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Deputy Head of English Faculty

Lymm High School, Lymm, Cheshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4,784)

Job summary

Deputy Head of English Faculty

Start Date: September 2021 (or possibly sooner)

Contract Type: Full-time

Contract Term: Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4,784)

Lymm High School is a well-established, 11-18 school with over 1950 students (400 in the 6th form) and exceptional resources, including 28 acres of beautiful grounds, a swimming pool, leisure complex and our own residential centre in Anglesey. Rapid and sustained improvement in recent years led to a Progress 8 score of 0.56 in 2019, with 9-4 and 9-5 basics measures at 70% and 90% respectively. It is also a lovely place in which to work; in addition to our good fortune with our physical surroundings, staff are exceptionally positive, committed and supportive.

Following the promotions of the previous postholders, we are looking for two deputy heads of English to support the new head of faculty (see separate advert) in building a truly exceptional team. The precise responsibilities will be established once appointments have been made, taking into account the preferences and experiences of the successful candidates.

The English faculty are a strong team who enjoy one another’s company. They are also firmly on an upwards trajectory and it would be an exciting time to join them. English GCSE results in 2019 were very good (P8 score of 0.3; 95% grades 9-4; 81% 9-5 and 29% 9-7) and we are confident they would have been higher still in 2020 had exams gone ahead as normal. Media Studies is a popular option and 27% of GCSE students gained 9-7 grades in 2019, with 79% gaining 9-4 grades. We offer English Language, English Literature and Media Studies at A’ level and always have healthy numbers opting for all three subjects. Results at A’ level have been strong in recent years too.

At the same time, there is a real opportunity for the right people to move the faculty on further over the next few years. We are less interested in how long you have been teaching than we are in your ability, passion and commitment to self-development. There will be plenty of support available to ensure you can thrive in post and put yourself in the position for future promotion should you so wish.

Please see the linked documents or our website for further details, including a letter from the Headteacher. If, prior to submitting an application, you would like to see for yourself why we

believe this is such a fabulous school in which to work and why the post itself is so exciting, then do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a phone call or a (socially distanced) visit. Contact recruitment@lymmhigh.org.uk with any queries.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this legal requirement.

The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date for application: 9am Friday 26th February.

Interview Date: TBC (dependant on latest news regarding schools re-opening) Application forms should be returned to recruitment@lymmhigh.org.uk.

N.b. Applications from people interested in both the deputy and head of faculty posts are welcome; you do not need to complete two forms, but please indicate clearly if you are applying for both.

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1891 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Lymm High School

Lymm High School is a 11-18 school with nearly 1900 students (380 in the 6th form) and exceptional resources, including 28 acres of beautiful grounds, a swimming pool, leisure complex and our own residential centre in Anglesey. A very good and well-established school already, we have made rapid progress in recent years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The potential here is immense and new staff will have a key role in our continued development.

School location

Oughtrington Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0RB

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