Head of English
20 days remaining to apply
Earliest start date
1 May 2023
Latest start date
1 September 2023
17 April 2023 at 9am
16 March 2023
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What skills and experience we're looking for
Are you an inspirational and highly motivated English teacher with great leadership skills looking for a new challenge? If you are looking for a Head of English post and think that you have the skills and aptitude to inspire and motivate children with special needs, then why not come and join us and lead our department to new heights.
Our school is an outstanding Special School Academy, and we are committed to ensure that all our pupils become the best that they can be and they can enjoy and achieve in all that they do. Our teachers have a strong sense of commitment and use their excellent subject knowledge to provide interesting and creative lessons in which all pupils learn well. They have high expectations of their pupils and develop good supportive relationships and a positive learning atmosphere where the girls can thrive.
We are currently seeking a committed professional who has a real passion for English to lead this vital department. The successful applicant will be an outstanding English teacher, with strong leadership skills and a desire to innovate and further develop the department. You will be leading a small team of teachers and support staff and working with motivated students who love learning.
What the school offers its staff
Alfriston School benefits from outstanding modern facilities, all of our classrooms are fully equipped with interactive screens and access to class sets of laptops or iPads. All teachers are provided with a laptop that is renewed every three years. The school enjoys a recently modernised performing arts and music facilities that include the use of a dance studio, sound/recording studio and performance space, along with our exceptional sports facilities that caters for a range of indoor and outdoor activities including mountain biking, trampolining, cycling, football and many others. The school also enjoys use of its spacious swimming pool designed by a bespoke architect.
Staff often remark that Alfriston it is a great place to work. Staff retention is high which we think reflects the supportive and friendly environment in which we work. Our pupils are inspirational and full of potential.
Having been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in July 2013 it was noted “The excellent personal and academic opportunities offered ensure that the school makes a huge difference to the lives of students. As a result, all groups achieve outstandingly well from their individual starting points.”
The school culture of teamwork and aspiration is reflected in the report where it states “The headteacher has a very ambitious vision for the school. Senior leaders and managers place a significant focus on improving staff performance through regular high-quality training and checks on their work. The governing body makes an excellent contribution to the school’s effectiveness and work tirelessly to raise achievement through its regular visits to check teaching and learning.”
Alfriston School also offers staff:
- A friendly working environment
- Supportive and caring colleagues
- Excellent opportunities for professional development
- Onsite parking
- Transport links (Chiltern Line and close to the M40)
- Discount on hire of selected school facilities
- Close to local amenities
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About Alfriston School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 154 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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- Phone number
- 01494 673740
Alfriston is an outstanding Special School with Academy status for girls aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties and speech and language and communication difficulties. We currently have 155 girls on roll. All the pupils have an Education Health Care Plan and are taught in small groups and with additional support. Our staff are specialist subject teachers and are experienced in working with a range of special needs and abilities. Pupils attend Alfriston from all over Buckinghamshire and some neighbouring counties. We also have weekly boarding provision for 20 pupils. We consider the staff team as our most valuable resource. Training and development is a high priority in the school. There is also personal support given to staff to manage the diverse and challenging work needed to support pupils with significant special needs. At present there are 70 staff employed at the school working in the teaching, support, residential and administrative teams. We are proud of the excellent standard of education provided at Alfriston.
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