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Teacher of English

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
17th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1411863



Required for September 2024

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed and outstanding all-through school. Successful candidates will be required to teach English to KS3 and KS4.


Dunraven Educational Trust was established in 2016. 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. 

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;
  • 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;
  • 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 17 April 2024.

Interviews will take place from 22 April 2024

We reserve the right to close early for an exceptional candidate


The English Department at Dunraven School includes a team of ten specialist teachers. It is a popular and respected department, held in high regard by students and staff alike. Results across all three key stages are very good and significantly above the national average. As far as possible, teachers have the opportunity to work at all levels, from Years 7 to 13.

The English Department's lessons aim to be stimulating and enjoyable, but rigorous in their delivery of ambitious learning objectives for students. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is varied and challenging, and has been recently refreshed in light of the recent changes at GCSE. Assessment is diagnostic and on-going, based on targeted units of work in KS3 and an interleaved curriculum at KS4 and KS5.

The members of the Department have worked closely together to establish a shared vision that combines academic rigour within the curriculum and extracurricular opportunities including theatre visits, creative writing club, poetry performance evenings, a comprehensive public speaking programme and debating from Years 7 to 13.

All students are entered for both language and literature at GCSE and we follow the AQA syllabus. At Key Stage 5, students follow the AQA Literature Spec A syllabus for the linear A-level The Department works collaboratively and has a regular pattern of meetings and workshops to develop effective practice. All teaching rooms have an interactive whiteboard and projector.

All teachers are members of both a Departmental Team and a Year Team, either as a tutor or co-tutor. All staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school in addition to the core tasks of preparation, teaching, marking and assessing progress.

We look forward to receiving your application.


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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