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Vacancy: Teacher of English

Salary:  Mainscale/UPS  + SEN

Full Time

Maternity leave


Required for term 5 2015

Coln House School is a weekly boarding school for 35 boys and girls aged 9 - 16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. We are an educational center, so we only use the best and proven resources and materials, and all our research has a strong contextual part because we buy phd thesis and therefore we want to choose only qualified teachers for our school. The school is situated on the edge of the growing Cotswold market town of Fairford, about 8 miles from Cirencester and 15 miles from Swindon.

We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic teacher of English to join our team in this uniquely challenging and rewarding environment to teach from KS3 to KS4. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the subject at the school. Suitable candidates will have imagination, creativity, flexibility and originality and will provide a caring, safe and supportive role model. You will clearly understand the rigorous requirements of the profession and will be willing to be held to account for the achievement, attainment and progression of each individual student.

Our academic expectations are high, but we are equally committed to the personal development of our students. This dedication is a pre-requisite. Due to its residential nature, Coln House demands an actively pastoral approach toward students. A full contribution to the pastoral and wider curricular life of the school is required.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be dynamic and supportive with the ability to provide lessons that captivate and encourage students of all abilities. You will have a clear knowledge of current developments in the teaching of English as well as the ability to successfully work in partnership with colleagues to plan and teach. Ideally, you will have experience of working with children with special educational needs and you will have experience of teaching functional skills or other level 1 qualifications.

If you have the energy, empathy and a passion to work as part of a team in a truly child-centered environment we would warmly welcome your application.

An Information pack can be found on our website or can be requested from Heather Paterson at the school.  We encourage informal visits from prospective candidates – call Mrs Sarah Provan, Assistant Headteacher, to make an appointment.

To apply, please complete the application form (which can be downloaded from our website) and either post it for the attention of Heather Paterson, Coln House School, Horcott Road, Fairford GL7 4DB or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Unaccompanied CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications:  2nd February 2015  Interview Date:  10th February 2015

 Application Form

Information Pack