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English Teacher (Maternity Cover)
  • Employer: Lister Community School
  • Reference: Sec/22/219958
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 12:22 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/11/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: MPS/UPS (Inner London)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lister Community School, Newham

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English Teacher (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking to appoint a passionate English teacher to join our English and Media Faculty.

At Lister Community School, we believe that everyone should always aim for excellence, and the English faculty is committed to fulfilling this goal. Our vision is two-fold: firstly, to empower all of our students with excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills, including (working in conjunction with our superb library team) fostering a life-long love of reading. Secondly, we aim to use the study of English as a vehicle through which students may explore philosophy, psychology, and the human condition. English lessons then, are far more than an academic exercise, but a space where students can learn about themselves, and reflect on how they interact with the world around them. The perfect candidate would buy into this vision, and deliver our exciting and dynamic curriculum with passion and enthusiasm, whilst rooting their lessons in high expectations of behaviour and effort.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding teacher of English in a high performing team then an application form can be downloaded directly from this website. Completed applications must be emailed to: 

About Lister Community School

Lister Community School is a large 11-16 Academy at the heart of its community and part of the Newham Community Learning Trust. Our vision is to provide a world class international education for young people in Newham. We believe our young people have the right to the same quality of teaching and range of opportunities as at any school in the country, and our ethos is one of continuous improvement. 

In December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

A positive impact: Our students are courteous, motivated and have high aspirations. You would be working in a school where around 61% of students are identified as Pupil Premium and 60% with EAL and where staff are committed to addressing educational disadvantages.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 28th November 2022 at 9:00am

Interview Date: tbc

Please note that applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close the advert early depending on the volume of applications we receive. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Please note: We do not have parking facilities onsite.

Lister Community School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.

Please note we only accept applications using our standard application form.


Benefits of working with Lister English

Friendly, positive and supportive team with a variety of teaching experience 
Regular Teaching & Learning CPD in faculty meetings
Collaborative planning and shared resourcing 
Clear, centralised behavioural system 
Centralised detention system 
Assessment & feedback policy that focuses on reducing teacher workload and ensuring students can move forward Lister English vision

Lister Students can read a range of fiction and nonfiction with ease and for pleasure
Lister Students can write clearly and accurately.
Lister Students can speak coherently, audibly, eloquently
Lister Students are exposed to powerful knowledge that stretches backwards and forwards within the subject.
Lister Students have a broad and ambitious vocabulary.
Lister Students have transferable mental models for inference and communication
Lister students use English to learn about self-awareness and the human condition

English teacher competencies

Excellent subject knowledge 
Ability to use a range of pedagogical techniques to support student progress
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Integrity and high levels of motivation and commitment.
Proactive approach and efficient time management and prioritisation skills
Genuine interest and passion for the education of young people and the ability to contribute more widely to Lister Community School