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Teacher of English

Contract type: Full Time. Permanent
Location: Based at The Kingsway School, Foxland Road, Gatley, Cheadle, SK8 4QX
Required from: September 2023
Salary: Main Scale and UPS (ECT welcome)
Closing date : 9am Friday 9th June 2023
Interview date : TBC

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. There may be an opportunity for additional responsibility for the right candidate.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Kingsway School for a teacher of English to join an excellent team of highly dedicated professionals in a leading department within the school. The English department have successfully achieved consistently high outcomes for our students, with an average of a third of our GCSE cohorts achieving a grade 7-9. Our curriculum at both KS3 and KS4 is diverse, stimulating and ambitious, where students are inspired by their learning and have opportunities to tackle complex concepts, as recognised in our recent Ofsted report. We are looking to appoint a passionate, dynamic and committed member of staff to join our team in teaching both KS3 and KS4 to ensure our students achieve the highest levels and their full potential. An ideal candidate will have a strong enthusiasm for the subject and be able to transmit this to their pupils, have a vision for future development in the teaching of English and a desire to contribute to the wealth of opportunities beyond the classroom.


The Kingsway School is a large and diverse secondary school, with a commitment to providing all students, regardless of background or circumstance, with the opportunity to achieve. Professional development is at the core of our school, providing staff with plenty of opportunities to gain experience in and out of subject specialism, creating an exciting opportunity for you to develop and flourish in our school that has a constant vision of improvement and is part of a thriving school community.


If you would like to work in an ambitious school that places students at the centre of our education and curriculum, then we would like to hear from you.

Our school is committed to the safe-guarding of young people and candidates will be expected to adhere to these expectations.

Education Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, educating over 3500 pupils from age 2 to 16 in the Greater Manchester area. We are very proud of our inclusive ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve and provide over 450 employees with an inspiring and innovative place to work, with exceptional training and development opportunities.

As a Trust employee you will receive excellent benefits, including a highly competitive salary, well-regarded pension scheme, excellent career development opportunities and support for your health and wellbeing, with our award-winning employee assistance programme.

Our vision at ELT is to create an exceptional learning journey for all, by providing:
● exciting, innovative and challenging learning communities
● school improvement strategies arising from evidenced based research and professional enquiry
● opportunities for professional development and leadership
● a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of individual settings
● Innovation in practice by recognising the value of learning partnerships, both locally and nationally

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices. This is in line with statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002. All offers of employment are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and vetting checks. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We are committed to fulfilling our Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

We expect the successful candidate to have the necessary standard of spoken English, as described under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty that requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English (or English or Welsh in Wales).

Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form, CVs alone will not be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

For further information, Job Description and Application Form please visit the Staff Vacancies Section on our website at


Please return applications to for the attention of Naomi Dean, Head of Department.

If you would value an informal discussion about the post, please contact Naomi Dean, Head of Department,

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