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Required for January 2024

Teacher of English

Sir Harry Smith Community College is looking to appoint an English Teacher to join our forward thinking, dynamic school that provides high quality learning and Teaching.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of English on a permanent contract from January 2024 or sooner for the right candidate. The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom practitioner, able to deliver English at all key stages. We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and ECTs and can offer excellent professional development, guidance, and support.

 The successful candidates will have: 

  • An excellent track record of raising attainment
  • Proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff
  • The ability to support and raise the expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities
  • A desire to share experiences and good practice with colleagues

Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. It is a calm and safe place, where staff and students work hard, achieve a great deal, and enjoy excellent working relationships. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.   

In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”

If you would like an information pack, please visit our website   For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mrs V Middleton, Curriculum Manager at   

Application deadline is 9am Thursday 28th September 2023. Please send completed application forms, together with a letter no more that two sides of A4, of introduction to: 
(We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post). 

Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment history references. The schools holds letters of assurance for such staff, for agency and third party supply staff, that the employment business supplying the member of supply staff has carried out the relevant checks and obtained the appropriate certificates, the date this confirmation was received and whether details of any enhanced DBS certificate have been provided in respect of the member of staff.