This job expired on 27 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 April 2023 at 5:35pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPR/UPR (FTE £28,000 - £43,685 per annum)

Additional allowances

TLR1 £14,732

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be joining a hard-working, well-qualified and very friendly group of teachers who want the English subject to be seen as lively and exciting. You will provide clear and cohesive leadership and direction in teaching and learning, managing and motivating teaching and support colleagues in developing innovative teaching strategies to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and achievement. You will also have a whole-school responsibility for reading across the school.

English in the curriculum is key to helping students develop the ability to sympathise and empathise, to question the world in which we live, and explore the range of human behaviours and responses. In KS3, students explore a range of texts, exploring deep questions with the goal of building thoughtful, kind and empathetic human beings who will enter the wider world and enrich it with ideas and compassion. The KS3 curriculum also explores media, and the idea of bias, digital narrative and the impact of coupling images with words, so that young people are prepared for life with the knowledge to make informed decisions. In KS4, students are prepared with a strong academic focus for their GCSEs in Literature and Language, This solid bedrock has ensured that at KS5, the uptake of English Literature and Language continues to grow, students have a wider curiosity around the use of language in the media and wider world. You will be keen to lead your team to enhance the extra-curricular offer, improve overall teaching and learning and ensure students and your team meet their potential.

You will:

  • Be an excellent English teacher who truly is passionate about the subject;• Be a committed team player;• Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships;• Be committed to Felixstowe School's ethos;• Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development

What the school offers its staff

Our school is an amazing place, full of wonderful students and staff. We pride ourselves on taking an evidence-based approach to innovation, meaning that we choose strategies that impact on student progress and teacher workload.

Our sensible and realistic policies include an excellent behaviour policy, and a whole class feedback policy.

Our modern facilities provide an excellent environment to work in, and our thriving Sixth Form continues to grow, as do the numbers in other year groups; our 2023 Year 7 intake is the largest in over ten years as the school becomes increasingly popular.

CPD is important at Felixstowe School we are looking for a Head of Department who is keen to learn and ensure they see CPD as part of their wider role. If you are looking for a department where you can make real change, teach wonderful students and want to make the difference to lives this is the role for you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
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About Felixstowe School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1228 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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