This job expired on 22 September 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 July 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 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full-time, standard teaching hours

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2.2

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a motivating and inspiring Head of English, who is passionate and innovative, and who can make a big impact in this Ofsted rated “Good” secondary school.This an important and influential middle leadership role within the school.

As the Head of English, you will ensure provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant, and differentiated curriculum for students. Staff are eager to collaborate with one another, reflecting on ways to elevate the curriculum and teaching practices, allowing you to continuously develop your skills and keep your passion for teaching maintained. Applications are welcome from resourceful, and dedicated individuals, with a track record of outstanding teaching practice and experience of planning and teaching inspiring English lessons. You will be enthusiastic, empathetic, patient and approachable, with a genuine commitment to supporting the school to deliver English to the highest standard.

You will have:

  • A passion for keeping abreast of developments in English, with the ability to lead colleagues in reviewing and evaluating the subject, (in consultation with the Headteacher) to constantly improve and develop the subject.
  • A high level of commitment to aspirational achievement and progress for all groups of pupils
  • The ability to establish excellent relationships with all pupils and staff
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • A supportive approach to the Catholic ethos of the school and the care the school provides

  • A spirited approach to teaching and learning and excellent practitioner skills

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you

Tailored support from our Head of School, Assistant Headteachers and staff colleagues as we further develop you and give you the skills, encouragement, and experience within the profession to continue to ‘love and serve’.

A welcoming and highly supportive school and wider community.

Mental health support and advice to staff from the Wellbeing in Mind Team, an NHS run service.

Friendly children who are eager to learn.

Personal and professional development opportunities.

An experienced and committed staff with a supportive Governing Body and wider School/Church community

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding children and
young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and barring disclosure.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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About St Augustine's Catholic School - a Catholic voluntary academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
588 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

St Augustine’s success over the last 3 years has seen us become oversubscribed, invest heavily in our staff development and celebrate sustained results and outstanding pupil progress. We take from right across the coastal area which makes us a truly diverse school community.

Although we may be a smaller than average school (607 on roll) we certainly think big – and our calm and purposeful ethos of learning is frequently commented on from our school community and visitors. Staff know our students well and together we form a cohesive community.

Due to the quality of CPD, colleagues that support each other and a sense of fun and enjoyment we have seen our staff stay and develop – and as such our school has low staff turnover and high staff retention.

Arranging a visit to St Augustine's Catholic School - a Catholic voluntary academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email NYES.Resourcing@northyorks.gov.uk.

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