Teacher of English/Humanities - Kingdown School

Reference Number: KD50


As a forward-looking and innovative school we are seeking to appoint a highly skilled Teacher of English/Humanities to join our friendly and successful team.

Temporary fixed term September 2019 to 31/08/2020
Required: As soon as possible in Autumn Term 2019
(Individual circumstances will be taken into consideration)

This is an outstanding opportunity for an NQT or experienced teacher to join our highly successful English and Humanities Departments.  QTS status is essential. An ability to teach across the full age and ability range up to A Level is desirable.

Kingdown School is ranked in the top 10 secondary schools in Wiltshire situated in Warminster in the heart of beautiful rural Wiltshire with excellent links to Salisbury, Bath, Bristol and the South-West. Kingdown School is an academy under the Acorn Education Trust providing exciting opportunities to improve local education and draw on the collective experience of a Trust.

All full time English teachers have their own room well-furnished with PC, projector and whiteboard.  Our schemes of work across all three key stages are well-resourced and are added to regularly. There is an excellent resource room, with kitchenette and well-stocked biscuit barrel!  Upstairs is an attractive, comfortable Learning Resources Centre and nearby a separate ICT room which currently houses 30 PCs.  Working conditions are therefore excellent and enable English teachers to keep closely in touch and share ideas..  

All humanities departments are very successful with good GCSE and A level numbers. Each department has dedicated classrooms each with a computer and digital projector, and an office space. We have developed our own detailed schemes of work across all key stages, and utilise a range of resources including textbooks, reference books and electronic materials.


For the successful candidate we can offer:

•    enthusiastic, friendly and hardworking students with excellent attitudes to learning;
•    a caring and supportive community environment;
•    a commitment to health and wellbeing of staff;
•    a commitment to professional development;
•    the opportunity to work effectively with other schools as part of a multi-academy trust.

For more information on this role please see attached documents or contact Anna Williams, Deputy Headteacher, at wi@kingdown.wilts.sch.uk. To apply, please complete the application form via the TES website and send a letter of application addressed to the Headteacher, via email, to Miss Rebecca Krzyzosiak (PA to Headteacher) at rak@kingdown.wilts.sch.uk. Tel: 01985 224264.

Interviews: TBC

Kingdown School, as part of the Acorn Education Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Services) check will be required for the successful candidate.  We are an equal opportunities employer

Salary: MPS/UPS (£23,720 - £39,405)

Closing date for applications: 6 September 2019, 12.00pm

Interview Date: 9 September 2019