Teacher of English (Maternity Cover, with the strong possibility of becoming permanent)

Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0BJ
£25714 - £41604 (1.0 FTE)
13 Jun 2022
10 Jul 2022
Job Ref
Victoria Reynolds
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Pay Scale: Teachers Main Pay/ Upper Pay Scale

Contract type: Full-time or Part-time (TTO, 39 Weeks)

Contract term: Temporary (until end of colleagues’ Maternity Leave initially with the strong possibility of becoming permanent)

Commencement: October 2022

About the Role:

Higham Lane School is delighted to welcome applications for the post of Temporary Teacher of English (maternity cover initially with the strong possibility of becoming permanent) for October 2022 start.

Higham Lane is a large, 11-18 comprehensive academy, set on an attractive site on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border, easily accessible due to excellent road, train and bus connections.

Achievement in all its forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual is equally valued in our diverse five-year, knowledge-rich curriculum. We were extremely pleased to have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2019, one of only a small number of schools in England to have achieved the highest rating that year.  We are enormously proud to have performed in the top 20% (yes that’s top 20%!) of schools in England for student progress at GCSE in 2019.  (As you are aware, schools have not published results for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic). We are also delighted to have achieved impressive A level results in our high-performing Sixth Form. Our progress figures indicate that our teaching and learning and student behaviour and engagement are excellent! We are also delighted that the Department for Education has given us permission to open a new secondary Free School, Higham Lane North Academy, within the next few years after we have formed a new Multi Academy Trust. In July 2021, we were granted World Class Schools status, one of a very small number of schools to achieve this.

Our school has a strong ethos based on mutual respect between students and staff and very clear expectations regarding students’ effort and behaviour. We enjoy an excellent reputation with parents/carers and are always over-subscribed. You will find a happy, caring and purposeful environment at Higham Lane. Students get on exceptionally well, both with each other and with our staff, who take pride in working here. Our students are encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives and to reach the highest standards, irrespective of their ability.   We encourage them to “Be the best you can be!”

At Higham Lane, our staff are our most precious resource. We are committed to offering you: 

  • excellent continuous professional development
  • reduced workload
  • behaviour for learning that empowers teachers to teach and students to learn
  • a range of imaginative approaches to ensure staff wellbeing.

Key Requirements:

Applications are invited from suitably-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers to teach English at Key Stage 3 and GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature at Key Stage 4.           

How to Apply:

Please complete the Application Form, as well as the Equality Details Form, that you will find on the School’s website (www.highamlaneschool.co.uk) and email them to jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk, indicating in the message title the post you are applying for.  

If you would like to have a chat about this post, please contact Kally Somel Subject Leader for English, on 024 7638 8123.

Please click here for a Job Specification.

We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers. 

The closing date for applications is as soon as possible. In the event of receiving a significant number of applications, we reserve the right to close this advertisement early.

Additional Information:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will also be taken through the School's vetting procedure. Higham Lane School is also strongly committed to protecting personal data.  Our Privacy Notice, which can be found under the GDPR section on the School website, describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.


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