We believe in keeping marking to a minimum and so normal, decentralized written homework does not happen at Michaela. Thanks to how teaching is organised, you will see your classes every day. As a consequence, the relationships you can forge and the learning you can foster are exceptional.
In the English Department, pupils are challenged from the beginning of year 7 to read and write about the most enduring texts; the best that has been thought and said. We study five Shakespeare plays in depth across Key Stage 3, along with a wide range of Romantic poetry, ancient epics and 19th century novels. Pupils receive five hours of English teaching each week, with one hour spent learning the intricacies and complexities of grammar, enabling them to write accurately and with flair. Reading is at the heart of the school, and we aim to support all pupils – regardless of ability or background – to read at least 100 classic or notable works of literature during their time here.
The English team have written some blogs about teaching English at Michaela, which you can read here:
We aim to achieve 5 good GCSEs in English and Maths for 100% of our pupils. If you want to work in an environment where you will really make a difference, Michaela is for you.
If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will really love working here. There is no other school like it in the country.
Some of our staff are on Twitter. Check them out!
To register your interest, please send a covering letter (no more than 3 sides in Arial font, point 12) and a CV to email@example.com In the subject line please put the job title.
As part of your covering letter, can you be sure to answer these questions – 1. Why teach English at Michaela? and 2. How would you fit in with our unique ethos?
If you do not receive an email from us confirming receipt of your application, this means we have not received it, so please email it to us again. Candidates will be asked to disclose any past criminal convictions. We will let you know within a day of receiving your application whether or not you have been shortlisted for an interview.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.
At Michaela teachers are paid using the teacher inner London pay scales and your salary will increase from what you currently earn. If you would like to discuss the position with one of teachers, please email Head of English, Jo, at JFacer@mcsbrent.co.uk
Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.