Director of English

Hazel Wood High School, Bury, Lancashire


Job details

Job role Leadership
Subjects English Language, English Literature
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Spine 6 - 10

Job summary

Hazel Wood High wishes to appoint a well-qualified, hardworking and enthusiastic Director of English, capable of making a strong contribution to our rapidly improving school. We are passionate about delivering a high quality and engaging English curriculum and this is a great opportunity to lead a dedicated and hardworking department where you will be supported to develop your practice. The post holder would form part of the ‘ELT’ – Extended Leadership team it is not expected the post holder would be a permanent member of the Senior Leadership Team but rather to feed in on a planned and strategic basis. We see this position as a key role in leading this faculty forward and as an aspirational step towards senior school leadership.

We believe that Hazel Wood High is a great place to work. This post offers you the opportunity to work in/with:

· A school with a strong will and determination to continue to improve
· A school that has high expectations of all who work here
· A school that places teaching and learning at the heart of school improvement
· A school that is driven by strong values, invests in its staff and students and has a high
· regard for their welfare
· A supportive and cooperative teaching staff who are committed to their roles
· A school that works effectively with all stakeholders
· A caring school where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people

You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond

Employees of Hazel Wood High have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau and references.

Applicants are asked to complete the application form and write a letter, which responds to the person specification, which tells us about your experience and skills relevant to the post and stating why they feel they would be suitable for the position; this must include how candidates meet all essential aspects of the person specification.
Please do not send CV’s. Completed applications and supporting letters should be returned by email to the HR department at We would welcome applications as soon as possible; the final deadline is 9am on Wednesday 6th May 2020

Employee benefits

plus a £5,000 recruitment and retention package

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size Up to 667 pupils
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Hazel Wood High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Hazel Wood High School

Hazel Wood High School opened on the 2nd September 2019 as a sponsored Academy as part of Oak Learning Partnership, the school was formerly known as Broad Oak Sports college. Our new school launched following significant improvement works and it is a school we are very proud of.

Hazel Wood High School is a smaller than average secondary school with 650 students currently on roll and standard intake number of 650 that we hope to grow to 720 by the end of the Academic Year 2022. Pupil numbers are rising and our current Year 7 is above capacity and is oversubscribed.

Hazel Wood High School retains its position at the heart of its local community and many families have sent all of their children to the school which contributes to the strong relationships we have with our parent body. We have good relationships with our local primary partners and take our students from over 22 different primary schools.

We currently have 38 teaching staff all of which are specialists in their teaching areas ably supported by 26 members of support staff. Staff are committed not only to providing a safe and stimulating classroom and learning environment but also to providing opportunities that enrich the lives of our students.

We place great emphasis on an engaging curriculum and we are very proud of our unique Year 7 transition model that aims to ensure a smooth, positive and exciting experience throughout the transition year both academically and pastorally.

Our central values of Respect, Responsibility and Aspiration permeate everything we do and we would encourage you to come into school to have a look around and talk with our staff at any time.

School location

Hazel Avenue, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7QT