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  • Closing date

    24 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

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£35,700 - £45,200

Head of English Faculty job summary

Full Time, permanent role

Salary – United Learning Pay Scale (competitive)

William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is a well-established 3-18 Academy and is one of the most over-subscribed schools in Greater Manchester with a long and distinguished history. It has a very inclusive and diverse community with over 40 languages spoken and our school is truly representative of Manchester’s rich multi-cultural heritage. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion.

The school has over 1600 pupils in total and over 200 members of staff. The Academy has a relatively new Sixth Form Centre which in 2018 marked the completion of a huge expansion project. Inspectors judged the school to be Good in all phases in its most recent inspection, May 2019.

We provide: 

  • An all-through 3 - 18 school experience.
  • A learning environment based on very high academic standards.
  • A school where all pupils are encouraged to reach their true potential and parents are welcome.
  • The best of the independent school tradition such as the House system and a tremendous range of extra-curricular activities.
  • An exciting place to learn with excellent facilities, new technology and a wide range of teaching and learning experiences.
  • A vibrant and tolerant multi-cultural community.
  • A deeper learning of the wider world through our enterprise activities.
  • Outstanding careers advice and an opportunity to meet former students who have gone on to be successful in a variety of occupations.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Faculty to be responsible for leading the English faculty. The faculty comprises of eleven teachers with leaders for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and Secondary Phase Literacy. The school Librarian, a Specialist Learning Support Assistant and Functional Skills Co-Ordinator also report to the Head of English. English is a hugely popular faculty with an excellent track record at GCSE. The faculty offers three subjects at A Level: English Literature, English Language and Film Studies.

You will have proven leadership qualities, excellent classroom practice and strong experience in teaching English and whilst a subject specialism or current lead in English would be desirable, it is not essential. We, in turn, are committed to developing these qualities further through excellent professional development opportunities.

Reporting to the Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning), this is a key leadership position where you will work directly with other Heads of Faculty, the wider pastoral team and extended leadership team. You will lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources within the English faculty, monitor and evaluate the development of teaching and learning strategies for students and ensure that staff are provided with relevant information and training relating to the support of their students. In addition, you will be responsible for raising standards of attainment and achievement for English students in all year groups.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the use of IT and will have a proven track record of leadership, line management and pastoral care.

William Hulme's Grammar School is Greater Manchester’s Second most over-subscribed school and one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. It is an all-through (3-18) Academy of over 1600 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds and is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England..

United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resources, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children and all staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and full child protection/safeguarding training. United Learning is an equal opportunities employer.

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About William Hulme's Grammar School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 3 to 18
School size
1595 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

William Hulme’s Grammar School is the second most over-subscribed school in Manchester and one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. WHGS is an all-through (3-18) Academy of over 1450 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Academy has a relatively new Sixth Form Centre, a two-form entry Primary Phase and has specialist rooms in the Secondary Phase, including fully equipped science labs, a library, ICT resource centre, music practice rooms, design, technology and art rooms. There is also a sports hall with changing facilities, along with full kitchen and dining facilities in the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.

Inspectors judged the school to be Good in all phases in its most recent inspection, May 2019

William Hulme’s Grammar School is a vibrant, multicultural school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and beliefs. We are committed to ensuring that all children receive a first class education that prepares them thoroughly for the future and allows them to play an active role in the life of the school and wider community. The school encourages staff to organise events and trips (home and abroad), extra-curricular and subject enrichment activities, to develop the whole child, to prepare him/her for the challenges of the modern world.

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