Assistant Head of English

Hollingworth Academy, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3DR

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Main Pay Scale - Upper Payscale

Assistant Head of English job summary

We are looking for someone with a passion for English and a commitment to making a difference to the lives of our pupils. We require a strong and inspiring practitioner to join our department’s Leadership Team, who will ensure that our pupils make outstanding progress. The areas of responsibility include; planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating the English Department’s provision for Year 9 pupils; ensuring challenging targets are met or exceeded; managing literacy across the curriculum as a whole school activity; ensuring that literacy is used as a tool to raise standards across the curriculum.

As a department, we strongly believe in high quality educational research to develop all of our practices.

If you are an enthusiastic, energetic and forward-thinking teacher with the capacity to build on the school’s many strengths, and if you would like to be part of our innovative English team which consistently produces outstanding results, then join us on our exciting journey.

Start date : September 2022
Salary : Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (Dependent on Experience)
Plus TLR 2.1 £2873.

Closing date : 9:00am Thursday 19th May 2022
Interviews : w/c 23rd May 2022

To apply for this position please download the application form and supporting documentation and send completed applications to by the closing date.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The information requested for applicants is considered to be objectively justified to comply with government guidance on safer recruitment in such areas. Appointment to this post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring check.
Hollingworth Academy operates a Smoke Free Policy for all its employees and applies to any building and associated grounds within the immediate vicinity of the building which is wholly owned, leased or operated and occupied by the school.

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1 £2873

Applying for the job

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About Hollingworth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1332 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Hollingworth Academy is now one of two schools in the recently formed Hollingworth Learning Trust along with Newhouse Academy. Hollingworth Learning Trust’s core purpose is to make a positive difference to the lives of its children. Its role as a sponsor of both schools is to provide the support, challenge, expertise and resources necessary to significantly improve the provision for education.

Every school Hollingworth Learning Trust works with is on a journey towards becoming ‘World Class’. Our Trust exists to support school improvement and share innovation in order to raise standards, improve provision and unlock potential.

Here at Hollingworth Academy, we believe that everyone excels every day. This ethos is built on our core values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and RESILIENCE and these values are at the heart of everything we do. We want considerate and confident young adults who are respected within their community, capable of successfully entering further education, employment and training. We will always have the highest expectations for all of our pupils, as their success is our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils and their achievements. Indeed, visitors frequently comment that they are confident, respectful, thoughtful and articulate young people.

We heavily invest in our staff as we understand that they are our greatest asset. There are many ‘formal‘ CPDL opportunities including NPQs and a variety of leadership pathways. However, at Hollingworth we ensure that our colleagues are continuously developed throughout their career via our bespoke provision. In addition, we actively look to develop leadership skills and ensure that the best leaders stay within our school and Trust. This role is excellent preparation for the post holder to secure promotion in the future.

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