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Information on remote education:  At Thames we started online learning on the first day of lockdown in March 2020. During lockdowns we deliver the curriculum according to the regular school timetable. It has been adapted where necessary to streamline and enhance the remote learning experience using G suite apps. If necessary pupils borrow a school laptop. 

Lessons are taught live with aspects continued off screen or in pupils' own time. We recognise that screen fatigue needs to be avoided despite our capability for 100% live lessons. Sport provision has been adapted with some live sessions and clubs take place live on Friday afternoons.  We expect pupils to be on time to lessons, fully engaged, with cameras on and to be completing all work to the best of their ability. If there are any connectivity issues we expect pupils to be proactive in seeking out work to be covered, for example by accessing the materials in their subject google classrooms.

Subject teachers and form tutors keep in regular contact with pupils. Feedback and assessment takes place through teachers' marking of work online, live questioning, handwritten & scanned uploads, and a variety of online assessment formats which may include forms, Q&A and polls. LSA and one to one provision continues online as it does in person. Self isolating pupils can access the learning in exactly the same way as others who are learning remotely.


Thames Christian School, Wye Street, London, SW11 2HB
Company No. 3986193 Charity No. 1081666
Registered office in the UK: 8-10 South Street, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7PF

Chair of Trustees: Marie-Louise Wells 
The Chair of Trustees may be contacted c/o the registered office or the school address


Teacher of English

From September 2021: Applications are welcomed from individuals with a passion for English, either NQTs or teachers in the early stages of their career. The successful applicant will teach English across KS3 and KS4 with the possibility of teaching KS5 in due course. This post is permanent, full time.

Pupils follow an English curriculum that has been carefully crafted to maximise appreciation and engagement with literature and language, whilst rigorously preparing students for the OCR GCSE examinations. Many pupils participate in national competitions such as the ISA essay competition and Young Writers, and have had notable successes over the past few years. There is scope for the successful applicant to create further imaginative co-curricular opportunities for our pupils.

The role:

  • Teaching English across Key Stage 3 and 4 and possibly Key Stage 5
  • Working from existing schemes of learning and also creating new, well-differentiated schemes of learning and resources
  • Preparing pupils for English Language and English Literature GCSE.

The post is open to an excellent teacher who will:

  • Be a graduate with an English related degree, however a degree in English Literature would be an advantage.
  • Have experience in either the private or maintained system
  • Have a commitment to embracing challenges and raising pupil attainment
  • Be a creative, inventive and dedicated classroom practitioner with a real passion for your subject
  • Have an exceptional eye for detail
  • Be excited by the school’s vision and respect the school’s values

Thames has an excellent CPD programme and a strong track record of mentoring NQTs.

English Teacher Information Pack

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Recruitment Privacy Notice

To apply: applications should be on our own application form, together with your CV, and sent to CVs on their own will not be considered. 

Closing date: As soon as possible, latest date Friday 12 March. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage so we recommend early application.

Safeguarding statement: Thames Christian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the school to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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