Teacher of English

Felsted School, Felsted

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Job Ref No. ECC2600-52S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Competitive
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: Thursday 30 June  

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Commence September 2022 or November 2022
Permanent | Full-time | Senior Independent School


This independent day and boarding School in north Essex has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified and passionate English Teacher to join this 'Excellent in Every Aspect' ISI rated School. The role will require the successful person to teach across Years 9 to 13, depending on prior experience and qualifications.


Moving into a brand new teaching space from September 2022, our vibrant and creative English and Media Studies Department consists of a Head of Department and nine teachers. There is a collegiate culture, with collaborative planning and the sharing of best practice a key feature. Our pupils experience great success at GCSE, with a healthy number going on to study English at A Level or International Baccalaureate. We are dedicated to promoting a culture of high standards and hard work that will foster a lifelong appreciation of language and literature. It is essential that the successful person is committed to delivering exceptional learning to our students, has excellent subject knowledge and is willing to fully contribute to the co-curricular activities at the School, including boarding, tutoring, sports and activity programmes.


This role would suit either an experienced teacher, an ECT, or someone suitably qualified looking to enter the profession. The school has an excellent support programme for beginning teachers and works with IStip to enable ECTs to be awarded full QTS: in our recent inspection of our ECT programme through IStip they confirmed that "Felsted School is running an excellent programme of induction…[and] is committed to developing new staff, particularly those starting out in the profession." There is the potential for an unqualified teacher to be supported through a PGCE programme in due course.


Further information can be found on our website felsted.org/academic/academic-overview and within the 'Role Information Pack'. If you would like more information about the role, please contact Emily Predebon, Head of English and Media (elp@felsted.org).


Benefits include free parking; contributory pension scheme; subsidised membership to the School's healthcare scheme with BUPA; free lunch on full days worked; free hot drinks and breaktime refreshments; annual salary reviews; free use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities; subsidised on-site Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect, an online platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers. More information on our rewards package can be found on our website felsted.org/employment-opps/rewards.


Felsted is a leading boarding and day independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.


Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27th June at 10:00am.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 30th June.


If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website felsted.org/employment-opps/employment-opps to complete our online application process.


Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a 'culture of vigilance' to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its 'Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy'. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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About Felsted School

Felsted is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school, situated in the picturesque village of Felsted in North Essex. Originally founded by Richard Lord Riche as a Church of England Grammar School, Felsted School is proud of a heritage that dates back to 1564. In 2014 the School celebrate its 450th anniversary; one of only a handful of schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. The event was marked by an historic service at St Paul’s Cathedral together with a very special visit from Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to signed two plaques; one commemorating the 450th anniversary and the other to mark the opening of our brand new Boarding House Follyfield.

Felsted offers its pupils an excellent, well-rounded education, offering real opportunities for pupils to develop, grow and learn in a safe and nurturing environment, as part of the School’s local, national and international community. Fundamental to the success of the school community are the values of respect and well-being; the children are encouraged to make healthy choices and develop good manners, self-motivation, self-respect and consideration for others. As pupils progress, this sense of community is reinforced by a league system that inspires loyalty, and develops leadership and teamwork for competitions and activities across the whole curriculum.

With purpose-built classrooms and recreational areas, learning and play are appropriately separated and tailored to each stage of development. In line with Felsted’s strong reputation for sport, the Preparatory School’s facilities are outstanding; spacious playing fields, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two Astroturf pitches, a large sports hall, three squash courts, six netball courts and 25 tennis courts. There are huge opportunities in the performing arts and in the theatre, practice rooms, auditoria and exhibition rooms, creativity and imagination flourish.

Our Inspection Reports can be viewed here: http://www.felsted.org/InspectionReports

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Recruitment at Felsted
Felsted School, Felsted
Essex, CM6 3LL
Telephone: 01371 822600
Email: recruitment@felsted.org

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