Head of English and Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

City of Westminster, London
Date Posted:12 Apr 2019

Head of English and Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

City of Westminster, London
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Are you an English specialist primary or secondary trained teacher who is interested in a Head of English and Upper KS2 Teacher position in an independent school in central London…?

Tradewind Recruitment are working exclusively in partnership with an independent Jewish preparatory school in the Westminster area, who are looking to recruit a Head of English from September 2019. The role will involve leading English across the school as well as teaching an Upper Key Stage 2 class, with a roughly 50-60% teaching timetable. A competitive salary is available in line with experience (MPS 1-6 Inner London - £29,663-£40,371 plus TLR).

The Head of English is central to the school's continued success at 11+ and the successful candidate should possess a sound knowledge of the KS2 English National Curriculum and experience of preparing pupils for 11+ or Key Stage 2 SATs.

Although a primary setting, due to the English specialism element of this role, the school are open to receiving applications from primary or secondary English trained teachers.

This Jewish preparatory school seeks to imbue its' students with a love of learning of both secular and Jewish studies, with 25% of pupil timetable dedicated to Jewish studies. The school has a one form entry and roll of 175 girls and boys aged 2-11.

This Head of English and KS2 Teacher role will involve the following responsibilities:
*Take responsibility for leading
*Regularly liaise with Director of Studies on curriculum development and pupil progress within English across the school
*Plan, prepare and teach stimulating lessons to an upper Key Stage 2 class, according to the educational needs of assigned pupils, including the setting and marking of both class work and homework
*Maintain a positive learning environment through classroom management among the pupils and safeguarding their health and safety
*Preparation of pupils for secondary school and selective school examinations
*Assess, record and report on the development, progress, and attainment of pupils

Benefits of working at this school:
*Class sizes are small (around 16 pupils) and with a favourable ratio of teachers to children - as little as 1:5 depending on age and need - the school's programmes of learning have the flexibility for differentiation.
*The curriculum offers the balance of an enriched secular education and the most comprehensive and fulfilling Jewish Studies programme of learning.
*The parents are extremely supportive of the school and this vital partnership is most important to the success of the child.

Although a Jewish faith school, the school are not as orthodox in comparison to other Jewish schools, and the 25% Jewish studies is delivered by specialist teachers, leaving additional time for PPA. Because the school also respects the Sabbath this means that for most the year the school closes at lunchtime for students on a Friday.

The ideal candidate for this Head of English and KS2 Teacher role will be:
*A primary or secondary trained teacher with QTS or equivalent, either with an English related degree or with primary English subject leadership experience
*Open-minded, self-evaluative and adaptable to changing circumstances
*A teacher who has a willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school
*A teacher with experience of preparing students for SATs or entrance examinations such as 11+

Location: The school is based in Maida Vale, North West Central London, with easy access via Bakerloo and Overground lines, and within 15 minutes of Oxford Circus and Baker Street stations.

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
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*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
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*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join us and be successful in this Head of English and KS2 Teacher role you will need to:
*Hold QTS status or equivalent teaching qualification
*This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply' to be considered for this great position as Head of English and KS2 Teacher in Westminster, Inner London. Or for more information about the role, contact Adam Chester on 0207 845 5450 option 1 / adam.chester@twrecruitment.com

We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.

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