English Coach

Posted on 24 June 2022
  • Salary £22571 - £24920 pro rata
  • Contract Term Time - Fixed Term
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Patcham High School, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    37 per week
  • Closing date
    This vacancy has closed
  • Job category
    Education & Learning
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 47.15 inclusive of holiday entitlement

Fixed term: Until August 2023

Start date: As soon as possible

Are you interested in helping young people develop their skills in English? Can you play a role in supporting young people’s well-being and progress during an unprecedented challenge for schools under COVID-19?

Patcham High School is looking to appoint an English Coach to join the team from September 2022 to work alongside our students both in class and in small groups. Student groups may consist of KS3 or KS4 students. The post is initially in place until the end of the academic year, ending 31st August 2023, with the possibility of an extension of contract for the following academic year.

Patcham High School is an 11 – 16 comprehensive school situated on the northern outskirts of Brighton, very close to the old village of Patcham and within easy reach of the A23 and A27.   The school is successful and rapidly improving, and aims to become outstanding.  It is known for its innovative approach and values professional development very highly.

About the role

This opportunity may well appeal to candidates who wish to experience working in a school environment with a view to pursuing a career in education or to candidates who already have QTS but are looking for a change of direction.  Coaches who decide to embark on this route will be supported in their applications for PGCE and Schools Direct training courses. 

The hours of work are 37 per week, 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Friday on a term time only contract, and will be paid for 47.15 weeks per year.

The salary is LGA Scale 5 Point 12 -17 currently £22,571 - £24,920 full time equivalent.  The pro rata salary range is £20,465-£22,595 per annum.  The actual starting salary for the successful candidates will be £20,465 per annum.

We welcome applications from colleagues who are determined to make a difference. *To apply please download and complete our application form from our website http://www.patchamhigh.brighton-hove.sch.uk/school-information2/vacancies/ and email to Elise Holmes, Headteacher’s PA eholmes@patchamhigh.org.uk. If you have any questions please contact Mrs Holmes, either by email or by telephone (01273 543484).

Patcham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  We are open to flexible working.

We reserve the right to interview on application should a suitable candidate become available and we have the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date.

Closing date: Thursday 28th April 

Interview date: To be confirmed

Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:

Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, BN1 8PB, eholmes@patchamhigh.org.uk                                

School Office: 01273 503908


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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