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This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Start date details

    To be confirmed

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 8 – 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Learning - English to lead our English department and to contribute to the wider curriculum network group as a key part of the extended leadership team. As an outstanding practitioner and subject expert, you will lead by example, taking responsibility for developing the curriculum and the delivery of English, ensuring pupils achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will lead and inspire the department to execute a well-considered curriculum through high quality and evidence-based teaching practices, within a climate that is underpinned by high expectations. The Director of Learning will play a key role in facilitating high standards of teaching and learning by guiding subject specific opportunities for professional development.

As a key part of the wider leadership group, it’s expected that the Director of Learning for English will form a key part of the curriculum network group, working closely with the Vice Principal responsible for Curriculum and Assessment and the Director of Teacher development to help shape the curriculum and pedagogical direction of the school. This is therefore an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to transition to a whole-school leadership role in the future.

Penketh High School is an oversubscribed community facing school that is determined to support the academic and holistic development of pupils in order that they leave the school with a strong skillset and positive life chances.The culture of the school is underpinned by anacademically rigorouscurriculum, highexpectations and standards, as well as a multitude of enrichment opportunities. All of these aspects of school life are aligned with the capabilities of our outstanding young people.

The school is focused on providing the very best provision for pupils by supporting the professional developmentof staff, offering a comprehensive and focused CPD programme and encouraging staff to engage with external, nationally recognised professional qualifications.

The successful candidate will bring with them their enthusiasm for English and the capacity to inspire and motivate both students and staff.

We are keen to hear from candidates who will:

  • Take the lead in inspiring and motivating the English team to deliver strong outcomes.
  • Be responsible for continuously improving the quality of teaching and learning across the department.
  • Be responsible for developing a well-considered curriculum that supports pupil understanding and success across both Key Stage 3 and 4.
  • Be responsible for monitoring pupil progress in English.
  • Make a significant contribution to all aspects of the wider English curriculum and enrichment provision provided by the department.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider leadership team of the school, helping to shape key strategic decision making.

What the school offers its staff

At The Challenge Academy Trust, we are building a culture that champions better work and working lives across the Trust; a framework to support and develop our workforce from ‘hire to retire’. We are committed to providing a workload that is fair and reasonable, work environment where employee health and wellbeing are actively supported and promoted and structured personal and professional development.

Our staff offer also includes:

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme / Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
  • An Occupational Sick Pay Scheme (entitlements based on service).
  • Access to a comprehensive CPD framework though ‘Education Connect’, our professional development arm, and online resources from the National College’.
  • Access to TCAT+ our Reward & Wellbeing platform, including access to retailer discounts, a car lease scheme, discounted healthcare cash plan, cycle to work scheme and online resources to support physical, emotional, professional, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Access to a comprehensive CPD framework though ‘Education Connect’, our professional development arm, and online resources from the National College’.

Commitment to safeguarding

Penketh High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Penketh High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
895 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Penketh High School is an oversubscribed community facing school that is determined to support the academic and holistic development of pupils in order that they leave the school with a strong skillset and positive life chances. The culture of the school is underpinned by an academically rigorous curriculum, high expectations and standards, as well as a multitude of enrichment opportunities. All these aspects of school life are aligned with the capabilities of our outstanding young people.

The school is focused on providing the very best provision for pupils by supporting the professional development of staff, offering a comprehensive and focused CPD programme and encouraging staff to engage with external, nationally recognised professional qualifications. This provision of professional development includes a robust and comprehensive programme to support teachers new to the profession. Our delivery of the Early Career Framework is overseen and managed by leaders who coordinate the delivery for the schools within the Trust and schools across Warrington. Teachers new to the profession will benefit from excellent support and professional development underpinned by the best evidence-based research, facilitated by knowledgeable and passionate professionals.

This post is suitable for ECTs and experienced teachers.

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