Head of English

Devonport High School for Girls, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DL

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Head of English job summary


A Specialist Language College 


Required from January 2023  

An inspiring, well-qualified Teacher of English is required to lead and further develop our English Department. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and learning, and the ability to lead innovation. 

The post holder will be required to teach English at GCSE and A Level, and have a proven record of success supporting students to achieve the highest grades and to pursue careers in English. 

DHSG is one of the country’s highest performing state schools. The school has strong international links and creates successful, happy young people who have the skills to carry out leading roles in the world. If you have the energy, skills and motivation to join us and make a difference we would welcome an application from you. Further information and application packs are available from our website: www.dhsg.co.uk 

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 3 October 2022 with interviews being held during the week commencing 10 October 2022. Please note that CVs are not accepted. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Lyndhurst Road, Peverell, Plymouth, PL2 3DL 

Tel: 01752 705024 

Email: recruitment@dhsg.co.uk 

Head Teacher: Mr L J Sargeant BA(Hons), MA(Ed), PGCE, NPQH

Applying for the job

All applications for employment should be made by completing the school’s application form, which can then be submitted by post to the school address or by email to recruitment@dhsg.co.uk. The form can be downloaded from the ‘Staff Vacancies’ section of the website at www.dhsg.co.uk. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Applications for this vacancy must be received by 9am on Monday 3 October 2022.

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Supporting documents

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About Devonport High School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
821 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

Devonport High School for Girls was established in 1908 and is situated on a lovely green site overlooking Plymouth's Central Park, approximately two miles from the city centre. It is an 11-18 selective girls' grammar school and became an Academy in April 2011.

There are approximately 850 students on roll, including around 225 in the Sixth Form. Students come from Plymouth and the surrounding counties of Devon and Cornwall.

The school is part of The Link Partnership (TLP) with four other schools in the city, which enables us to extend curriculum provision for students in the Sixth Form.

In 2005 the school was granted Specialist Schools Status for Languages. We offer a number of languages including French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Latin. There is a dedicated Language Laboratory, and exchange and business links have been established within the UK and worldwide. The school first achieved International School status in 2006 and has recently received the award for the fifth time.

As well as its strong international links Devonport High School for Girls has gained a reputation for academic excellence, which helps launch its students on their chosen career paths. The work ethic in the school is very strong and staff are deeply committed to their teaching.

The school places a strong emphasis on developing the whole person and as part of this commitment organises a broad range of enriching extra-curricular opportunities and a comprehensive programme of educational and cultural visits, with opportunities for students to travel abroad.

The staff of approximately 100 teaching and support staff (a mixture of full-time and part-time employees) are led by the Senior Leadership Team, which comprises of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, four Assistant Head Teachers and the Business Manager.

More detailed information about the school can be found on the school website www.dhsg.co.uk

Arranging a visit to Devonport High School for Girls

If you would like to visit the school or have an informal, confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Mrs K Luscombe
Personnel Assistant
Devonport High School for Girls
Lyndhurst Road

T: 01752 705 024
E: recruitment@dhsg.co,uk

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