This job expired on 31 January 2023

  • Start date details

    Easter Term or as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£53,972 - £59,556

Pay scale

Leadership Salary Scale 9-13

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an English Enthusiast?

Do you have a passion for creating engaging learning environments for young people?

Are you an inspirational leader with an ability to share your vision and enlist the support of your colleague to achieve a shared goal?

If so, why not apply to become a Director of English at The Wessex Learning Trust where you will be accountable for leading, managing and developing English across all key stages?

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An outstanding English subject knowledge and be able to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for communicating this to others
  • Extensive experience of English teaching and curriculum at primary phase, with an excellent understanding of teaching and curriculum across secondary, or vice versa
  • A proven track record of leading school wide reading strategies
  • Experience of identifying need and implementing effective strategies for improving outcomes
  • Experience and credibility when leading and coaching others
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to positively influence all levels of the organisation
  • Be excited to share knowledge and expertise across a wide range of schools and be able to travel to all the schools and academies within the Trust
  • Be committed to ensuring that all learners in our schools receive an excellent education in a safe and stimulating environment

Closing date: Wednesday 1st February 2023 at 8am

Interview date: Week commencing 6th February 2023

To apply for this position, please complete a teaching staff application form, (available on our website), together with a letter of application for the attention of Mr Gavin Ball detailing your experience and impact to date and why you are the best candidate for the position.

What the school offers its staff

  • Professional induction, training and continued professional development opportunities
  • Extended Leadership opportunities
  • Wider networking across the South West and with Regional School Commissioner groups
  • Staff benefits including reduced leisure centre membership and cycle to work scheme
  • A staff assistance programme with specialist provider, Carefirst who provide a 24/7 free phone helpline, or face-to-face counselling for every employee in the Wessex family
  • Exciting opportunities as part of a growing multi-academy Trust

Further details about the role

For more information about this role and to see the Job Description please visit our careers page on:


Commitment to safeguarding

The Wessex Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding young people and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff appointed will undergo online checks and be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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About Wessex Learning Trust

Multi-academy trust

The Wessex Learning Trust is a leading multi-academy trust in the South West of England, offering a world class, twenty-first century education for all young people aged between two and nine-teen. We are passionate about providing the very best education for all the children in our care. Our ambition is that every student is helped to achieve their full potential so that they can make a positive contribution to our society and realise their lifetime ambitions. Each individual Academy in the Wessex Learning Trust is encouraged to maintain its own distinctive ethos, be at the centre of their community and raise aspirations and achievement. This is achieved in two ways: firstly, through excellent teaching to inspire curiosity, unlock talents and realise potential; and secondly, by ensuring high quality care, guidance and support that ensures the personal development and welfare of each child. By working together, we believe we can harness the talents of all our staff, share good practice between all our Academies and share resources that enable us to concentrate on delivering excellence in education.

Arranging a visit to Wessex Learning Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@wessexlearningtrust.co.uk.

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