English Teacher (additional responsibilities available for the right candidate)

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About the role

We are looking for an experienced and committed English teacher to join our established team, who has a passion for teaching and enjoys building positive relationships with young people to help them achieve more than they thought possible. The successful candidate must have an appropriate teaching qualification and be qualified to degree level. They should be a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional, an excellent classroom practitioner of all key stages and have a desire to support students from deprived backgrounds.

 We welcome applications from ECTs and experienced teachers.  There are additional responsibilities available for the right candidate.

 The Astley Cooper School is an increasingly popular oversubscribed secondary school in Hemel Hempstead. At Astley Cooper, we strive for the very best for all our staff and students. The school is situated at the edge of Hemel Hempstead, serving a diverse demographic. The school is within easy access of the M1/M25 and the train station.

 The school is proud to be part of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme due to be completed in Summer 2023. This huge investment in our school has seen our cohort numbers increase as well our profile in the community. The school will have state of the art facilities including a leisure centre, swimming pool and new science laboratory/classrooms benefiting staff, students and our wider community for many years to come.

 We are committed to ensuring that when students leave, they have become successful, well-rounded, and confident individuals prepared to succeed in the modern world.

 As a school we are pleased to be able to offer:

Ø A competitive salary

Ø Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Ø Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Ø Vivup – a HCC cash back scheme

Ø Mentoring for our ECT colleagues

Ø A comprehensive CPD programme for all colleagues

 Visits to the school are welcomed or should you wish to discuss this role further please contact the Subject Leader, Ms Nikkie Protheroe either by telephone: 01442 394141 or email via the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Louise Dorey at admin@astleycooper.herts.sch.uk. Further details about the school can also be found on the school website www.astleycooper.herts.sch.uk.


If you have not heard from the school by the closing date of this advert, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received


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Contact details

Mrs Louise Dorey , PA to Headteacher
The Astley Cooper School St Agnells Lane Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP2 7HL

Telephone: 01442 394141
Fax: 01442 401407
Email: admin@astleycooper.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.astleycooper.herts.sch.uk
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