South Essex College needs maths and English teachers

College needs help with maths and English

College needs help with maths and English

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SOUTH Essex College is holding a recruitment event for English and maths teachers tomorrow at 6pm.

The College, which has campuses in Southend and Basildon and a brand new £45 million campus opening in Grays in September, is looking for people who are passionate about maths or English, from people looking to take their first steps into teaching or an already experienced teacher looking for a new exciting opportunity.

The move follows a Government announcement that students in England who fail to achieve at least a grade C in maths and English GCSE must carry on studying the subject until the age of 18.

Angela O’Donoghue, principal and chief executive of the college, said: “Due to this change South Essex College is looking to engage a number of full or part time lecturers who are specialists within GCSE English, maths and functional skills.

“The successful candidates will be delivering lessons to students at various levels, including 14-16 year olds, 16-18 year olds, adult learners and those on apprenticeships.”

Those interested will need a degree or equivalent qualification and a Level 3 qualification in maths and/or English, if the degree is un-related to these subjects. A teaching qualification is desirable but the college welcomes applications from unqualified or part-qualified candidates as training is available.

The event on Tuesday, April 29 starts at 6pm.

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3:49pm Mon 28 Apr 14

SouthendWanderer says...

"Me fail English? That's unpossible!"
"Me fail English? That's unpossible!" SouthendWanderer
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Mon 28 Apr 14

I care about rayleigh says...

The magic grade C is an above average grade. By the laws of maths (grade C, I assume!) somebody has to be below average, and so will never gain a grade C.

It looks like the classes for these passionate English & maths teachers will be students who have already failed for whatever reason and really won't be that bothered about working hard. Nightmare class! Students of this age really don't like compulsory subjects!

Good luck to the College!
The magic grade C is an above average grade. By the laws of maths (grade C, I assume!) somebody has to be below average, and so will never gain a grade C. It looks like the classes for these passionate English & maths teachers will be students who have already failed for whatever reason and really won't be that bothered about working hard. Nightmare class! Students of this age really don't like compulsory subjects! Good luck to the College! I care about rayleigh
  • Score: 3

5:57pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

I care about rayleigh wrote:
The magic grade C is an above average grade. By the laws of maths (grade C, I assume!) somebody has to be below average, and so will never gain a grade C.

It looks like the classes for these passionate English & maths teachers will be students who have already failed for whatever reason and really won't be that bothered about working hard. Nightmare class! Students of this age really don't like compulsory subjects!

Good luck to the College!
wrong - that only applies if you are using a bell curve.

These C grades and such like have not been based on Bell curves for a long time in education - they are descriptor based grades.

Now, I think a Bell curve suits education better but the politicians declared otherwise...
[quote][p][bold]I care about rayleigh[/bold] wrote: The magic grade C is an above average grade. By the laws of maths (grade C, I assume!) somebody has to be below average, and so will never gain a grade C. It looks like the classes for these passionate English & maths teachers will be students who have already failed for whatever reason and really won't be that bothered about working hard. Nightmare class! Students of this age really don't like compulsory subjects! Good luck to the College![/p][/quote]wrong - that only applies if you are using a bell curve. These C grades and such like have not been based on Bell curves for a long time in education - they are descriptor based grades. Now, I think a Bell curve suits education better but the politicians declared otherwise... Jack222
  • Score: -1

6:00pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

And yes, a pointless government initiative - if you have not achieved these levels by GCSE you wont be interested in doing them for another two years. Well done Gove more millions wasted. We don't need more disaffected students doing subjects they don't want to do... this lot is not designed for GCSE Englaish and Maths ; many people aren't. Put the money into real hands on apprenticeships for this lot...
And yes, a pointless government initiative - if you have not achieved these levels by GCSE you wont be interested in doing them for another two years. Well done Gove more millions wasted. We don't need more disaffected students doing subjects they don't want to do... this lot is not designed for GCSE Englaish and Maths ; many people aren't. Put the money into real hands on apprenticeships for this lot... Jack222
  • Score: 0

7:59pm Mon 28 Apr 14

billericay boy says...

More like they want teachers to help people to speak English and if they can add up its a bonus..
More like they want teachers to help people to speak English and if they can add up its a bonus.. billericay boy
  • Score: 1

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