Head of English

Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3EF

This job expired on 3 October 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR1C £12,114

Head of English job summary

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to work in Gloucestershire’s largest comprehensive school.

We wish to appoint a Head of English to develop and lead a lively and enthusiastic English Department consisting of 16 colleagues, with 2 colleagues holding TLR posts as KS3 and KS4 leads.

The English department is one of the largest and most important departments in the school; your work will have an impact throughout the school and you will have a highly influential role.

The English team is very strong and supportive. To lead our team, we are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who has experience of teaching across all three key stages and has a genuine love of literature, who is able to inspire our team and lead them forward.

We have recently redesigned our curriculum, investing in a wealth of resources to inspire a love of learning and literature. We are proud of our knowledge-rich, resource-rich curriculum with topics such as Victorian Gothic, ‘right and wrong’ in fiction and protest poetry alongside Shakespeare. However, as an experienced professional, leading one of the largest English departments in the country you will have a high degree of autonomy to establish a curriculum which leads to success in public exams whilst ensuring that our students love English and become critical readers, confident writers, and successful speakers

For further information about the role and details on how to apply please see our Candidate Information Pack.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value and respect diversity across our whole school community. Bournside is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

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About Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1707 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01242 235 555

Bournside is the largest comprehensive 11-18 school in Gloucestershire. We are an established single academy trust with a good reputation (Ofsted ‘Good’ rating 2016), wide catchment, and a strong presence in the community. Our school is consistently oversubscribed with a PAN of 300, and most of our students choose to stay with us for their
post-16 study.

Bournside is a mixed, non-denominational academy school for students aged 11 to 18. It is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It settled in its current location of Warden Hill in the early part of the 1970s and converted to academy status in 2011.

Arranging a visit to Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

Please contact Karen Hanley, Deputy Headteacher kjh@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk to arrange a visit to our school so you can see for yourself why it is a wonderful place to work.

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