Deputy Head of English

Blenheim High School, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

Job details

Contract type



Salary negotiable

Deputy Head of English job summary

Job Purpose
• To contribute to the vision, leadership and direction of the curriculum area in order to ensure high quality teaching so that students reach the highest levels of achievement and attainment.
• Within the Curriculum Area be accountable for ‘adding value’.
• Monitor students’ achievements relative to their individual ability and intervene as necessary.
• To contribute to the formulation and implementation of school policy.
• To act as a professional role model for teaching and learning.
• To contribute to the achievement of whole school targets.
• To work in partnership with the Leadership Team and Curriculum Area Heads to maximise Progress and Attainment 8 outcomes.
• To implement the 10 Teaching and Learning non-negotiables consistently.

• You are expected to be familiar with all school policies in particular safeguarding procedures and to promote the welfare of children.

Contributing to
• Line Management of Teaching and Support Staff within the Curriculum Area, including staff in receipt of TLR points.
• Students’ performance across the Curriculum Area;
• Prudent fiscal management.

Leadership Qualities
• Be an active and supportive member of the Blenheim Community.
• Communicate and uphold the school’s core values and ethos to all stakeholders.
• Recognise and celebrate success and achievement.
• Contribute to whole school planning and evaluation.
• Contribute as necessary to the day-to-day management of the school.
• Contribute to upholding excellent standards of behaviour and safety.

Key Accountabilities in conjunction with the Head of Department
• Accountable for the teaching and learning throughout the Curriculum Area.
• Ensure excellence in the delivery of teaching by motivating, training, monitoring and developing staff.
• Use data to inform teaching, monitor and evaluate progress and for target setting both in the classroom and across the Curriculum Area.
• Organise the Curriculum Area timetable and staffing in conjunction with the Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum.
• Ensure that staff implement agreed policy with regard to course content and teaching method including the use of iPad technology across the curriculum.
• Be accountable for the planning and delivery of the English curriculum at both Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
• Evaluate and revise all course materials at regular intervals.
• Ensure that comprehensive schemes of work are prepared and available to all Curriculum Area staff and to senior colleagues.
• Verify subject examination entries and provide forecast grades.
• Identify developments in pedagogy through the use of iPads and introduce them into the English curriculum for the benefits of the pupils and staff.
• Chair regular Curriculum Area meetings (as part of meetings cycle).
• Participate in staff appointments and promotions.
• Carry out Performance Management and professional development of Curriculum Area staff ensuring that challenging objectives are set.
• Ensure effective induction of new staff, including student teachers, in the Curriculum Area takes place.
• Ensure high standards of student learning and achievement.
• Monitor progress and set targets.
• Ensure appropriate welfare and discipline takes place for those students working in the Curriculum Area.
• Ensure the effective tracking, assessment and reporting of students.
• The post holder will be expected to run after school, each week, at least one voluntary 60 minute academic ‘clinic’ on their own subject to a group of KS4 or KS5 students as identified by the Head of Department, Deputy Head (Curriculum) or Headteacher. This clinic will not be part of the role rather it will be part of a wider, whole school, extended day.
• The post holder will be expected to run the equivalent of at least one 30 minute Co-curricular activity, of their choice, each week.
• The post holder will be responsible for staffing the reflection room for one lesson a fortnight.
• The post holder will be responsible for undertaking a Learning Walk for one lesson a fortnight.
• To reinforce consistently the school’s 10 school uniform non-negotiables.
• Accountable for the effective use of resources within the Curriculum Area.
• Take responsibility for the part of the building used by the Curriculum Area – including displays, corridors and classrooms (and any offices/other rooms in that area).
• Allocate and monitor all Curriculum Area financial resources.
• Ensure care and repair of all apparatus and equipment.
• Ensure that Health and Safety standards are met within the Curriculum Area.

Community. As necessary
• Be accountable for establishing a good partnership between parents/carers and outside agencies through effective communication.
• Promote the school to outside groups – educational/industrial/community.
• Work with both feeder schools and other educational establishments to best support Blenheim High School.
• Work closely with the Primary school’s transition lead.

• Demonstrate a keen interest in all aspects of school life.
• Teach across the age and ability range.
• Help create an environment in which standards of excellence in all aspects of the school flourish;
• Help promote effective communication and good relationships with students, Governors, staff, parents and the wider community.
• Other specific whole school day to day responsibilities to be negotiated.
• To show solidarity by supporting school policy, and the Leadership team, publicly.
• To challenge school policy, and the Leadership team, privately.

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About Blenheim High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1255 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01372 745333

Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.

Arranging a visit to Blenheim High School

If you would like to arrange to visit the school, please contact Sinead Buller on 01372 745333

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