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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    30 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

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Job role

  • Teacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

£29,344.00 - £44,919.00 Annually (FTE) MPS/UPS (Fringe Area) Plus TLR2B (£5,190)

English Coordinator job summary

English Coordinator


Pay Range: MPS/UPS (Fringe Area) Plus TLR2B

Full-time, Permanent 

Start Date: January 2024

About Us

This is an extremely exciting time to Join Croxley Danes School:

  • We received our first Ofsted inspection in January 2022 and were judged to be ‘good’ in every category. 

  • We received our first set of GCSE results in August 2022. The validated Progress 8 score for this comprehensive cohort was +0.44 and the students’ attainment surpassed both National and Hertfordshire averages - for example 82% of students attained grades 9-4 in English and Maths compared to 2019 figures of 65% nationally and 73% in Hertfordshire. Our unvalidated 2023 GCSE results appear to be just as strong, with the Progress 8 score estimated to be +0.39.

  • We opened our Sixth Form in September 2022 with 95 students in the first cohort, studying 22 A-Level courses (including Music), one BTEC and one Level 3 course in Food Science and Nutrition. . In September 2023 we have increased the number of students recruited to Year 12 to 115. Eventually we aim to have 300 students in the Sixth Form across Year 12 and 13.

Core Purpose:

We are seeking an English Coordinator who will be able to provide leadership and direction for either Key Stage 4 or 5 within the faculty and ensure that it is managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the school.

We would like you to have:


  • Holder of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

  • A passion for teaching and education in its widest sense

  • Excellent subject and curriculum knowledge

  • Experience of teaching at all Key Stages, demonstrating a positive impact on student progress and outcomes

  • Ability to articulate an ambitious and appropriate vision for the department

  • Ability to set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge both staff and students

  • Ability to manage staff with structured challenge, support and CPD

  • Ability to coach and train others to be highly effective teachers

  • Ability to analyse and use data to raise departmental performance

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders

  • A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)

  • The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills

  • Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility and a sense of humour

  • Ability to cope with pressure and demonstrate a calm and measured response

  • A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours. We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.


  • Holder of NPQML qualification or additional further professional qualifications

  • Experience of of teaching the Edexcel specification at Key Stage 4 / 5

  • Experience of teaching English Language A-Level

  • Experience and evidence of a positive impact in a similar role

We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school.

  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships

  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:  

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.  

  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.

  • The vacancy closes at 9am Monday 30th October 2023, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should suitable applicants be found. 

  • Interviews: Soon after vacancy closing date

  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please email: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk 

Website: www.croxleydanes.org.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk 

School Address: Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3 3LR


Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Croxley Danes School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
993 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Thank you for your interest in Croxley Danes School.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Croxley Danes School as in September 2020, the school opened its brand-new permanent accommodation at Baldwins Lane in Croxley Green, including a building with a capacity for over 1200 students. The permanent site for the school comprises 12.3 hectares. This far surpasses the need for a six-form entry school, therefore the space afforded to the students on site is, compared to other local schools, second to none. Furthermore, the permanent school building has been meticulously designed to ensure both students and staff experience a first-class learning environment.

The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School, Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School and Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all nine schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust whilst also contributing to the education of the first cohorts of students in a new school at an exciting stage in its development.

We are heavily over-subscribed with 840 students across Years 7-11 who are aspirational, confident and have excellent attitudes to learning. They are extremely proud of being the first cohorts of students in a brand-new school and excited about the future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they are delightful to teach and fun to have in the classroom. Their behaviour is excellent.

We look for talented and committed people and work hard to keep them, helping them to reach their full potential. In return we offer exceptional CPD opportunities.

You should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard working, flexible and professional. You should have high expectations of students, colleagues and yourself, displaying energy and enthusiasm in and out of the classroom, contributing to the school’s overall success. A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome.

The staff team is a happy and stable one; the students are capable, conscientious and self-motivated learners. Have a look at our website's news pages to get a taste of the student experience or follow us on Twitter @croxleydanes.

The school is close to beautiful countryside - Google images of the Chess Valley for a taste - and on the Metropolitan line into London. A few minutes from Jct 18 of the M25, the school is close to towns regularly voted as some of the best places in the UK to live and raise a family and, although an affluent part of the country, there is plenty of affordable housing in nearby Watford and its surroundings.

I want Croxley Danes School to be outstanding and a strong part of the local community. If you share our commitment to educational excellence, we want to hear from you. If you choose to apply for a job with the Trust, you will join a happy, successful team whilst making a wise investment in your future career.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust

The Trust’s core values are:

• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together

• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it

• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result

• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools

• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all

• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Websites - www.croxleydanes.org.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Mr S Thompson


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