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Required for January 2025 (or sooner)

Teacher of English


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.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of English on a permanent contract from January 2025. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and inspirational classroom practitioner to deliver English at Key Stage 3 and 4 and ideally, but not essential, at Key Stage 5. We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and ECTs and can offer excellent professional development, guidance, and support.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • An excellent track record of contributing to and raising attainment.
  • Proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students.
  • 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 that is proud of its traditional values. 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.   

We are a ‘good’ school. Our February 2024 Ofsted recognised that:

‘The majority of pupils want to do well. They understand that their teachers want them to achieve high standards. Pupils trust the teachers who have developed positive relationships with them. They work hard for these teachers and produce high quality work.

'The school has redesigned its curriculum. It has thought carefully about how to inspire pupils. The school has a well-planned and ambitious programme of learning. The school has ensured that the curriculum reflects the diversity of modern life. Pupils explain how they celebrate difference. The school has planned so all pupils have access to the curriculum without limitation. This includes those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)’

‘The provision for students in the sixth form is strong. Teachers’ expert subject knowledge and delivery ensures students learn well. Students develop deep understanding of complex and abstract concepts. Students confidently apply these to different situations, effectively drawing together what they know.

If you would like an information pack, please visit our website   For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mrs Kate Simpson-Holley via email on or contact the college on 01733 703991

Application deadline is 10 am, Friday 12th July 2024. Please send completed application forms, together with a letter of application, no longer than two sides of A4 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.