3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L8 - L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

The English curriculum and the role of Director of English is, as we know, a highly influential and important role in school. It can be a difficult role with the glare of headline figures at GCSE and the sharp focus on the subject area. It can be even more complex when faced with some of the issues our school faces in terms of literacy and external factors. Nevertheless, the way we operate at Falinge means that the post holder will be extremely well supported in this position, not just within school but also from a wide supportive network across the authority and nationally.

What the school offers its staff

As a school, we have constantly sought expert advice and have worked closely with Professor Rob Coe and Professor Stuart Kime on the What Makes Great Teaching Toolkit. We have been awarded gold for the quality of our professional development by Teacher Development Trust and encourage participation in a variety of professional associations such as SSAT. The opportunity comes at an exciting time for the school and also a time of some change. Recruitment has not been a challenging issue for us in the fact that many staff have joined and stayed with internal promotions within school. However, we have seen a number of staff promoted externally to Headship, Deputy Head, and pastoral leaders, and we have waited to recruit to some of these positions so we can support staff induction together and so that we can appoint the right people who align with our values but who can bring fresh perspectives to the role.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check, checks of references and employment history.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@falingepark.com

Download an application form - 109 KB

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Falinge Park High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1357 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01706 631246

Falinge Park High School is a large, over-subscribed, multicultural, inclusive comprehensive in Rochdale. There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the school and a positive ethos amongst the staff. We have created a culture which supports each other at every level rather than a tick-box approach to success and we have extended this through our community wing to supporting families and communities through the difficulties we all face.

Arranging a visit to Falinge Park High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email fittonl@falingepark.com.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Teacher of English

Hazel Grove High School

Jacksons Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 5JX

SENCo & Teacher of English - Maternity cover from 24/04/2023 to 20/07/2023

Eden Boys' School, Preston

Adelaide Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4BD

Teacher of English

Buile Hill Academy

Eccles Old Road, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8RD

Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Eden Boys' School Bolton

Wolfenden Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 3QE

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Rochdale and Lancashire, Blackburn and Blackpool