• Salary: MPS/UPS (potential TLR for the right candidate)
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Start Date: February or sooner
  • Closing Date: Noon, 23 November 2022

We are a highly supportive school with strong subject and senior leadership to help you develop. We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic  professional to join our English department; someone who is passionate about their subject, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning. The English department comprises of 11 full-time English teachers, including a Curriculum Leader who is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team. We work collaboratively to support each other both with the demands of our work and our wellbeing.

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge including experience of a number of GCSE specifications. They will be able to deliver English up to KS4 and deliver both GCSE English Language and GCSE English iterature. An interest in teaching KS5 would also be an advantage as we look to  expand English into our growing 6th Form.

We will offer you:

  • Priority admissions for school staff
  • 10% discount on pre-school places
  • 10% discount on Primary wraparound care
  • 25% discount on the use of the Lettings facilities (sport pitches, sports hall, drama studios, Community suite, party rooms)
  • State of the art gym for staff use
  • Access to Teacher Pension Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free employee assistant programme – 24/7 phone line for free emotional, bereavement and financial concerns
  • Discount at a local coffee shop
  • Free hot drinks in staff room. We love our Wellbeing Wednesdays where we offer free pastries/cookies and fruit to all staff!
  • Financial support with any self-directed CPD such as MAs
  • Large free car park
  • Five minutes’ walk to the train station (direct train to London Marylebone in 40
  • minutes)
  • 30 minutes to Bicester shopping village

Quotations from the last Ofsted visit January 2019:

  • “Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership.”
  • “The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils’ conduct is calm and orderly.”
  • “Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members’ well-being and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school.”
  • “Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced  colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer.”
  • “Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts.”
  • “Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy.”

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

CVs will not be accepted unless they accompany a completed application form which can be downloaded from below. For further information, please contact Mrs E Perrin, HR Manager at

Safeguarding Statement

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.