Teacher of English

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English for a full-time, two-year, fixed-term contract, starting in September. 

Dates:                                         Job start September 2024

Salary:                                        MPS or UPS

Location:                                   Southampton

Contract type:                        Full Time, 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

St George Catholic College was graded Outstanding in all areas by OFSTED in June 2023. It is an oversubscribed school, with a proven track record of continued success currently ranked in the top 150 schools nationally for progress. It is a college in which we have a commitment to knowing every student and ensuring they fulfil their potential.  We see ourselves as a family who are determined to get the best out of each other. In our 2023 OFSTED report it stated that “This is a truly inclusive and welcoming school. The school’s ASPIRE values are understood and treasured by the whole community. Leaders have established a highly aspirational culture where pupils want to work hard and achieve well. Pupils are supported to do their best by teachers who they share warm and respectful relationships with.” The latest Catholic school’s inspection in May 2023 also judged the school’s Catholic Life and Mission to be outstanding.

The English department plays a key role in the College’s achievement and development, and the department is a driven and cohesive team who demand the best from each other and from their students. The right candidate would benefit from entering a supportive environment with a wide range of skills, innovation and experience. There is no expectation to be Catholic and we would welcome Early Career Teachers, or more experienced teachers, to apply. This post is initially for a fixed term period of 2 years to cover a maternity leave. There will be consideration to make it permanent in the future.

The English Department is a consistently ‘Outstanding’ team of eight full time specialist teachers, who achieve outstanding results with the students they teach. 93% of students achieved a Grade 4 (Standard pass) and above, 83% achieved a Grade 5 (Strong Pass) and above, and 37% achieved a Grade 7 and above in 2023, which is significantly above the national average. The department has a strong track record for developing staff, their teaching and achieving outstanding outcomes in a supportive team environment.

For further details of this exciting opportunity, please fill out the relevant application forms on the vacancies section of our website, www.stgcc.co.uk and return to Mrs Jeanine Bonavia, PA to the Headteacher, at headpa@stgcc.co.uk by the deadline below.   Visits to the college are highly encouraged, and can be arranged by contacting Mr Chris Rogers, Head of English, at crogers@stgcc.co.uk or if you have any questions or queries please get in touch.

RECRUITMENT: Benefits of working here:

  • A friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Optional Private healthcare
  • Free on-site multi gym
  • Reduced rate for Lettings
  • Nursery less than five minutes’ drive away
  • Long-term career opportunities
  • Access to nationally-accredited qualifications, including NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH
  • Easy access to Southampton city centre, Eastleigh, the M27 and the M3
  • An opportunity to be a part of an enthusiastic, creative and motivated department
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
  • A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2023 – 9.00am

Interview date: TBC

Please note, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications which meet the criteria.

St George Catholic College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.   The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mr James Habberley
St George Catholic College
Leaside Way
SO16 3DQ  
(Tel: 023 8032 2603)