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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Teacher of English

From September 2019, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of English who is keen to support and enable students to achieve across the 11-18 range.

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is a forward thinking and exciting educational environment.  We pride ourselves on providing a supportive professional environment where high performing practitioners have ample opportunity to develop and grow.  

The successful candidate will join a well-resourced and experienced English department in a school that is committed to staff induction, support and investment.

This is a full time permanent position which will be paid on the TMS/UPS.  We welcome applications from both Newly Qualified and Experienced Teachers.


English Department - Information for Candidates

Aylesford’s English department is recognised as a successful department within the school and Warwickshire; with 64% of Year Eleven students attaining G4+ in GCSE English and  71% of Year Eleven students gaining G4+ in GCSE English Literature, alongside impressive performances at G8 and G9 for both GCSEs.  At KS4, we follow AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature and create an approach which prepares students for their examinations effectively and in an engaging way.  We support our students for their studies offering extra tuition as needed to secure high achievement although the success principally stems from excellent teaching and learning in the classroom.

In addition, achievement in our A Levels, English Language and English Literature, is very good to outstanding and our A level courses are popular with students. A great deal of planning is given over to ensure that students complete N.E.A.s to the best of their ability and exam success is supported by focused preparation and practice. The exam boards for A level are currently AQA for English Language and English Literature (Specification A, Option B).

We have established collaborative units of work at KS3 that are continually reviewed and amended to ensure adaptation and flexibility revising schemes in discussion as a department and in light of curriculum reviews. We ensure effective balance between reading, writing and speaking and listening through units for each year group. We offer independent learning units for homework in one half term of each of Year 7 and 8 as well as homeworks focused on spelling and grammar accuracy. In addition, Year 7 students follow the Accelerated Reader Programme.

A strong and enthusiastic team of colleagues has been established and our way of working is collaboratively, ensuring all members of the department contribute not only to our curriculum but also within the wider school. Professional development is important and we encourage staff to partake in a wide array of events in school life. We pride ourselves are delivering creative and innovative lessons which support critical thinking and develop analytical skills. 

We look forward to having a new member of the team who shares our passion for turning students’ potential in to reality and who recognises the importance of team work and is committed to raising standards further.

Miss Philippa Yeardley, Head of English


We welcome candidates to visit the school beforehand to meet the English department and allow us to answer any questions you may have.

Please email completed application forms FAO Anna Timson, HR Officer & Headteacher’s PA at

or post to:- Miss A Timson, Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6XR.

Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd June 2019

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2019

Interviews date to be arranged.

Please telephone 01926 747100 or email with any queries or to arrange a visit to the School.

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to two positive references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.