- Good honours
- Commitment to personal/professional
- Evidence of promotion of
innovation in teaching and learning
- Experience of having
designed, implemented, and evaluated effective, imaginative and stimulating
schemes of work and of leading successful enrichment programmes.
- Experience of having
improved the quality of teaching and learning.
- Experience of working
successfully with local community and external agencies/stakeholders
- A track record of working
successfully in partnership with other educational organisations
- Evidence of the ability to
develop excellent relationships with young people and adults
- Successful experience of
using target setting, data analysis and curriculum innovation to improve
- Experience leading a team
and/or working to support the significant success of others
- Strong command of and
enthusiasm for the subject
- Knowledge of the national
secondary education system, examinations, and curriculum
- Ability to employ a range
of effective teaching, learning styles and assessment methods
- A thorough understanding of
the benefits and implication of a specialist curriculum.
- Ability to use assessment
data to inform planning and set targets.
management and commitment to always ensure excellent standards of behaviour
As Head of English, you will be
responsible for sustaining a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum for all
our pupils. You will be expected to promote high quality teaching and learning
by modelling outstanding practice and lead the department’s collaborative
planning by sharing resources and best practice. We are seeking a Head of
English who can reflect on the effectiveness of the implementation of their
curriculum and can successfully assess its impact on student progress and
outcomes. As a leader, you will have the opportunity to adapt the curriculum to
suit the needs of our learners, plan strategically, and lead with vision.
Reading is at the heart of the
school, and with the recent introduction of the Accelerated Reader programme,
all students are encouraged to read challenging books weekly, as well as
engaging with classic literature within the curriculum. Literacy is embedded
within all subjects across the school, where students enrich their vocabulary
through the introduction and exploration of new and ambitious words. We look
for an individual who is keen to continue to develop and promote these values
within department, across the wider school and the Brooke Weston Trust. As part
of the Brooke Weston Trust, you have a fantastic opportunity to work closely
with our other schools as well as the Trust Director of English.
Our supportive school culture is
centred upon life-long learning and ambition for all. We look for a colleague
who understands the importance of providing opportunities for staff to
progress. As part of a growing school within a supportive trust, our department
places importance on continuous subject knowledge and pedagogical professional
development, which a successful candidate would continue to foster.
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