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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, term time: Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£58,000 to £60,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want to be part of a team on an exciting journey, where you will help make a lasting impact on our students, so they can lead successful and fulfilling lives? It really is an exciting time to join us and play a role in the transformational journey we are on.   

Are you looking for Senior Leadership experience but want to retain your involvement in subject? Do you want to work in a forward-thinking school with high expectations of staff and students? Do you want to be part of the journey in a rapidly improving school?

Coleridge Community College is looking to appoint an inspirational and highly skilled Director of English that will be part of the Senior Leadership Team. You will take a leading role in driving improvement of the quality of teaching alongside strategic leadership and curriculum vision to raise standards within the department. We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner with an exceptional understanding of curriculum design and experience of leading a highly successful curriculum area.

Additionally, the Director of English will have a whole school responsibility, which will be decided upon through the appointment process.

The Director of English will lead, motivate and inspire students, staff, parents and the wider community, to ensure every student achieves well.  We have ambitious plans for the future of Coleridge Community College and creating an academic ethos is at the centre of this.  

We believe that our children deserve only the best quality staff and so we recruit carefully and invest in training to ensure continuous improvement and an excellent quality of education. 

Our mission is to bring out ‘the best in everyone’. Our most important purpose is to teach young people things they would not learn outside school which empower them.  We believe that ‘Knowledge Is Power’. We believe in teaching through explicit/direct instruction (Rosenshine and Engelmann) and utilising Walkthru and TLAC 3.0 techniques.  We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs.  We also believe in ‘Education with Character’ – we want young people to look back on a schooling that has inspired and challenged them, given them wide opportunity and prepared them for the ups and downs of life. We believe that our school will provide an excellent education for all students.  We are looking for people that share this belief and passionately believe in doing what it takes to ensure that all children can achieve.  

What the school offers its staff

The school is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. There are many benefits to working as part of United Learning – expert Subject Advisers, supportive Regional Directors and best of all over 50 excellent academies that we work with to improve each other. We encourage staff to visit other academies, “steal with pride” and bring the best practice back to our own schools. 

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’. 

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit, and we are open to discussing flexible working options. 

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check. 

Here at United Learning, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. Because we are a group, we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits. Here is some information about the benefits available to United Learning. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Coleridge Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
561 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Cambridge Academic Partnership is a multi-academy trust based in Cambridge which operates three Secondary schools, an International Sixth Form and a specialist Science and Technology 14-19 Academy.

We have high expectations of all our students and aim to provide them with the best teaching and support that a dedicated staff can offer. We are both demanding and liberal and want our students to develop into articulate and confident young people with clear personal and professional goals.

Our multi-academy trust is growing so we are looking for people to work with us who will share our commitment to excellence, innovation and collaboration.

Arranging a visit to Coleridge Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sapphira.sutton@coleridgecc.org.uk.

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