English Faculty Lead (Maternity Cover)

St Birinus School, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 8AZ

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Teacher working hours An additional 2 hours / week Leadership & Management time is allocated in timetable

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - fixed term until the end of the Summer term 2023

Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint an emerging leader who:

  • will quickly become an outstanding middle leader
  • has experience of success in raising achievement
  • has the vision and ability to create and lead an outstanding Faculty
  • has the personal qualities to inspire, motivate, support and challenge others
Your Vision

You will have a relentless focus on standards and a deeply held belief that all students can succeed, given the right opportunity and support. You operate with a positive mindset and have clear, step-by-step strategies for creating an inspirational, beacon Faculty.

You will
  • be an outstanding classroom teacher, who is energetic, determined and enthusiastic
  • see the magic of Teaching and Learning as the key to engaging and inspiring learners
  • be a creative and strategic thinker, who is able to oversee transformational change
  • be a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • have the ability to inspire, challenge and empower individuals and your team
  • be committed to the removal of barriers to enable every individual to achieve: you firmly believe that every student can achieve, given the right conditions for Teaching and Learning
  • be able to analyse and track data, oversee and measure impact, and have an emerging track record of raising standards
  • have the passion to help drive forward the school’s embracement of internationalism and our belief that global awareness sits at the heart of our development as outward-looking human beings
  • have the ambition and ability to become an Assistant Headteacher as a next-step career move

What the school offers its staff

We are hugely proud of our school community. The ethos of an all boys’ school is literally written all over the walls of the school and we pride ourselves on creating a vibrant environment in which all boys thrive. Progress measures are very strong and our results are highly impressive within the context of boys’ achievement nationally.

We offer excellent career development opportunities and a highly supportive working environment. If you have the ability to inspire and motivate others, are driven towards the highest standards of Teaching and Learning and are unrelenting in your pursuit of all students having no barriers to what they can achieve, we should be delighted to receive your application.

St Birinus School is judged to be a securely Good school with students meeting the school’s high expectations (OFSTED Report February 2020).

The OFSTED reports states “St Birinus School is a vibrant and inspiring place for pupils to learn. Pupils are very proud of their school. They feel it is a friendly and welcoming place where they really feel valued.”

Commitment to safeguarding

This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed. Additional standard pre-employment checks will also be undertaken.

http://www.st-birinus-school.org.uk/1852/sbs-policies - please scroll down to read our Safeguarding Policy.

Applying for the job

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to vacancy@st-birinus.ooxn.sch.uk

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About St Birinus School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
928 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01235 814444

Arranging a visit to St Birinus School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hcliff@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk.

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