To start in September 2024, we are seeking an exceptional English teacher who is able to develop and inspire our pupils and be part of our vibrant School community.

The role

You will be a dynamic and committed classroom teacher who is not only a highly competent teacher but who is also able to contribute your own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the department, and participate in and contribute to the life of the school as a whole. In return the School is committed to helping you develop further as a teacher by supporting you with appropriate professional development.

You will be required to carry out the general professional duties of a school teacher under the reasonable direction of the Head and to perform such particular duties that from time to time which may reasonably be assigned you by the Head.

The department

The department follows the Cambridge International A level specification which allows pupils and teachers to explore a rich set of seven texts, both traditionally canonical and more diverse. Sixth form interest is high with a pupil-led poetry society and regular visits by speakers broadening the pupils’ experience. All department members support an evening programme to prepare pupils to read English at university. At Key Stage 4, the pupils follow the Edexcel IGCSE courses in both Literature and Language whilst Key Stage 3 offers members of the department the opportunities to inspire pupils through literary texts and a love of language.

The department is closely associated with the School’s thriving debating and public speaking societies.

The town

Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire, famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl theatre. The town has a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries. Encircled by the river Nene, the town is also blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with many picturesque villages nearby.

To apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, complete and return an application form and the supplement to the application form before the closing date. Please note CV submissions cannot be accepted.

Application closing date: Thursday 18th April 2024 (9am)
Interview date: Thursday 25th April 2024

Information Pack

Application Form

Supplement to the Application Form

Oundle School and Laxton Junior School are proud to be equal opportunity employers and we welcome applications from all. Both Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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