Subject Leader of English and Literacy or Teacher of English - Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit
Teachers Pay Scale (+ TLR 2(3) £6,213)
Temporary post to cover a maternity leave
Required from June 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
There is a vacancy for an enthusiastic and dynamic English and Literacy Subject Leader committed to supporting disadvantaged young people to build their self esteem through achieving accredited programmes of learning at Francis Barber PRU. You will be teaching groups of KS3 and KS4 pupils in a supportive environment on both the PRU sites. Francis Barber works with groups of pupils who have found it challenging in mainstream schools or who have moved into the borough and are awaiting a school place.
Francis Barber is a good PRU with many outstanding features, our most recent Ofsted inspection was in December 2017 and recognised the supportive environment created. We have a wide variety of pupils on roll including pupils who are excluded or dual registered, those undergoing statutory assessment or have an EHCP. Many of the pupils have faced challenges within mainstream schools. Some continue to be challenging within the PRU but there is a strong staff team helping the young people to manage their behaviour within a supportive and caring school-like environment.
If you enjoy working with young people, have initiative and are a good team player we would welcome your application. Within this setting there is scope for further leadership opportunities for a highly experienced candidate.
The English Subject Leader will be able to teach high quality and engaging lessons. S/he will lead a team committed to raising the achievement of all our pupils and helping the year 11’s to gain good results in the iGCSE exams. The exam board and accreditations offered are always under review. Many pupils also gain accreditations through the AQA Unit Awards, and Functional Skills literacy tests at Level 1 and level 2. S/he will have a good understanding of how to help pupils raise their basic literacy skills and in conjunction with the SENCo be able to plan appropriate individualised programmes.
If you enjoy working with young people, have initiative and are a good team player we would welcome your application.
The person appointed will have Qualified Teacher Status and will have registered with the GTC. For further information or an informal chat email the Deputy Headteacher Rachel Eddolls on firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please download an application pack from the Wandsworth Council website which can be found via the ‘visit website’ button at the top of this page.
Please email completed applications to
Closing date: 07 June 2019 (at noon)
Interviews: week commencing 10 June 2019
References will be taken prior to interview
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to a DBS check.
CVs are not accepted.
Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit
LONDON SW17 8HE
Tel: 0208 672 0771
Fax: 0208 682 4654
Headteacher: Ms Jackie Addison
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils