• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 March 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    2 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Range L9 – L13 (£5,402 - £56,721)

Job summary

Director of Learning – English
To start September 2021
Permanent Post)
Salary: Leadership Range L9 – L13 (£50,026 - £55,202)

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of English to lead our English department. We are looking for a dynamic leader with a clear sense of purpose, who has high expectations of all students and who is able to lead a team of staff in a pro-active manner.
Having achieved improved outcomes in summer 2020, we are looking to appoint a colleague who will bring experience of raising achievement as we work towards our school goal of addressing the outcomes of our recent Ofsted inspection and moving towards becoming an Outstanding school.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and strong communicator, who has the ability to inspire pupils and colleagues. They will be expected to lead on the strategic planning and delivery of English throughout the school.
NEAT is highly committed to the professional development of its staff and identifying talent for the future.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all staff and volunteers share this commitment.

Further details and an application pack, can be found on the school website www.benfield-school.co.uk or the council website www.newcastle.gov.uk or email: lilian.reeson@benfield.newcastle.sch.uk

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs L Reeson, PA to Headteacher, either by email or post.
Email: lilian.reeson@benfield.newcastle.sch.uk or post to Mrs L Reeson, Benfield School, Benfield Road, Newcastle, NE6 4NU

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 15th March 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 23rd March 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
873 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0191 2284097

About Benfield School

Benfield School is characterised by its strong inclusive and community spirit and friendly working environment. ‘Pride in Performance’ is one of our core values and is tangible throughout the school, underpinned by a culture of respect and strong relationships between students, parents/carers and staff.

The school has been through a considerable period of change in recent years, with the appointment of a new Headteacher in September 2018, and a full re-structure of the senior leadership team planned for September 2021 in order to raise standards and provide the best possible quality of education for our pupils. We were pleased that the school’s improvement was recognised in our 2020 Ofsted inspection and we are looking to build upon this with urgency and with a rapid pace in order to achieve an outstanding grade at the school’s next inspection.

Staff are proud of our students, our community and of our wonderful school and facilities. At the heart of the school is a strong, caring, system of pastoral support and a focus on the personal development and well-being of our students. We place great focus as a priority on teaching and learning and ensure we support colleagues in order to ensure that a consistent approach to quality first teaching is embedded across all curriculum areas.

We belong to an innovative, sustainable trust working collaboratively with partners to share our vision and values that enables all learners within our influence to be well prepared personally, socially and academically for the next stage of their lives in a changing world.

School location

Benfield Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 4NU

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