Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Contract type: Maternity Cover

Hours of work: Full-time, Term-time

Salary: Competitive

Anticipated start date: 1st September 2024

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 25th June 2024

Location: Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

Swanbourne House School, based between Aylesbury and Winslow is looking to appoint a Teacher of English.

The English Department prides itself on its innovative and collaborative culture, passion for literature and commitment to inspiring students to fulfil their considerable potential. We seek to appoint an outstanding teacher to teach English across the 9 – 13 age range.

Please read the full Candidate Pack for this role here.

Swanbourne House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

Person Specification

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:





  • Educated to degree level in English
  • To be a qualified teacher with QTS status
  • Evidence of continuous INSET and commitment to further professional development.

Specialist Skills & Experience .

  • Experience of teaching English at Key Stage 2 and 3
  • To have a clear understanding of the Primary National Curriculum and its application.
  • The ability to teach a wide range of subjects across the primary age range.
  • To be able to use effectively a variety of teaching and organisational styles and resources including IT.
  • To be able to monitor, assess, record and report pupil’s progress.
  • Understanding of the importance of data and how to use this to drive standards in attainment and prioritise next steps.
  • To understand and know the statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, SEND Code of Practice and Safeguarding Children.
  • An understanding of how to plan for SEND.
  • To motivate and inspire pupils
  • Ability to help pupils become independent learners
  • Knowledge of Senior School Entrance examinations and access arrangements is desirable, but not essential.

Personal Qualities

  • In all areas of school life, staff are expected to lead by example and demonstrate and uphold the values and principles that we wish the pupils to learn
  • Successfully build partnerships with parents and the wider School community
  • To be able to develop a creative curriculum
  • A good team player
  •  Working collaboratively between Schools
  • The ability to communicate effectively in a verbal and written form to a range of audiences.
  • Well organised and punctual
  • Has the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to recieving your application.