application letter English June 2012 by 8963qQe

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									       08th June 2012


       Dear Applicant,

       Appointment of Teacher of English
       MPS/UPS + Outer London Allowance

       Thank you for requesting an application pack for the above post at Canons High
       School. Enclosed you will find the application form, job description, person
       specification and some other documents that I hope give you a flavour of our
       school.

       Canons High School is multi-ethnic, multi-faith 11 – 19 comprehensive school for
       over 1000 students. This is an excellent time to be joining Canons. Not only have
       results been steadily improving over recent years, but we have been designated
       as a “High Performing Specialist School” (2011) and were judged to be an
       Outstanding School following our inspection in April 2010. I do hope that you will
       take the time to read this report – we are very proud of it! In 2011 GCSE
       examination results were our best ever with 84% achieving five or more passes at
       grades A* - C, and 57% achieving 5 or more passes including English and
       Mathematics. The school achieves very good value-added outcomes but we are
       not complacent. We have high expectations and seek to ensure that every pupil
       achieves the best they can at every level and in all areas of school life. In 2011 we
       were delighted to be presented with the Evening Standard School of the Year
       Award. Also, we have been awarded Leading Edge status and have become the
       first high school in Harrow to be accredited with the national NACE award for our
       exceptional provision for able, gifted and talented students.

       Our bid for redesignation as a science specialist school was successful, as was
       our bid to take on a second, applied learning, specialism. We are delighted both
       with the impact on pupil achievement to date as well as with the significant extra
       funding these specialisms have brought. Added to this our Sixth Form opened in
       September 2007, together with an extensive building programme. Our new state-
       of-the-art Post-16 building opened in July 2009.

       We have a truly excellent and supportive staff and we are equally proud of our
       students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn. Relationships between students,
       staff and students/staff are very good and are a significant feature of our highly
       positive ethos. We have achieved a great deal but recognize that there is a lot
       more to do as we continue to move from outstanding to great, ‘raising the bar’ in
       all that we do. We are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that every
       student is fully supported to achieve his or her potential.

       We are seeking to appoint a talented and innovative specialist who has high
       expectations of all pupils, is enthusiastic, inspirational, passionate about English
       and wants to make a real impact on teaching and learning both within the




Canons High School is a Private Limited Company. Registered in England and Wales 7694362. Registered Office: Shaldon Road, Edgware HA8 6AN.
       Department and across the school. We are very proud of our CPD and are
       delighted that we currently have 17 staff studying for MA degrees.

       In the last two years results in English have improved significantly, so this is an
       exciting and highly innovative time to be joining the Department. I sincerely hope
       that you like what you see, and look forward to receiving an application from you.
       Completed applications should be emailed to admin@canons.harrow.sch.uk or
       posted to Ms L Rowlands, Headteacher, at the school. If you have any questions
       regarding the post, please contact me or Keven Bartle, Deputy Headteacher. The
       closing date is Thursday, 21st June.

       Yours sincerely,




       Lynn Rowlands
       Headteacher




Canons High School is a Private Limited Company. Registered in England and Wales 7694362. Registered Office: Shaldon Road, Edgware HA8 6AN.

								
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