This job expired on 27 March 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Job role

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

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L7 - L11

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Role: Head of English

Academy: Outwood Academy Acklam

Salary: L7 to L11

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of English looking for promotion or a new challenge in an Outstanding Trust? -Come and join our team at Outwood Academy Acklam, Middlesbrough!

Outwood Grange Academies Trust seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role.

This post is a key appointment in terms of enhancing and ensuring positive life chances for our students through success and achievement in this key area.

The person we are seeking to appoint will be dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated in making use of the state-of-the-art facilities our fantastic Academy buildings can offer, in order to develop the life chances of our young people through inspirational and successful English teaching.

If you are such a person we would be delighted to hear from you, and you would be very welcome to visit the Academy at any time.

If you would like to discuss the role with our Principal, Mr Skidmore, please contact his PA, Rebecca Galloway on r.galloway@acklam.outwood.com. For further information regarding the application process please contract Abbey Davies, HR Assistant, on a.davies@acklam.outwood.com.

What the school offers its staff


Outwood Grange Academies Trust supports colleagues by funding an extensive range of accredited training courses and apprenticeship opportunities up to Masters level. We also offer:

  • Your starting salary plus annual inflation linked increases. The starting salary will be dependent on experience.
  • We follow the principles of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
  • You will be automatically enrolled into the generous Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Pay progression happens automatically on the anniversary of the target period appropriate to your role
  • Flexible family friendly policies from day one
  • We have our own Workload Charter and are committed to ensuring that Teachers’ workloads are manageable
  • All teachers receive an allotted minimum of two hours CPD each week
  • Access to centralised resources to support with lesson planning and reducing workload
  • Comprehensive induction and training process

You will also be automatically enrolled into our Employee Assistance Programme which gives you and your family members free access to:

  • Specialist information on a wide range of work-life issues
  • Emotional support and counselling for a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Legal guidance
  • Financial guidance and debt counselling
  • Child and dependent care support and advice
  • Support for managers

We are also a wellbeing employer with a dedicated wellbeing policy and menopause policy, along with menopause champions based in our academies. Other benefits include:

  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts such as competitively priced Synergy Car Leasing
  • Access to various discount sites

Commitment to safeguarding

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

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About Outwood Academy Acklam

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1159 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01642 818200

Outwood Academy Acklam, which was the first Outwood school in Teesside, has almost 1200 students on roll. At its latest inspection, it was judged to be a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING leadership. We are a diverse and vibrant 11-16 academy, based in the friendly, north-east town of Middlesbrough.

We are a welcoming and supportive academy, with a relentless determination to provide the very best education for every child. We place students at the centre of everything we do, with a focus on creating a culture of success and a positive climate for learning. In a beautiful setting, enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities that the academy has to offer.

We have a holistic and inclusive approach to the work that we do. The Academy has received accolades and external recognition, with the awarding of the Inclusion Quality Mark - Centre of Excellence, alongside the Carnegie ‘Gold’ Mental Health Award for the work we do to support our diverse and dynamic student body.

Arranging a visit to Outwood Academy Acklam

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email r.galloway@acklam.outwood.com.

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