This job expired on 9 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3



Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Friday term time plus PD days

Contract type


Pay scale

L1 to L5

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Have the required experience to lead on literacy and reading, and the skills to teach English to pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3.
  • Be an inspirational leader with passion, drive, and a commitment to consistently deliver outstanding teaching in English.
  • Be able to lead and build teachers’ confidence to engage our young people with the curriculum
  • Help guide teachers to ensure our young people develop the stamina and resilience that comes from engaging them in challenging tasks
  • Have the patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Be flexible and open to change.
  • Be able to develop a flexible range of teaching strategies with our team of teachers
  • Understand that students take individual and multiple pathways in their learning

What the school offers its staff

  • Excellent professional learning and support at every stage in your career, with opportunity for continued personal development through our Talent Pathway
  • Career development opportunities including funded NPQs
  • Excellent resources and facilities
  • Significant leadership time on your timetable.
  • A core belief in staff wellbeing and work life balance for all, evidenced in policy and practice
  • Benefits including funded counselling, physiotherapy and GP and other medical support
  • As a school in the Marches Academy Trust teachers have opportunities to engage with staff across the Trust to support and collaborate with peers and colleagues in sharing the expertise across our family of 10 schools.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Woodlands School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16
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Woodlands is a special school for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs. We are part of the Marches Academy Trust, based in the beautiful county of Shropshire

Arranging a visit to Woodlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lisa.dugmore@wdl.mmat.co.uk.

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