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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR plus TLR 2b - £5,193 and SEN1 - £2,384

Additional allowances

TLR 2b - £5,193 and SEN1 - £2,384

What skills and experience we're looking for

Hamilton School is seeking a Head of English. We are looking for resilient candidates ready to thrive in a unique setting, making a lasting impact on both education and students' personal development. As Head of English, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum at Hamilton School and contributing to the success of the Special and AP hub within Maiden Erlegh Trust.

We need someone who thrives in the face of challenges. In this role, you'll support students not only academically but also in their personal development journey. We're seeking candidates who can cultivate resilience in themselves and empower students to do the same, creating a positive and transformative learning experience.

Beyond Hamilton School, your role will involve collaborative efforts within the Maiden Erlegh Trust hub, ensuring a cohesive and impactful approach to delivering exceptional education.

We are a proudly comprehensive and local community-based Trust. We believe in ambitious inclusion and that every child and young person can achieve great things. As a result, we have a range of schools because we want to be a Trust for local families, whatever their circumstances. Because our Trust schools are geographically close, we know our communities and our local agencies very well. This supports strong collaboration, productive working relationships and access to genuine support and assistance (often not as readily available in larger trusts).

Working with extremely talented, driven, and inspirational colleagues, this is a really exciting time to be joining the SEND and Alternative Provision Hub within Maiden Erlegh Trust; which is made up of Cranbury College, Hamilton School and the soon to open Oak Tree School.

What the school offers its staff

As Head of English, you will oversee the subject provision across Hamilton School. You will ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, resources are used efficiently and effectively, and the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with Trust and school policy. You will also provide support with annual departmental plans, appraisals, the resourcing of the department, promote an ethos of teamwork and establish a culture of sharing good practice.

You will need the ability to lead and manage people to work towards a common goal, as well as good decision-making skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

As a teacher, you will have excellent subject knowledge and experience of teaching at KS3-5 and be able to work closely with others. Being up to date with professional developments in English and other aspects of education is equally important.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. For our teaching team we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners.

All applications should be sent to recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org using the form provided.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

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About Hamilton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
51 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Hamilton School is special school based in Reading, catering for children in years 7-13 with SEMH.

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