6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

Head of Department - English
MPR/UPR plus TLR 1a £8291
1.0fte from April 2022 or September 2022

We are looking for a Head of English Department to join our school.

The post-holder will lead the department in the teaching and development of English within the school, including shaping departmental policy. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and committed candidate with the ability to engage and motivate students, promote English within the school, and act as a positive role model. The ability to lead a departmental team with professionalism and a sense of humour are essential factors. Millom School also offers opportunities for its staff to take part in professional and career development.

Millom School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.

Millom School has a friendly and supportive staff in a superb rural area at the southern tip of the Lake District.
The application form should be downloaded from the school website, and accompanied by a letter of application stating why you would be a suitable candidate for the role.

Additional allowances

TLR 1a £8291

Applying for the job

The Application Process

The application form should be downloaded from the school website, millom.cumbria.sch.uk, and should be accompanied by a letter of application. Letters, which should be no longer than two sides of A4, font Arial size 11, should outline why you would be a suitable candidate for the role.

Completed applications and letters should be submitted via email to hr@millom.cumbria.sch.uk

The deadline for applications is 12.00noon on Thursday 27 January 2022.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
494 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Millom School

About Millom School

Millom School is an 11-18 community school, with a current roll of 519 students, and an established sixth form. We regard ourselves as a learning community and understand the importance of investing in our colleagues as well as our students. The school plays a central role in the local community.

We provide a friendly, supportive, but structured environment, in which students are given every opportunity to flourish. We have a commitment to professional development for staff and a culture of change and improvement with strong support from senior leadership and the governing body. We are proud of our school, our staff, and our students, and are ambitious for the future. In the immediate locality Millom School plays a key role in the Millom partnership of schools, working with all of the educational establishments from age 0-19. The headteachers meet six times a year to build upon the already widespread shared good practice between the schools. Recent developments include exploring the feasibility of further sharing resources.

Outcomes for learners have risen significantly in recent years. At Key Stage 4 the Progress 8 score for 2018 was 0. The school was last inspected in October 2018 and was judged to be “Requires Improvement”. The full Ofsted report is available on Ofsted’s or the school’s web site. Inspectors recognised the many strengths that the school has, agreed with the areas for improvement that we have identified and confirmed that we have made progress in these areas.

The School serves the small town of Millom (pop. about 7,000) and a wide rural catchment area extending to the north and west for some thirty miles along the Cumbrian coast and into the Lakeland fells. Local housing in the attractive surrounding countryside is generally affordable. It is the only secondary school in the town and shares its catchment boundaries with John Ruskin School at Coniston (15 miles north-east) and the West Lakes Academy at Egremont (27 miles north-west). The school is part of the Furness Educational Consortium, which includes all the secondary schools, Barrow Sixth Form College and Furness College.

The curriculum is innovative with a degree of personalised learning established and continually developing. In Key Stage 4 the school has introduced a number of alternative courses and accreditations in conjunction with GCSEs. These courses can offer progression to A Levels or Level 3 vocational courses. The curriculum includes a range of A-level and vocational subjects.

Student Support
The student support team’s brief is to focus on the pastoral aspects of students’ experiences at school, by assisting students who have difficulties in lessons, either with learning or behaviour. They listen and provide advice and support if students have personal difficulties, and work alongside parents and a range of other outside agencies. The team also provides students with information and guidance, helping them plan for the future, and create opportunities in school for students to try new and different activities.

The school has a large and active governing body. The governing body includes parents, local councillors, business people and residents from Millom and the surrounding area. Senior students and members of the senior leadership team are associate governors. There is a slimmed-down committee structure which includes a finance committee who have been commended by the LA for their oversight over the school’s budget.

Arranging a visit to Millom School

If you have particular questions about the post, we will be happy to answer them for you. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Sheila Minter, on stminters@millom.cumbria.sch.uk who will be pleased to help you.

School location

Salthouse Road, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 5AB

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