Teacher of English

Permanent, full time

Flexible working options available

Salary: According to experience

To start: September 2023


The Bulmershe School are looking to employ an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of English and/or Media Studies to join our friendly and experienced English department. The candidate should have strong subject knowledge and an interest in curriculum development. They should be passionate about delivering the best possible English Literature and Language curricula with a focus on raising student aspiration and attainment. The post is suitable for experienced teachers, however, due to the supportive culture at The Bulmershe, this post is also suitable for an ECT.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Teach EDEXCEL A-level English Language and Literature
  • Teach EDEXCEL English Language and Literature GCSE
  • Teach to the English National Curriculum for years 7-9 
  • If possible, teach Edquas Media Studies to KS4 and KS5
  • Pro-active lesson planning and marking
  • Responsible for the learning and achievement of all students in your classes, ensuring equality of opportunity for all
  • Responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
  • Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of students
  • Act within the statutory frameworks, which set out professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards (2020)
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

The Ideal Candidate should

  • have experience of teaching English
  • have excellent verbal and written skills
  • be an inspirational and student-centred teacher who has high expectations of all learners
  • be able to motivate students of all levels and abilities to achieve their aspirations
  • be a team player
  • be energetic with a self-assured attitude
  • be confident and keen for career progression
  • be committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school

Why join The Bulmershe School

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the community. We are a mixed local authority, 11-18 school of approximately 1,400 students, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We work closely with our parents, partners and feeder school to achieve the best outcomes for all of our students. We were rated as ‘Good’ in our last OFSTED report and are aiming for Outstanding.

We believe that The Bulmershe is a school where you can really make a difference. To find out more about The Bulmershe School and this specific opportunity, please take a look at the attached vacancy pack. We look forward to your application.

How to Apply

  1. If you’d like to find out more about role, the school, or to talk to us about options for flexible working call:
  2. 0118 935 3353 to arrange to meet us for coffee and a chat
  3. Ready to apply? Please complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted)
  4. Email your application to the Assistant School Business Manager, Ms Bagley: vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk


The Bulmershe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Note: This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation.


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Equal Opportunities Form 06th Feb 2023 Download
Teacher Application Form 18th Jan 2023 Download
Vacancy Pack - Teacher of English 10th Mar 2023 Download