Kingswood House welcomes interest from applicants who wish to join a dynamic, forward-thinking seat of learning whose strategic direction is determined by a wish to prepare boys academically, physically and socially for life beyond the school gate.
Teacher of English
Teacher of English
Start: September 2019
Salary: Kingswood House Scale
Location: Epsom, Surrey
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 13 March Interviews: Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 March
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Teacher of English who will work across Years 7, 8 and 9 and help to champion the department. The post may be suitable for a graduate willing to undertake a teaching qualification upon appointment or a NQT. A contribution to the wider context of school life, especially sport or drama, will be advantageous but not essential. The successful applicant will readily identify with the KHS ethos and demonstrate a passion for helping each boy to achieve his potential.
Full details of the post may be obtained by downloading the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply please complete an Application Form and return this to the Bursar, Mrs Sally Witts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, a covering letter to the Headmaster should accompany your application.
Kingswood House is a leading school for boys aged 4-16, situated in a leafy suburb of Epsom, Surrey. Accredited by ISI as “Excellent in all areas”, we are proud to deliver an outstanding all-round education with a strong emphasis on character development, transferable skills and preparation for life beyond the school gate.
Kingswood House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and employing a workforce that reflects the cultural diversity of our society. We expect all staff to share these commitments. We offer great opportunities for professional development and further training. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
A role at this school would suit candidates who are:
Adaptable Collaborative Creative Empathetic Humorous
Intuitive Reliable Supportive Tolerant
In return, Kingswood House offers a rewarding environment in which to work, with small class sizes, and plentiful opportunities for each individual to undertake appropriate personal and professional development.
There is an active and inclusive staff social network with several formal occasions, as well as many more informal events, throughout the academic year.
Kingswood House operates its own salary scale, above the maintained sector, with additional points for responsibility available at the discretion of the Headmaster. All employees are entered into the Teachers Pension Scheme unless they opt out.
New teaching or support staff are assigned a designated mentor who will take them through a robust induction process during their first year in post. The school has a proud record of supporting newly qualified teachers through their first year as well as mentoring graduates through the iPGCE programme in conjunction with the University of Buckingham.
There is a generously proportioned Staff Common Room which offers an excellent space for relaxation as well as a communal work area.
Lunches, which are of a high standard, are available to staff every day.
Accessibility to the school is very straightforward with generous parking on site whilst the mainline train station in Epsom is just a ten minute walk away.