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Second in Charge (2ic) - English

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary: ILPS + TLR 2C
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
7th May 2024 11:59 AM
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Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1416966


Salary: ILPS + TLR 2C

Thank you very much for your enquiry about the post of 2ic English at Dunraven School. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our thriving and oversubscribed school. Successful candidates will be required to teach English across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.


Dunraven Educational Trust was established in 2016. It now incorporates Dunraven’s All Through School, Van Gogh Primary and Goldfinch Primary. DET is a trust committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

We want an educational experience which provides excellence for - and expects it from - everyone. We know that this is best achieved in a school where:

the offer is broad, balanced, inclusive, enriching and effective in meeting the needs of young people;

staff and students are supported and challenged to be the best versions of themselves;

relationships are positive, well established and healthy;

practice is based on evidence and underpinned by the notion that ‘we can always do better’.

We are clear that this supports the development of children and young people (and adults) who are: resilient, courteous, optimistic, hardworking, self-disciplined, enthusiastic and creative.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established.
  • In 2018 the Dunraven Educational Trust began working in partnership with two primary schools. Van Gogh Primary joined the Trust on 1 September 2018 and was followed by Goldfinch in January 2019.
  • In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.
  • a range of wellbeing benefits including a choice of two bicycle schemes and 24/7 employee assistance.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 7 May at noon

Interviews will take place during week commencing shortly afterwards.

We reserve the right to close early for an exceptional candidate


Candidates will be expected to have the following skills and knowledge:

  • A experience of or understanding of the philosophy underpinning and delivery of English
  • A thorough knowledge of their subject area, particularly in relation to the new National Curriculum, GCSE, and 16-19 developments.
  • The appropriate skills required to be an efficient and effective teacher and interest in developing this practice further.
  • The ability to plan, organise, assess, monitor and evaluate effectively, and to maintain a stimulating learning environment. Knowledge of assessment including at Advanced Level.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective skills in the use of ICT, particularly in relation to English programmes.
  • The skills required to be an effective form tutor.
  • The ability to devise strategies for implementing policies leading to equality of opportunity.
  • An understanding of and commitment to whole-school issues in a diverse school and the willingness to be involved in all aspects of the work of the department and to contribute to the wider life of the school.
  • The potential to develop management and leadership qualities.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and candidates will be expected to teach a sample lesson.

Please note: Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. Safer recruitment checks will be completed as part of the recruitment process. Dunraven is a non-smoking and non-vaping environment.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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