6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or ASAP

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TRL - 2B

What skills and experience we're looking for

To support the Head of English in strategic and operational leadership which deliver the best educational experience and academic outcomes across English language and literature.

Shaping the future:

·Working with the Head of Department to develop and maintain high quality curriculum and resources in English language and literature which meet the needs of our pupils. ·Supporting the Head of Department to give pupils at Saint George’s valuable extra-curricular opportunities in English language and literature.

Managing and leading teams:

·Supporting the Head of Department in the professional development of all teachers in the department to ensure that they are supported and equipped to deliver the highest quality lessons. ·Supporting the Head of Department with analysis of data and ensuring pupil progress. ·Supporting the Head of Department / Leadership team in Quality Assurance of English. ·Direct Line Leadership of classroom teachers. ·Support the mentoring process of new and trainee staff.

Managing Policy and Planning:

·Contribute to the English strategic plan.

Personal Qualities

  • The ability to command respect from others
  • Ability to initiate and manage change
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and external partners
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm and sensitivity while working with others
  • Ability to make considered decisions
  • Be creative, flexible and innovative
  • Promote a well reasoned educational philosophy in relation to the school ethos
  • Be encouraging and supportive in the development of others
  • Be emotionally self-aware
  • Have high personal aspirations and inspire the same in all members of the school community
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, honesty and fairness
  • Readiness to reflect on, evaluate and improve practice and to hold self and others to account
  • Humour, warmth and energy

What the school offers its staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate of exceptional ability to join our English team as Second in department in this over-subscribed and successful high school.

The school has an existing reputation for high quality education with a relentless focus upon high expectations and aspirations.

We are a friendly, dynamic and innovative school and pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring student progress through high quality teaching and learning provision for all. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active part in delivering on this commitment.

We would love to hear from you if you:

·want to work in a supportive and caring environment ·are committed to enabling every student to achieve the very best they can ·are an ambitious professional ·are a good/outstanding classroom practitioner

Commitment to safeguarding

Saint George’s Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found on our website. All new employees, volunteers and governors will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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About Saint George's Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 18
School size
1311 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Saint George's Church of England School is a popular wide ability school for boys and girls. It is located in pleasant green fields and is within easy reach of the A2/M2 motorway with excellent transport links to London. In 2016 it was the most oversubscribed high school in Kent. Saint George’s Church of England School converted to Academy status in November 2011 and is a founder member of the Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust formed in December 2014. The school recently underwent a section 8 inspection (February 2017) and was considered to have remained 'Good' overall with 'Outstanding' for Leadership and Management; continued improvement since the last inspection was also recognised. I recommend it to you as a friendly community, where an energetic, willing, supportive staff work enthusiastically and collaboratively to enable students to excel. We are delighted that we have been able to expand our age range to open a new primary department on site, making Saint George's an all through school from 4-18 from September 2019.

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