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  • Start date details

    Easter / September

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Good honours graduate
  • Commitment to personal/professional development
  • 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 performance
  • 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.
Effective behaviour management and commitment to always ensure excellent standards of behaviour

What the school offers its staff

  • As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
  • Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers. This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.
  • All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

Further details about the role

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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About Corby Technical School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
953 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01536 213100

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