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Job Ref No. ECC5468-304S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing 22 April 2024  

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We seek a committed and enthusiastic teacher of English to join an excellently resourced English department. Teaching to A level is available.

Potential candidates are encouraged to get in touch with any questions they might have or to arrange a visit to the school and the team.

The Department

The English Department has a strong ethos of collegiality and has a track record of consistent success in all key stages. With a range of full and part time teachers, we draw on wide-ranging talents and interests to create innovative practices to encourage effective learning. All English classes at The Billericay School are mixed ability. As a reflective Department, we are keen to find ways to build on our good practice and to improve our teaching, sharing resources and strategies to improve outcomes for all students. Our GCSE results have been consistently above national averages and English is a popular subject at Key Stage 5. We are currently looking to recruit a new member to our high-achieving and successful and supportive team.

The Vision

Our philosophy is one of flexibility, changing our practices to suit the needs of individual students and various cohorts. We aim to provide the following for each student:

· A broad and challenging curriculum

· Active learning

· Independent learning opportunities

· Personalised learning targets

· A range of teaching methods and styles

· A variety of resources to enhance varied learning styles

· Specific intervention strategies for individual students

English at KS3

Students follow the ARK curriculum. There is a focus on developing competency skills, including working with others, speaking collaboratively, independent learning, resilience and self-evaluation. The aim is to improve grammar and syntax understanding whilst closing the word attainment gap. With the recent, national changes at GCSE and at KS2, KS3 is being continually developed so that challenge and rigour is embedded within innovative and engaging lessons.

English at KS4

We follow the AQA syllabus for both English Language and English Literature. Study of the two courses is integrated, with clearly defined units or study and, again, shared resources. Our success rate for students' progress at GCSE is excellent and we intend to continue to offer our examination classes' high quality teaching to allow them to achieve their full potential.

English at KS5

The numbers of students opting to take one of our two A Level courses is testament to their success and appreciation of their experience at GCSE. We follow the OCR syllabus for English Literature and English Language and Literature. Students takes the full A Level with exams and coursework in Year 13. We take a seminar approach to some of our A Level lessons in response to students' changing needs as scholars and in preparation for their possible transition to higher education.

Main Duties

To participate in the development of appropriate syllabuses, materials and schemes of work.
To be Form Tutor of an assigned form and to carry out related duties in accordance with the general job description of Form Tutor.

General Duties

· To carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with published rosters.

· To participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents relative to the above duties.

Information about the School


Our School offers: • Proven standards of academic excellence • Outstanding educational resources • A commitment to student care and discipline • A vibrant and successful Sixth Form • Enrichment through an extensive and diverse extra-curricular programme

We expect from all our students: • A commitment to hard work and success • Self-reliance and a sense of responsibility • Respect and tolerance for others

The most important resource in any school is its staff. The success of The Billericay School is largely due to our committed, experienced and enthusiastic staff. Our concentration on teaching and learning produces excellent exam results and an orderly atmosphere. The school is committed to high standards in the professional development of its staff and we aim to develop all our employees professionally to improve educational standards, maintain high morale and assist in recruitment and retention.

Our Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory medical checks and 2 satisfactory references.

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

• Employer Pension Contribution • Access to the “Cycle to Work” scheme • Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts) • Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under • Annual onsite flu vaccination programme • Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays • Discounted Tastecard subscription

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact Danielle Ancient, PA to the Headteacher on 01277 655191 or via email to

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in our school and we look forward to hearing from you. More information can be found on our school website:

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

Miss D Ancient
School Road, Billericay
Essex, CM12 9LH
Telephone: 01277 655191

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